Welcome to the
GREAT LAKES TAIKO CENTER 五大湖太鼓センター
Free Drop-In Taiko Lessons
Have you ever wondered what it's like to play on a 3.5 foot diameter, 220 pound drum? Join one of our free drop-in taiko lessons for your chance to play on one of the largest Taiko drums in North America.
During the lesson you will learn about the different types of taiko drums, proper stance and playing form, some basic rythms and even a simple song.
1-2 PM Sunday, February 14
1-2 PM Sunday, March 6
1-2 PM, Sunday, April 17
1-2 PM, Sunday May 15
RSVP on MeetUp.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ready to Join a class? Then visit our Learn Taiko Drumming page to find a class that fits you. There is never a charge to visit and observe/participate.
Are you looking for music classes with a twist? If you want to learn to play music, but don't get excited about traditional instruments like violin or piano, you should give taiko drumming a try. We are offer a wide selection of classes for all ages and all skill levels. Follow this link to register - Michigan Taiko Classes, or call to set up a free trial class or lesson 248-773-8899.
Taiko drumming is a unique way to learn a fun and new skill, learn a musical instrument, be more active, exercise on a regular basis (yes, exercise), meet new people, and even pick up some Japanese language. Sign up now from the Registration page.
The Great Lakes Taiko Center is committed to sharing authentic, Japanese taiko drumming through education, workshops and performances. We love to share taiko and hope you will join us for a class at the Center.
What is taiko drumming? Japanese Taiko drumming combines music, communication skills, teamwork and a touch of martial arts to create a fun and unique art form.
Do I need to read music? No, it is not required. Our instructors teach in such a way that musicians and non-musicians alike can enjoy playing music together in a group.
Are there any age limits? we offer classes for almost every age, from 3 to 103. (Check out the video below to see what a toddler taiko class is like.)
Are your classes authentic? Our instructors were trained by professional taiko drummers in Japan and all our drums were purchased and imported from Japan.
Can I visit and observe a class? Yes, of course. Please contact the Taiko Center at 248-773-8899 or email at email@example.com to inquire about the best class to visit
Can you speak Japanese? はい、日本語でどうぞ。
Check out our spot on Kam's Corner, Fox 2 Detroit
Free trial classes are always available. Contact Brian firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248-773-8899.
Check out more videos below:
- Taiko Classes for all ages 子供からおじいちゃんとおばあちゃんまでの太鼓教室
- Workshops ワークショップ
- Team Building/Leadership Trainingチームビルディング・リーダシップ研修
- Performances for all occassions 演奏
- Assemblies for schools, libraries, etc. 学校、図書館などの演奏
We are listed on the Michigan Humanities Council Touring Program. Non-Profits are eligible to apply for grants to help cover the cost of hosting a performance or workshop.
Visit here for information about applying for grants: Michigan Humanities Touring Program
Do you want to learn Taiko Drumming in Michigan?
"I've always wanted to learn taiko drumming, but don't think I'd be able to do it." Have you ever said that after seeing an exciting and energetic taiko performance? I told myself that for 7 years before I finally gave it a try. My only regret is that I didn't try it sooner.
We always welcome visitors to our classes to observe and/or participate. If you have not played taiko drums before, but would like to, please also consider one our beginner options.
Check out the Performance page for details about our upcoming performances.
Great Lakes Taiko Center, LLC
43000 W. Nine Mile rd, Novi, MI 48375
How to Find Us: Click Here for Map
Taiko in Michigan = http://www.michigantaiko.net