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Fun workout in Novi TaikoFit Cardio Drumming!

Most cardio drumming classes use regular drumsticks to strike an exercise ball. In our TaikoFit class, you can enjoy the added excitement and power from striking a Japanese taiko drum, and get a more intense workout from using larger, heaver sticks. Reserve a spot and join in the drumming fun while exercising to great music! For more information, dates, and registration, check out our TaikoFit Meetup page.

>Upcoming TaikoFit classes 12-1pm on Saturdays:  May 6th & 13th

Free Drop-In Taiko Drumming Classes in Novi!

Think taiko drumming looks like fun, but you've never tried it before? Come out to one of our free, drop-in, no-obligation classes to see if it is a good fit for you. We have students of all ages, nationalities and musical abilities. It is truly enjoyable for everyone. RSVP on Drop-in Taiko MeetUp page or send an email to

>Upcoming Drop-In Taiko classes 1:00 pm on Sundays:  May 21st

GLTC classes are currently in Spring Session, preparing for the June 11th Concert. Visit our Taiko Classes page to learn more about our Pre-school, Youth, or Adult classes.

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The Great Lakes Taiko Center is committed to sharing authentic, Japanese taiko drumming through education, workshops, and performances. 


Learn about Taiko Classes!

 We love to share taiko and hope you will join us for a class.

  • Classes available for ages 3 - 103
  • No musical experience required
  • Stay active, learn a new skill and make new friends
  • Students may perform at our annual concert in June
  • Join one of the Midwest's largest taiko community!

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    Share in the Joy of Taiko with us at our annual concert!

    Whether you’re a taiko enthusiast, or perhaps just curious to see Japanese Taiko drumming for the first time, you are sure to enjoy the empowering spirit of our Taiko Center classes and the wonderful artistry of our Midwest Taiko ensembles. See Performances for more info.  

    PERFORMERS:  Raion Taiko & Godaiko Drummers + Chicago's Ho Etsu Taiko and our 2016-17 Classes

    DATE:  4:00 PM on Sunday June 11th 2017 (doors open at 3PM)

    LOCATION:  Redford Theatre (17360 Lahser Road, Detroit, MI 48219)

    TICKETS:  Adults $15, Kids 12 & under $10 in advance (+$5 at the door)

    PURCHASE: or contact GLTC (248)773-8899 or


    Try a Free Drop-In Taiko Drumming Class in Novi!

    Drop-In Classes: SUN (1:00-2:15 PM) on May 21st
    Does Taiko look fun, but you've never tried it before? Let's MeetUp and Try Japanese Taiko Drumming! Drop by the Great Lakes Taiko Center in Novi (MI) for one of our free monthly classes. During this fun and educational class, you will learn about the different types of taiko drums, proper stance and playing form, some basic rhythms, and even a simple song. No musical background required, and there is no obligation or cost (sticks and drums provided)... just bring your interest in taiko! RSVP on (or contact GLTC)

    Get into Novi TaikoFit Cardio Drumming!

    TaikoFit Classes:  SAT (12 to 1 PM) on May 6th & May 13th
    TaikoFit takes cardio drumming to the next level. Enjoy the added excitement and power from the deep, booming sounds of real Japanese Taiko drums, and get a more intense workout from using the larger, heavier bachi sticks. TaikoFit classes are all about having a good time while you exercise. You don't need to be a music or fitness expert to participate as instructors will guide you through dynamic routines with upbeat music and varying intensity options of rhythms and movements. Drums and sticks are provided. *Classes limited to 10 participants. Register on (or contact GLTC)


    43000 W. Nine Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375

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    Phone: 248-773-8899


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