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Free Taiko Classes!
Classes available for ages 3 – 93!

Want to give taiko drumming a try? New students can try out classes for the whole month of September, tuition-free at the Great Lakes Taiko Center.

How?
Register for a taiko class at www.michigantaiko.net/taiko-classes
Attend classes in September
Decide if you want to continue or not by October 1st.
Students who continue will begin paying tuition on October 15.
Students who are not able to continue pay nothing.
In either case, you will not pay any tuition fees for September.

 

Visit the "Learn Taiko Drumming" page to register for classes. (Fall Registration available now. Don't wait, some classes are nearly full!)

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Taiko Classes

Do you live in Michigan and want to learn Japanese taiko drumming? Visit the Taiko Classes page to register for beginner/introductory classes and to find out more about or ongoing classes.

If you've been waiting to give taiko a try, now is the perfect opportunity. All are welcome, regardless of age, gender, musical ability, etc.

email: raion.taiko@gmail.com or call 248-773-8899 for more information

The Great Lakes Taiko Center offers classes for children and adults.

email raion.taiko@gmail.com or call 248-773-8899 for more information about classes

Concerts

Find out where we're playing next by checking the performances page or our Facebook page to get details. There are several fall performances coming up. Don't miss out!

 

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New Students - Enjoy free tuition in September!

New students can try out a class for the whole month of September at no cost. Just register for a class from our Learn Taiko Drumming page. Students new to the Taiko Center will not be charged any tuition fees for the month of September. Decide if you would like to continue by October 1st. Students who continue will begin paying tuition in October.

Check out classes at the Taiko Center

2015/2016 Class registration is now available.  Don't wait to Reserve your spot. Visit our taiko classes page to find a your class. Register for taiko classes.

The 2015/2016 class session will begin on September 8. If you're not sure about signing up, visit one of our free, August Drop-In Classes from 1 - 2 pm on Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 16.

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.

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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 raion.taiko@gmail.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 raion.taiko@gmail.com or call 248-773-8899.

 

Check out more videos below:


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.

 

Contact: raion.taiko@gmail.com

 Great Lakes Taiko Center, LLC

43000 W. Nine Mile rd, Novi, MI 48375

248-773-8899

How to Find Us: Click Here for Map

Taiko in Michigan = http://www.michigantaiko.net