Contact and FAQ


Please call the office or e-mail Julia Asano if you have any questions about the

Courses, Workshops, and/or Recital + Concert.




Q. Do students need to show their vaccination records to join class?

A. No, starting from Session 1 (Mar 28) we will not be asking for vaccination records or negative COVID-19 test results. We will be asking everyone to wear a mask, though, regardless of vaccination status. We will also be checking everyone's temperature before they enter the studio.

Q. What do I do if I test positive while I am enrolled in a course?

A. If you test positive for COVID-19 during a course please let us know as soon as you find out. You will need to isolate for at least 5 days. You will be able to come back if you are asymptomatic after the 5th day of isolation.

Q. What if I was exposed to someone with COVID-19?

A. You are able to come to class, however, please be sure to wear a mask the whole time you are inside the facility. If possible, please get tested on day 5 of exposure. If you develop symptoms please stay home until you feel better.

Learning Taiko

Q. I am a beginner of taiko, what course should I register for?

A. We recommend everyone to take a fundamentals course if you are new to taiko. Check out the courses we will be offering for Session 3 here:

Q. I live in LA but not a student of LATI, can I still join in?

A. Of course! You can either come to Asano Taiko US or take online lessons, regardless of your group affiliation.

Q. Do I have to take all the sessions to participate in the Recital + Concert?

A. No, we only require that you enroll in Session 3. If you have just started playing taiko, we do recommend taking fundamentals courses from Session 1. Please check the course flow chart:

LATI DONference Events

Q. What is LATI DONference?

A. LATI DONference is a taiko event that Asano Taiko U.S. & LATI started hosting in December of 2021. It gathers taiko players not just from LATI but from all over the world through joint workshops, rehearsals, a Recital, Concert, and parties!

Q. When will all the workshop and recital details be available?

A. Details for the workshops and Recital + Concert will all be available during Session 3 (Sep 2022).

Q. When will registration for LATI DONference and volunteering be available?

A. All of these will also be available during Session 3 (Sep 2022).