Contact and FAQ

Contact

Please e-mail any of our staff below for specific question regarding classes, events, hospitality, volunteers, etc.

Katsuji Asano

CEO

katsuji@asano.us

Yuta Kato

Coordinator/Classes

yuta@taiko.la

Masa Miyano

Events

masa@taiko.la

Fred Visaya

Hospitality/Volunteer

fredvisa.ya@gmail.com

FAQ's


General

Q. What happens if the pandemic situation does not improve and in-person events cannot take place?

A. We will monitor the situation closely and have different options for presenting pieces if we cannot do the performances in-person - ex. Virtual Concert, Live-streamed Concert without audience, etc.

Q. I'm already set on coming! How do I register?

A. Official Registration Form is available now on our Home Page!


Learning

Q. I am a beginner of taiko, can I still be in the Recital?

A. Yes, but we recommend you take the fundamentals courses.

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?

A. No, we only require that you enroll in Session 3.


Events

Q. How do I purchase performance tickets?

A1. Recital Tickets: https://torrancearts.org/show/the-art-study-of-taiko-recital/

A2. Concert Tickets: https://torrancearts.org/show/the-art-study-of-taiko-concert/

Q. What is the difference between the Recital and the Concert?

A. The Recital is for students performing what they learned through Courses in Session 3. The Concert is for taiko groups that exist separately from these Courses.

Q. Will the studio be open for personal practice during the Events?

A. YES.

Q. Is there a limit to how many pieces I can learn and be a part of in the Recital?

A. No! Initially we thought that it would be necessary to limit each person's involvement but now we can have every person perform in all the pieces that they are taking classes in.


Workshops

Q. Can I just come and take the Workshops in December?

A. Yes! Please register using our Registration Form. For workshop details, please see the Workshops page.

Q. What if I cannot attend all three days of the workshops?

A. There is only one registration package ($240 for all three workshops), and will not be offering a single-day registration option at this time. We may be able to accommodate your availability and we would love to contact you if these plans change -- please contact Masa (masa@taiko.la) to join the waitlist. Masa will contact you following the registration deadline on 11/11 (Thu).

Q. What is the Refund/Cancellation Policy?

A. For any instances where you are no longer able to attend the workshops, the last day for 100% refund will be on 11/30 (Tue). If Asano Taiko U.S. can no longer host the scheduled events, we will notify you ASAP, along with a 100% refund regardless of the date of the cancellation announcement.


Hospitality

Q. Do I have to set up accommodation through you? or can I get my own hotel/Airbnb?

A. Please don't feel pressured to have to use our services. We will most likely not be able to offer transportation though.

Q. Will there be rides from the airport to the events?

A. We cannot make any promises yet, but we will try our best to offer shuttle services.