Online courses

Currently accepting enrollment for Session 1!

General Flow of Online LATI Course

  • Sign Up/Purchase a class of choice (below)

  • Receive weekly lesson(s) and homework assignment(s)

  • Students submit homework video

  • Instructor gives feedback

  • Repeat

Example of a weekly lesson:

Session 1 - Course Listing

8-Week Online Course - May 3 ~ June 27, 2021

Beta Fundamentals - by Yuta Kato

  • Most basic style of taiko where the hitting surface of the drum is horizontal to the floor.

  • Proceed to intermediate courses in Session 2 and unlock piece-learning courses such as Dokokara and Funki.

Naname Fundamentals - by Yuta Kato

  • Most popular style of taiko at LATI, where the drum is placed on an angled stand allowing for more choreographic playing.

  • Proceed to intermediate courses in Session 2 and unlock piece-learning courses such as Jack Bazaar, Omiyage, and Yodan-Uchi.

Odaiko Fundamentals - by Yuta Kato

  • The "Big Drum", where the drum is placed on a higher stand and hitting surface is perpendicular to the floor.

  • Proceed to intermediate courses in Session 2 and unlock piece-learning courses such as Rei.

Small Drum Fundamentals - by David Wells

  • Shime and Okedo (taiko) hitting techniques and drills for dexterity between both drums.

  • Proceed to intermediate courses in Session 2 and unlock piece-learning and Ji (basebeat) courses such as Summer Reprise and Rose d'Afrique.

Fue Fundamentals - by David Wells

  • Japanese bamboo flute known as shinobue or fue. Students will need their own instrument.

  • We will try to find one weekly meeting time for all class participants to review together via Zoom. If we are unable to find a time that works for everyone, students that can't attend the Zoom class will have the option to submit videos for review or to request a refund of the tuition.

  • Proceed to intermediate courses in Session 2 and unlock the fue portion of piece-learning courses for Modori.

Questions?

David Wells - david@taiko.la

Yuta Kato - yuta@taiko.la