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Join the Taiko Community Alliance!


Whether you’ve been drumming all your life or just picked up your first pair of bachi, you can help to preserve and advance the art of taiko.

When you become a TCA member, you become part of an international community that – through the power of taiko – is creating a world where everyone benefits from the inspiration, motivation, and empowerment that comes from drumming together.

Your membership is tax-deductible and supports TCA’s ongoing operational costs, funds our programming, and ensure’s our long-term sustainability.

Not ready to become a member? Consider making a one-time donation to support our programs, and learn about other ways you help to sustain TCA’s work.

Annual Membership Experience Community

TCA relies on our members to help sustain the organization and ensure the continuation of our programs. But, we are also committed to eliminating barriers and maximizing access to the growing network of support and resources that TCA has to offer. This is especially true during periods of financial hardship like those we have experienced throughout 2020 and 2021. As such, we are maintaining last year’s “Pay As You Can” initiative and invite you to choose your membership contribution for 2022.

Annual Memberships include:

  • Regular Membership: $50
  • Student Membership: $10 
  • Pay As You Can (PAYC) Membership: $10+

Student and PAYC Memberships begin at $10 to cover our minimum operational costs. Additional funds generated through membership have directly funded TCA’s core programs, including:

  • TCA Grants
  • The Emergency Relief Fund
  • The 2022 Regional Gathering Series
  • The North American Taiko Conference

Sustaining Membership Empower Longevity

TCA’s Sustaining Members provide an unrestricted monthly contribution to the organization, generating a dependable baseline of funding to sustain our ongoing operations while helping TCA to grow and plan for the future.

More convenient than a regular membership, Sustaining Memberships will be automatically renewed each month, meaning you won’t have to worry about renewing your membership next year.

A more cost-effective contribution, Sustaining Memberships start at $5 per month and reduce the administrative time and expenses needed for annual renewals, allowing more of your contribution to go directly into programming.

Lifetime Membership Establish Legacy

Invest in future generations of the taiko community and add your voice to the ranks of those who have made a lifelong commitment to our mission to empower the people and advance the art of taiko.

Lifetime Memberships are a one-time payment (or multiple installment payments over one year) of $1000 and do not expire. Once your Lifetime Membership is paid in full, you are forever considered an active member of the Taiko Community Alliance.

Gift Memberships Share the Joy

Gift Memberships are available at all of the Membership Levels listed above. Giving a Gift Membership is a great way to support the Taiko Community Alliance while also sharing your love of taiko with someone who matters to you.

Make your gift-giving easy – purchase a TCA Gift Membership online and we’ll email the activation voucher directly to your gift recipient.

Questions or Special Requests?
Send an email to membership@taikocommunityalliance.org and we’ll be happy to help!