Summer 2016 Taiko Intensives and Gatherings


NATC takes place every other summer to free up time for other trainings in non-Conference years. Here are just a few of the opportunities the North American taiko community is creating for you to level up this summer!


San Jose Taiko Weekend Intensive: June 10-12, 2016, San Jose: Advanced instruction in soloing, shime technique, and mobile percussion (hyotan/shekere, chappa, and kane). Leonard Eto Workshops: June 18-19, 2016, San Francisco: Katsugi Okedo and Ensemble Playing from one of the world’s most influential and innovative players.

San Jose Taiko Collegiate Intensive: July 7-8, 2016, San Jose: Develop technical and leadersip skills; designed specifically for collegiate taiko players.

TaikoProject Summer Intensive: July 16-17, 2016, Los Angeles: Currently full but you can submit your name for the waitlist.

RTG Bay Area: July 17, 2016, Alameda: Curated workshops in music and movement disciplines that overlap philosophically with taiko, a community building event, and a free ticket to a showcase for local youth taiko ensembles.

Taiko Trek: July 26-30, 2016, Laytonville, CA: A four-day summer taiko camp experience at the scenic Medocino Magic grounds and the opportunity to perform at the annual Shasta Yama Taiko Festival.

TaikOrff: Aug 13-14, 2016, Los Angeles: A workshop for taiko teachers interested in incorporating Orff methods in their teaching.

Pacific Northwest(US); West (Canada)

Pacific Northwest RTG: Aug 20-21, 2016, Vancouver, BC: A chance for taiko groups from the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada to gather and share their love and passion for taiko.

Midwest US

Mu Daiko Special Classes: June 11, 2016, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN: Koshi worksop with Michelle Fujii and other offerings.


Summer Taiko Intensive: July 18-22, 2016, Honolulu: 5 days of workshops with masters such as Kenny Endo, PJ Hirbayashi, and more.

We’ve done our best to make the list comprehensive, but if we missed your training or intensive, please submit it to the Taiko Community Calendar