Introducing the New “Neiro” Hirado Taiko

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The Neiro Hirado Taiko is the result of legendary Miyamoto Craftsmanship. The body is made from premium quality Honkeyaki (Japanese Zelkova) and carefully carved thin in order to enhance the drum’s warmth and resonance. The thick skin of the Neiro Hirado … Continued

kaDON Workshop with Leonard Eto

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  We are very excited to bring taiko legend Leonard Eto to the Bay Area for a very special series of workshops on June 18-19th.  Registration is now open!  Please scroll down to register. Instructor:  Leonard Eto Hosted by:  San Francisco … Continued

Coming Soon: Taiko Set with Kenny Endo

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We’re excited to announce our next course from Kenny Endo, Introduction to Taiko Set. In this course, Kenny shows why he’s a master of the Taiko Set and gives you a solid foundation to begin combining drums and experimenting with … Continued

2015 Year-End / 1,000+ FB Likes Giveaway

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UPDATE: Winner Announced Happy New Year everyone!! The lucky winner of our 2015 Year-End kaDON Gear Giveaway is Harisen Daiko! Congratulations!! We want to thank all of you who participated and for all the comments on what you would like … Continued

Perform with On Ensemble: Taiko Heros 2

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Don’t miss a chance to perform ‘Ready Set kaDON’ and/or ‘Lion Chant’ with On Ensemble for our upcoming Taiko Heroes 2 concert series which will be held December 19-20 in Santa Monica at the Miles Memorial Playhouse! If you want … Continued

Taiko Bachi Explained

We are excited to announce the release of our ‘Taiko Bachi Explained’ video! I get a lot of questions about bachi and it occurred to me that I should just make an ‘everything you ever wanted to know about taiko … Continued

kaDON St. Louis Workshop

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Participate for the entire weekend or for the workshop(s) of your choice!   “Very well done! Great sequence. Nice blend of challenge and repetition. Please continue!”   “REALLY glad I was able to practice with online lessons before the workshop … Continued

Updates – February 19, 2015

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Ready Set kaDON Lesson 5 Now that we’ve learned all the patterns we’ll need for “Ready Set kaDON!” (RSK) it’s time to start with the arrangement! Lesson 5 goes over the first half of the arrangement for the Chu1 part. … Continued

Odaiko Basics Lesson 9

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  Lesson 9 is the last lesson in our Odaiko Basics course! In this lesson Kenny Endo and I demonstrate a two person arrangement of his piece Odaiko Kakeai Kihon Kyoku. It’s very easy to arrange the piece for a … Continued