We run classes for all levels of taiko drummers, from absolute beginners to performing members. Taiko instruction resembles martial arts training (rigorous, disciplined, and traditional), so come prepared for a mental and physical workout.
Performing-track students start in Beginner classes and progress through the Intermediate, Advanced, and Performing Member levels.
Students on the Performing track make a commitment to study taiko and to support Kaminari Taiko. They are expected to attend classes regularly and to serve the group by maintaining the dojo, helping out at performances, and volunteering for other tasks as needed.
The Performing track is open to students ages 16 and up. No taiko or other musical experience is required.
Orientation: Sunday 9:00 - 9:30 AM (first Sunday of the month)
Beginner: Sunday 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Intermediate: Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Advanced: Monday 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Thursday 7:00 - 9:00 PM, and Sunday 1:00 - 4:30 PM
We hold a free Orientation class for brand-new students considering entering the Performing track on the first Sunday of every month.
You may begin class on any Sunday, but if your schedule allows, we strongly recommend starting with an Orientation class. Either way, your first lesson is free.
Your first lesson is FREE!
If you decide to continue on the performing track, the following fees and dues will apply.
One-time Registration Fee: $30
Membership Dues & Instruction Fee:
Limited-Time Promotional Rate for May, June, and July 2013: $30/month
Bachi (drum sticks): $30 (optional)
Sign Up For Your Free First Lesson - Performing Track
Recreational classes are designed for people who want to play taiko for fun, for exercise, to learn a little about Japanese culture, for the joy of making music in a group, or all of the above.
Schedule & Cost
This six-week class is open to enthusiastic students ages 14 and up. No experience necessary.
The $110 course fee for the six-week Adult Recreational Class includes everything you'll need for the class, including loaner bachi (drum sticks).
The Summer 2013 session of the Adult Recreational Class will be held on the following six Tuesdays from 7:00 - 8:30 PM:
To sign up for the Summer 2013 Adult Recreational Class, please email email@example.com with your name, email address, and phone number. We'll see you in class!
Kaminari's Children's Taiko Classes introduce children to both the joy and the discipline of taiko in a fun, structured enivornment. A cross between martial arts and music, taiko classes will teach children about Japanese culture, music fundamentals, respect for instructors and one another, and the spirit of taiko.
Schedule & Cost
This five-week class is open to enthusiastic students ages 8 through 14. The class is taught by Kaminari Taiko performing members, and all equipment is provided by Kaminari Taiko.
The $100 course fee for the five-week Children's Taiko Class includes everything students will need for the class, including loaner bachi (drum sticks). Bachi are optionally available for purchase at around $30 a pair.
We do not currently have any Children's Taiko Classes scheduled. If you would like to be added to our contact list to be notified when we schedule a new class, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All classes are held at the Kaminari Taiko Dojo in northwest Houston.
9850 Drysdale Lane
Houston, TX 77041
Please fill out one of the forms above, email, or call before coming to the dojo. Occasionally lessons are cancelled due to holidays or conflicts with stage performances.
Phone: Natalie Hudson, 832-428-8913