Sonoma County Taiko
Building a community of acceptance, harmony, and respect through our love of taiko

This past year, we saw the faces of children and adults alike light up with delight as the drums rang out at Spring Hill Preschool’s “International Day”. We helped “drum up” support for a cure to Alzheimer’s disease and we raised spirits at Friends House. These are just a few of our many performances, classes, videos, and workshops – all while carefully navigating a pandemic.

We couldn’t have done it without you.
“When COVID-19 required caution from everybody, Sonoma County Taiko gave us a splendid Zoom show with informative talks about the uses of Taiko in olden times. For instance, drummers’ loud messages could forewarn distant villagers of floods or  festivals. We love both the auditory and visual experiences they bring us.”
-Betsy Harrell Friends House

We need your support!
We continue rebuilding our dojo since COVID threatened to close our doors. The pandemic has meant fewer members, classes, and performances, making it difficult to meet expenses.
We rely on the generosity of our community more than ever right now.
Please give what you can.

Donations are tax-deductible and any amount helps!

Learn to Play Taiko drums

We offer classes and workshops for children and adults. They are open to anyone who is interested in trying it out to someone who would like to delve deeper into the culture and performing. Come join us, we would love to share our enjoyment of this wonderful art with you.

See a Live Taiko Performance

Witness the excitement and dynamics of taiko first hand. Come see the blend of percussion power and dance that makes taiko such an exciting and unique art-form. We perform around the county for local community events, school assemblies and also private parties.

Drop us a line.

Drop us a line, inquire about classes, book a performance, find out where we’ll be, or join our mailing list to keep up to date on what we’re getting up to. We’d love to hear from you.

Make a Donation

Sonoma County Taiko is  a 501 (c)3 not for profit organization. Your donations help us to provide cultural outreach to our local schools and community events in the form of workshops, demonstrations and performances. Through your generous support we can continue to express the vibrant diverse community that we enjoy in Sonoma County.

Sonoma County Taiko News

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year from Sonoma County Taiko. We hope that this message finds everyone safe. 2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges. You may or may not know that from mid March through October our dojo was shut down completely and all of the performances that were...

Embodying our mission.

A month of civil unrest urged us, like many in the art community, to reflect on our role in advancing racial equality. The mission of Sonoma County Taiko is “to build a community of acceptance, harmony, and respect through our love of taiko.” We are a cultural...

SCT Covid 19 Update

Due to the quarantine conditions imposed on the State and County Sonoma County Taiko is suspending activities until further notice. Thank you for understanding, and please stay safe. We hope that after we weather this emergent situation we will be able to share with...


Kids Class Fridays 4-5pm First Session 4 classes April 13, 20, 27, May 4 Ages 7-12 Fee: $50 online convenience fee $2  Do you love loud, joyful drums? Taiko means big drum in Japanese. Did you know that Taiko drums can “talk?“ In our high energy class we will learn...

March Update

After a busy February participating and performing at Multi-cultural and benefit events, we are readying ourselves for an intense workshop with Akio and Haruyoshi Tsumura of Miyakejima Geinou Doushikai. We are looking forward to learning first hand from practitioners...

February / March

Upcoming performances: Wed Feb, 21 Rancho Cotate High School Unity Week Sat Feb, 24 Firestorm Benefit at Enmanji Buddhist Temple 11-3pm Fri Mar, 2 Santa Rosa Middle School Fri Mar 2 Taiko Basics-introduction to Taiko class 6-8pm Sat Mar, 10 SRJC Taiko Workshop @ SCT...


Upcoming performances: Wed Feb, 21 Rancho Cotate High School Unity Week Sat Feb, 24 Firestorm Benefit at Enmanji Buddhist Temple Fri Mar, 2 Santa Rosa Middle School

Start Now

Join our Taiko Basics introductory class. Held the first Friday each month.  Begin your exploration of the art of Taiko! Ages 12 and up.
Click here to see when the next class is.