Puna Taiko classes:

  • Sunday

    • 3:15 to 4:30 PM - Beginning Recreational

    • 4:45 to 6:00 PM - Advanced Recreational

    • ***Note: Sunday Kid's class has been suspended. Private lessons are available.

  • Tuesday/Thursday

    • 3:00 to 4:20 PM - Youth Beginners **NEW for 2021 - starts on January 12 (Tues).

    • 4:30 to 6:00 PM - Youth Performance

Affiliated classes:

  • Wednesday

    • 4:00 to 5:30 PM - Pahala Taiko (2nd and 4th Wednesdays)

    • 6:00 to 8:00 PM - Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Taiko

Course Descriptions

  • Performance Beginners: A four-month workshop series that is an intensive pathway towards joining our Performance Group. (***Note: offered during the Fall semester only.)

  • Performance Group: Mainly youth drummers, but slowly expanding our scope. This session is reserved for experienced drummers.

  • Kids Class: Kids class is on hiatus. Please contact us if interested. Private lessons are available in the meantime.

  • Mixed Recreational Class: Great for older elementary-aged children and up. This mixed-age class is also a mixed-skill session and is open to new members year round.

  • Kamana Center classes: Restricted to members of the Kamana Senior Center. Contact 808-961-8710 for more information!

  • Pahala Taiko: A newer group based at the Pahala Hongwanji in Kau.

  • Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Taiko: Located at the Hilo Betsuin campus. Contact 808-961-6677 for more information!