STRAIKO Registration


By popular demand, the Strike Institute Taiko instruction continues. This session is open to youth from 13 years old up who have previous percussion experience and a drive to learn taiko!

This session will culminate with a public performance at the Missouri Botanical Garden Japanese Festival on Labor Day weekend!

Classes are scheduled for Sundays from 3:30-4:45 pm. Students must attend 6 of these 7 rehearsals.

Students will memorize two pieces, including performance kata. Your instructors will be the St. Louis Oswua Taiko performing members, including the artistic director of St. Louis Osuwa Taiko—Andrew Thalheimer.

Age Group

Ages 13 - 18

When and Where?

Date: July 14 - September 1
Time: 3:30 pm - 4:45:pm
Place: 10734 Trenton Ave St Louis, MO 63132 Map
Cost: $100 for STRAIKO alumni; $140 for others

*Due to our performance schedule, weather condition, etc., we may need to cancel classes. In that case, we will use these optional days for make-ups.

Space is limited, so it is possible not everyone who signs up will get to participate. We will contact selected participants by e-mail before the classes begin. Please make sure that e-mails from @stltaiko.com will not be caught in your spam filter.

Please fill out the form below so we can get to know you better. Don't be intimidated, it is merely for our curiosity. Having no background in anything is ok!


Note that taiko is a very physical activity. To participate in our classes, it is helpful if you are in good enough physical shape to handle a reasonable amount of exercise.

I understand that in the course of learning taiko -- like any activity -- I may sustain physical injury. I recognize that any injury is in no way the fault of St. Louis Osuwa Taiko or its members, and I agree to hold them blameless should any such injury occur.