Puna Taiko classes:

  • Sunday
    • 4:00 to 6:00 PM - Mixed Recreational (Note: 3rd Sundays are 5:00 to 7:00 PM)
    • ***Note: Sunday Kid's class has been suspended. Private lessons are available.
  • Tuesday/Thursday
    • 3:00 to 4:30 PM - Performance Beginners
    • 3:00 to 6:00 PM - Performance

Affiliated classes:

  • Sunday
    • 9:00 to 10:00 AM - Kamana Center (Beginners)
    • 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM - Kamana Center (Intermediate)
  • 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!