About Ronin Taiko


In Japan, the taiko, or Japanese traditional drum, carries a special significance. Used in religious ceremonies, for entertainment like kabuki theater, wartime and in celebrations, the taiko’s powerful sound can also reach people at a personal level–it is often compared to a reflection of one’s own heartbeat.

Based in South Florida, RONIN TAIKO performers practice wadaiko, or Japanese drumming. They travel frequently to Japan to train with taiko Sensei (teachers) and further develop their physical and mental discipline in this art form. With additional training backgrounds ranging from martial arts to dance and theatre, RONIN TAIKO hopes to continue bringing Japanese Taiko performances to wider audiences.

Taiko Academy


With the addition of the TAIKO ACADEMY, it is RONIN TAIKO’s wish to create a community where wadaiko and Japanese arts can be studied, practiced and performed. We are always glad to accept new Wadaiko Academy students and aspiring Ronin Taiko performers into our Keiko-ba (training space). Private and group sessions (with other students are at a similar skill level or all levels) are available.

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