Adult Recreational Classes


San Jose Taiko's Adult Recreational Class (ARC) is open to adults of all ages and skill levels. ARC is designed to give people the chance to play taiko on a casual basis and covers basic playing techniques, taiko history and etiquette, and San Jose Taiko's philosophy. Although no experience is necessary, participants must be at least 15 years old and capable of fairly rigorous physical activity.

2014 ARC Sessions:

  • WINTER: 1/5 - 2/23   REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • SPRING: 3/23 - 5/18   REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • FALL: 9/7 - 10/26   Class and waiting list are both full. 2015 ARC dates will be posted in September. 

    Click HERE for online registration 


Session length:

8 weeks
Days/times: Sundays, 11:30AM to 1:30PM
Location: San Jose Taiko studio, 150 South Montgomery Street, San Jose
Class size: 16 students, 2 instructors
Fee: $240
If you drop out more than 2 weeks before the start of your session, $175 of your fee will be refunded. No refunds or credits will be offered after that date. Funds are not transferable to other SJT programs or  merchandise.

For those who have taken at least 2 of the regular Sunday ARC sessions and would like a more challenging class, we are offering ARC2. This class will include more strenuous warmups, focus on improving technique and building stamina, and will introduce naname (slant stand) kata. Participants should be capable of strenuous exercise.

This class is also open to anyone who was a part of our Junior Taiko Program's Advanced, Prep, or JTPE classes. 

FALL ARC2: 9/8 - 10/27

Mondays, 7-8:30pm

Fee: $240

Online registration is not available for this class. To register, call the SJT office during business hours at 408-293-9344. 

If you aren't able to take an ARC session you can sign up for one of our Public Workshops.

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