STRAIKO Registration


In this special session of youth taiko, The Strike Institute has collaborated with St. Louis Osuwa Taiko to offer Strike students a discount on continuing their taiko education. Normally $160, sign up here to get a $40 discount. ELIGIBLE FOR 2017 and 2018 STRIKE INSTITUTE PARTICIPANTS ONLY.

This session will culminate with a performance at the St. Louis Botanical Gardens Japanese Festival alongside St. Louis Osuwa Taiko on September 1st at 6:40 pm!

Rehearsals are scheduled for Tuesdays from 5:45-7:00 pm. Students must attend 6 of these 8 rehearsals. The mandatory dress rehearsal is on Tuesday, August 28th.

Students will memorize two pieces, including performance kata. Your instructor 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 10 - September 1, 2018
Time: 5:45 - 7:00
Place: 10734 Trenton Ave St Louis, MO 63132 Map
Cost: $120

*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.

Payment Required

After submitting, you will be taken to PayPal to pay for this session. Your registration is not complete until you finish your payment.