Junior Taiko Performance Ensemble (JTPE)

The San Jose Junior Taiko program began in 1985 and is the oldest continually running children’s taiko program in the country. Serving students from 3rd through 12th grades, the program consists of classes taught by members of San Jose Taiko’s professional company who provide young players not only with instruction in taiko but also with opportunities for building creative expression, self-esteem, cultural awareness, and group cooperation. Since its humble beginnings, the Junior Taiko program has grown to over 60 students learning in 5 progressive class levels.

Junior Taiko Performance Ensemble