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Experience the excitement, intensity, and rhythmic joy of traditional Japanese drumming at Studio Hougaku Academy!
Studio Hougaku Academy offers individual and group lessons on Japanese Taiko Drums for all levels - from beginners to experts, (ages 3+).
Our lessons are famous for being stimulating & fun, all lessons are taught by our professional drum performers. Our expert instructors will teach beginners all the basics of playing Taiko Drums such as, stance, posture, and how to hold drumsticks in proper form. For experts, a more intense class or a private lesson can be arranged, tailored to your abilities and experiences.

Trial lesson for Taiko is available for 2,160 Yen!
Please contact us to reserve the date and time for your lesson. Also, please feel free to visit us at any time to watch our lessons at no charge to help you decide if you want to participate! All lessons and trial lesson can be taken in both KAMATA and KAWASAKI School.

Studio and Taiko drum rental are also available at a reasonable *prices. (*detailed list below)

Location/Directions

Kamata school(Tokyo)

Conveniently located within 5 minutes walk from JR Kamata station, our studio resides in front of the Ota-ku Seikatsu Center, across from Matuetsu Super Market. After leaving the east exit of JR Kamata station, turn right and go straight continuing to pass the Ota-ku City Hall. When you see the Ota-ku Seikatsu Center on your right, our building is on your left. Look for the Studio Hougaku Academy sign at the entrance of our studio and go to the basement.
*No parking is available

Address: 5-46-8 Kamata Ota-ku, Tokyo Hokuyu Building (B-1)
Phone/Fax: 03-3735-4352
Hours: 10:00 - 22:00 (10:00 am - 10:00 pm) Daily

Kawasaki school(Kanagawa)

It takes about 10 minutes to walk. After leaving the ticket gate of JR Kawasaki Station, walk to west exit(left side). A large shopping mall "LAZONA" will be seen. go down the stairs or escalator at right side, and go along the sidewalk. After a while, you will get the intersection with the signal at the end of "LAZONA". There is a shrine to the opposite of the road. Across the intersection and go straight the way on right side of the shrine more than 5 minutes. The end of the road, you will reach to a big road(Fuchu Road) and our building is on your right side. Enter from the front door. our studio is the basement floor.
*No parking is available

Address:2-593 Saiwaicho,Saiwai Ward, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture MORI 1st Building (B-1)
Phone: 044-522-3311
Hours: 10:00 - 22:00 (10:00 am - 10:00 pm) Daily

Class Schedule


*All Taiko classes are provided weekly
*2 type children classes : Beginner class(C-1) is for age 3-6. Advanced class(C-2) is for age 6-10.

Requirements For Class/Lessons

Bring inner shoes: Sneakers or Tabi (Japanese rubber-soled toe shoes) are recommended. Please take your shoes off at the door before entry. (*Bare feet is not permitted.)
Wear comfortable clothes: A T-shirt and comfortable pants are recommended.
A changing room is available at the studio. Bring A Towel: To wipe your sweat.
Purchase or bring your own drumsticks: Drumsticks are available for purchase at the studio for 2,160 Yen (Adult size) and 1,080 Yen (Children's size). *please consult with an instructor if you bring your own drumsticks.

Fees(including tax)

Membership Fee5,400 Yen(Only once)
Annual Renewal Fee1,080 Yen(Every year)
Class Fees
Taiko Trial Lesson2,160 Yen
Adult Taiko Class(for beginner(B),Intermediate(I))6,480 Yen (4 Classes/Month)
Children's begginer Class(C-1) 4,320 Yen (4 Classes/Month)
Children's advanced Class(C-2) 5,400 Yen (4 Classes/Month)
Music Studio Rental (Hourly Rate)
Weekdays 10:00-12:001,080 Yen
Weekdays 12:00-198001,620 Yen
Weekdays 18:00-22:002,160 Yen
Weekends/Holidays 10:00-12:001,620 Yen
Weekends/Holidays 12:00-22:002,160Yen
Drum Rental(using in studio only)
Taiko Drum Rental (regular size)1,080 Yen/hour
Taiko Drum Rental (large size)3,240 Yen/hour
*All prices are the same in our both studios.
*If you want more details about our service, please send us a e-mail from here.