We all know that art education is very important for children.   Art education not only provides creativity but also the process of skill development gives children confidence, perseverance and ability to focus.   Rhythm is the pattern making of time and it is essential for our lives.  Our lives are continuous process of creating rhythms of life to feel alive and to balance our needs. Watsonville Taiko’s children’s program introduces these basics of life skills by drumming.



Children's Workshop - summer

6 Sundays:  June 25, July 2, 9, 16 23 and 30

Time: Noon to 1:00pm

Location:  Grey Bears, 2710 Chanticleer, Santa Cruz

Age:  8 - 11     Fee:  $65

Participants may be able to perform at Church Street Fair on Sunday August 6.  A joint rehearsal with other children for this performance will be at 5:00pm on Friday August 4. 


Kids' Summer Odaiko Tryout

One Day Only:  Saturday July 22

Time: 1:00pm (noon) to 2:30pm

Location: Watsonville Taiko Dojo - 150 Blackburn St. Watsonville

Ages: 10 and up       Fee: $20    

Experience the challenge of playing the Big Drum - A symbol of discipline, physical and mental training.


Kids' Power Drumming Tryout

3 Fridays  August 11, 18 and 25

Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm

Location:  Watsonville Taiko Dojo - 150 Blackburn St. Watsonville

Age:  8 and up    Fee:  $45