Welcome to Yamataiko, where the people of the Northwest Rocky Mountain Region come to discover and learn taiko—the beautiful art of ensemble drumming. Our name means “mountain drum” in Japanese and perfectly signifies taiko's powerful and impressive nature. We invite you to join our taiko classes in Idaho Falls, ID, or schedule a performance. We offer live entertainment for school assemblies, special events, and more. Email us today for details.
Janet Youngblood attended Reed College in Portland, OR, as well as Stony Brook University and Teachers College Taiko Society at Columbia University in New York while completing her doctorate. With the help of Hiro Kurashima, Peter Brown, and many other friends, Janet performed with Manhattan Taiko for years before moving to Idaho Falls in 2010. As a taiko instructor, Janet focuses on taiko fundamentals and composition. Today, she has more than 25 years of Japanese drumming experience and enjoys nothing more than sharing her knowledge with others.
The taiko mission is to instill in the member focus, spirit, and balance.
Enroll in a class or schedule a performance today.