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Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC)

Celebrating the empowering art of Japanese Taiko Drumming through education & performances, to amplify imagination, uplift spirits, and build community for peace and joy in SE Michigan and beyond!


Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC) 五大湖太鼓センター is an arts & culture collective in Southeast Michigan USA, celebrating the empowering art of Japanese Taiko Drumming through education and performances. Taiko is rooted in Japanese music traditions and continues to grow today as a global cultural arts movement that amplifies imagination, uplifts spirits, and builds community. We invite you to share in the joy of experiencing Taiko together and to explore the World of Taiko with us!
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When you contribute to GLTC or join as a GLTC Member, you are supporting our Taiko Arts & Culture programs which aim to provide learning opportunities in our communities, support performing artists in their work and play, and create cultural experiences that connect us to a world we make together. GLTC is a member-led organization that is fiscally sponsored by the nonprofit Open Collective Foundation and working towards a solidarity economy with democratic governance. GLTC Members enjoy access to our online & in-person classes and learning resources, local and virtual spaces for group meetings and practices, and Taiko Share equipment, with a pay-as-you-can monthly membership fee. Learn more about our current GLTC Membership options and Class Listing...

Experience the artistry and spirit of Japanese Taiko drumming in the USA Midwest today as exemplified by members of our Taiko Arts Collective, including the Raion Taiko ensemble, Godaiko Drummers, and Tanoshii Taiko Tai (T3), as well as our A2 Taiko and BBK learning circles. These Taiko artists, educators, and students, perform year-round in concerts, workshops, festivals and celebrations in our local communities and beyond, bringing a powerful and joyous energy to every audience. Meet our current Taiko Artists...

Our team

Larry An

Share in the Joy of Taiko!

Eileen S. Ho

Let's Drum & Dream together!


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC)

Updates on our activities and progress.

Applying to Open Collective Foundation!

Hello, the Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC) is currently in the application process to be financially and legally hosted by the Open Collective Foundation (OCF). We feel that moving onto the O...
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Published on February 13, 2023 by Eileen S. Ho

The Gift of Taiko: Drumming in December 2022

From the GLTC Blog:We appreciate Taiko as a precious ...
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Published on December 3, 2022 by Eileen S. Ho

Sharing in the Joy of #MIBON2022

What a joyful event we had at our MI Bon Summer Festival 2022 — thank you to all who supported us in preparation, promotion...
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Published on September 26, 2022 by Eileen S. Ho


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Financial Contributions

Support GLTC programs!

Your donation gift supports our Taiko Arts learning circles, performance collective, and community projects. Let's drum, dance, dream together!!!

$10,078.96 USD of $25,000 USD raised (40%)

Starts at$5 USD

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One-time contribution

Make payments on Taiko Performance Fees which you have coordinated with our GLTC Event Team. Thank you for sharing Taiko Arts w/your community! Read more

Starts at$250 USD

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Custom contribution
Taiko Share Drum Rental

We Taiko Share equipment so you can drum on! And you can make your equipment rental fee payments here (not tax-deductible contributions).

Starts at$25 USD

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Support the following initiatives from Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC).

A Michigan celebration of the Japanese Bon Festival with Taiko drumming and community connection ...

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Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC) is hosting the following events.

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Learn folk dances for songs featured at our #MIBON2022 Festival (the next week on SAT 9/24) at No...Read more

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Learn and drum with Japanese festival music from the Great Lakes Taiko Center.

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Opportunity to learn from amazing guest Taiko artist Kenny Endo from the Taiko Center of the Paci...Read more

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04:30 PM-05:00 PM UTC
GLTC Taiko Collective performs as part of the 2022 Japan Culture Festival at the University of Mi...Read more

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Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC) is all of us

Our contributors 16

Thank you for supporting Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC).

Larry An


$10,000 USD

Share in the Joy of Taiko!

Eileen S. Ho

Let's Drum & Dream together!

Purchasing De...

Taiko Share Drum Rental

$2,100 USD


Taiko Performance Fee

$1,600 USD

Aquinas College

$1,400 USD


Taiko Performance Fee

$800 USD

Lisa Bahm

Taiko Performance Fee

$750 USD

Sakura Japane...

Support GLTC programs!

$250 USD

Kyle Nakamoto

Support GLTC programs!

$100 USD


Taiko Share Drum Rental

$100 USD

Ensembe HANABI

Taiko Share Drum Rental

$76 USD


Transparent and open finances.

Today’s balance

$9,177.15 USD

Total raised

$16,623.45 USD

Total disbursed

$7,446.30 USD

Estimated annual budget

$17,009.21 USD


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