The CSUN Taiko Ensemble is designed for both music majors and non-music majors with no previous experience. In the ensemble, students learn about KumiDaiko style of ensemble percussion on Japanese Drums. Students who take the class for the first explore about the roots of the music dating from it's ancient history in Japan to it's more recent history here in the United States, as well as learning basic playing techniques and beginning songs by prominent artists. Returning students learn a wider variety of playing styles and and songs, including motions and dance as well as the full range of drums and other percussion instruments used in the ensemble. Both beginning and advanced classes train weekly to perform at a final concert on Campus.