Japanese drumming in Western Massachusetts

Mountain River Taiko is the only Japanese drumming group in western Massachusetts. We are a multi-generational community group sharing our love for taiko in the Connecticut River Valley region for over 10 years.

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Vote for Mountain River Taiko (Florence, MA) for Florence Bank's Customer Choice Community Grant Awards! Florence Bank is awarding a total of $125,000 to nonprofits throughout the region, based on votes from their Bank customers, and we would like to be among the winners! We need your support. Follow this link to cast your vote today:

Vote here: https://www.florencebank.com/customers-choice-community-grants

The voting begins again starting in January, so you'll be able to vote again in 2023!


  • We have been awarded a small grants fund from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts AAPI Commission! We thank the AAPIC for all that they do to further AAPI issues in the state, and we are excited to grow and improve thanks to this extra funding.

  • Check out our new promo video below! We are grateful to have been able to work with Boundless Video Productions (Amherst, MA) to create snazzy promotional videos from footage from our 10th Anniversary Show! Watch all of them on our YouTube Page.

  • We have been approved for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status! We are pleased to announce that we have obtained 501(c)(3) status, so any donations made to Mountain River Taiko are tax-deductible donations. Donate to Mountain River Taiko to support taiko in western Massachusetts and beyond: https://givebutter.com/MRTMerch

  • Intro to Taiko classes begin! Classes run on Monday evenings from 10/17 - 12/12. SOLD OUT. More information

  • A huge thank-you to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, and the Members of the House Asian Caucus for their support of and advocacy for Asian-American arts in the Western Massachusetts! Mountain River Taiko is honored and grateful to receive a grant of $5000 through the MCC's FY22 AAPI COVID Recovery Program.

Saturday, December 17 2022 3:00 - 3:30pm @ Easthampton River Valley Co-Op: River Valley Co-Op Winter Celebration (weather permitting)

Saturday, December 31 2022 3:00 - 3:45pm @ Smith College Sweeney Concert Hall: First Night Northampton

Interested in learning more about playing taiko? Mountain River Taiko offers a beginner program that takes a deep dive into taiko fundamentals.

Add the thunderous sound of taiko to your next event! Mountain River Taiko is available for performances for a variety of locales, lengths, and budgets.

Taiko fuses rhythm and movement; mind, soul, and body. Playing together brings people together. Try your hand at the big drums!

Mountain River Taiko is grateful for the support of the Mass Cultural Council and the Members of the House Asian Caucus through the FY22 AAPI COVID Recovery Grant Program.

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** Merch purchases are intended for in-person sales only. Unless explicitly stated, we will not ship merchandise.

All gifts to Mountain River Taiko, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.