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Taku Hirano

Taku Hirano

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Full Name: Taku Hirano
Birth Date: October 22, 1973
Age: 45 years
Gender: Male
Profession: Percussionist, recording artist
Country: Japan
Horoscope: Libra
WifeArthel Neville
MarriedArthel Neville
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Birth PlaceOsaka
StatusMarried
NationalityJapanese
EthnicityMixed
EducationRoosevelt High School
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Taku Hirano is a famous Japanese Percussionist and recording artist.

What is Taku Hirano Ethnicity? Bio, Nationality, Education

Taku Hirano was born on October 22, 1973, in Osaka, Japan. As of 2019, he turned 46 years old. Further, he has not mentioned the name of his any family members. As he has not said anything about his siblings, he might be the single child of his parents. Taku holds Japanese nationality and belongs to the white Asian ethnic group.

Though he was born in Japan, he grew up in Fresno, California and Hong Kong. Taku attended Hong Kong International School and graduated from Roosevelt School of the Arts at Theodore Roosevelt High School (Fresno). There he studied orchestral percussion, jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz, and salsa music.

After that, he attended Berklee College of Music, studying under Giovanni Hidalgo and Jamey Haddad, graduating in 1995. Moreover, he has also studied drum set with Alan Dawson and Leon “Ndugu” Chancler, as well as in Havana, Cuba with Changuito.

What is Taku Hirano’s Net Worth and Salary?

Though Taku is famous in his music career, the exact net worth and salary of him is still not known. Well, despite revealing the fact, we can guess that he might have earned enough from his music career. However, some sources claim that the net worth of Taku is around $300,000.

Likewise, the net worth of his wife is around $1 million. As his wife is a famous journalist working recently at the Fox News, there are no doubts that she earns fame along with the name. Likewise, the salary of this lady is around $66k per year. Now, as we knew about the career and earning of this famous artist, we are sure that he is living a very luxurious life along with his wife.

Who is Taku Hirano Wife?

Talking about his personal life, he is a married man. He is married to FOX News anchor Arthel Neville in the year 2001 on windswept Wailea Beach. Though having lots of cultural differences, the couple finally got married. Taku took the traditional route of the proposal and asked her hand with her parents.

Taku Hirano, Percussionist
Caption: Taku Hirano, Percussionist

Despite having ten years age gap, they are still married for this long and this is the perfect example of a relationship. Before their marriage, Arthel was previously married to former NFL player Derrick Lassic for three years.

AS for now, the couple is happily married to each other and there are no rumors of their separation. We wish that this beautiful couple will last forever. And as they have not shared any children, we wish that they would be blessed with the children very soon.

Taku Hirano’s Height and Weight

Though the exact height and weight of Taku are not available, he stands at a decent height and weighs average. He is a handsome man with good physique. Taku has a fair complexion and attractive personality as well. Likewise, he has black eyes with natural black hair.

Taku Hirano’s Career

Discussing his career, Taku has toured various countries playing percussion with Fleetwood Mac, Whitney Houston, Bette Midler, Stevie Nicks, Lionel Richie, Isaac Hayes, Dr. John, Lindsey Buckingham, John Mayer, A.R. Rahman, Hikaru Utada, and other celebrities on Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour.

Likewise, he has recorded with many famous artists and has worked on major motion pictures soundtracks.  Moreover, as the co-founder of the production duo Tao Of Sound, he has also worked as a producer and programmer of commercial sound libraries. He has also released four albums under the record label Domo Records: Metro, Ronin- Extended Play (2012), Ronin (2013), and These Times (2016).

Taku Hirano, Percussionist
Caption: Taku Hirano, Percussionist

Taku was also listed as the Modern Drummer ‘s Reader’s Poll 2014, 2013, and 2012,  and Drum!’s Drummies awards, Percussionist of the Year (runner up). Further, he also got 2015 Rock/Pop/Hip-Hop Percussionist (runner-up), 2013 Studio Percussionist (runner-up), 2013 Rock/Pop/Hip-Hop Percussionist (runner-up), 2012 Studio Percussionist (runner-up) and so on which were his biggest achievements of course. 

Taku Hirano’s Social Sites

Hirano is also active on social media. He has around 11.8k followers on his Instagram and around 1469 followers on his Twitter. Likewise, he is also active on Facebook and has a YouTube channel.