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Who is the Wife of Taku Hirano? Wiki, Net Worth 2023, Kids

Who is the Wife of Taku Hirano? Wiki, Net Worth 2023, Kids

Facts of Taku Hirano

Full Name:Taku Hirano
Birth Date:October 22, 1973
Age:50 years
Profession:Percussionist, recording artist
WifeArthel Neville
MarriedArthel Neville
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Birth PlaceOsaka
EducationRoosevelt High School
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Taku Hirano is a famous Japanese Percussionist and recording artist.

What is Taku Hirano Ethnicity?

Taku Hirano was born on October 22, 1973, in Osaka, Japan. As of 2019, he turned 46 years old.  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.

Educational Background

Taku attended Hong Kong International School and graduated from the 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 sets with Alan Dawson and Leon “Ndugu” Chancler, as well as in Havana, Cuba with Changuito.

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.

What is Taku Hirano’s Net Worth and Salary?

Some sources claim that the net worth of Taku is around $300,000 as of 2022. Likewise, the net worth of his wife is around $1 million. 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.


  • Discussing his career, Taku has toured various countries playing the 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 picture 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).
  • 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.