Shakuhachi teacher Jon Kypros

shakuhachi teacher Jon Kypros

Jon Kypros – shakuhachi teacher

Welcome to my website. I teach traditional shakuhachi lessons to students all over the world using video chat. I also offer my shakuhachi for sale. I focus solely on music known as honkyoku. I teach distinct regional styles which developed mostly during the Edo period of Japan.

As for flute making I’m pioneering the use of Japanese Madake bamboo (P. Bambusoides) grown in The US which I personally harvest from established groves. Each grove, and sometimes specific sections of a grove, produce instruments with unique characteristics. See some reviews of my shakuhachi.

You can also find a wealth of free information in the guides section. One of my goals is to offer free, quality information on as many shakuhachi topics as I can. I welcome you to contact me for help with any of your questions.

My free video, “How to play shakuhachi”


In this free instructional video I demonstrate the basics of how to play shakuhachi. I describe how to properly hold the shakuhachi, posture, and how to make a sound. Please visit my shakuhachi guides for many more free videos and artricles.

My bio

I began my journey with shakuhachi at the age of eighteen. At the age of twenty I moved to New York City to study shakuhachi music full-time in the Jin Nyodo style. Upon reaching the end of the Jin Nyodo repertoire I decided that I rather learn and teach the original versions of the honkyoku pieces which Jin Nyodo and other masters edited to form their styles. I was able to begin studying these pieces under Justin Senryu in December of 2011 at the age twenty-five. I currently study and teach the various regional styles of honkyoku that I learn from Justin Senryu. As for shakuhachi making, I am pioneering the use of Japanese Madake bamboo (Phyllostachys Bambusoides) growing in The US which I personally harvest from established groves.