One shakuhachi, one breath, one sound
The shakuhachi draws us in, shocks us out of complacency, and in the next instant it can glide as gently as a falling leaf. For some of us just listening isn’t enough. We acquire one and inevitably struggle to play it. That’s when I’m happy to help on this Také no Michi or “bamboo path”. The main way in which I do this is by teaching lessons to people from all over the world using video chat. I also created the Bell shakuhachi to provide people with an affordable 1.8 D for lessons.
In lessons, I teach people how to make their first sounds and how to improve. For those that have a deeper interest, I share the honkyoku Zen pieces which came from the Komuso monks. Outside of lessons I share my knowledge in the guides section of this site, on youtube, and through my book Your Shakuhachi Journey. In short, I hope our paths cross in this maze-like bamboo grove. I invite you to try a free, live one-on-one lesson with me. Write me at email@example.com and I’ll be happy to hear from you.
My YouTube video on how to play
In the above video I attempt to teach some of the very basics of how to play. Of course, more in-depth instruction is possible in live lessons.