International Shakuhachi Teacher Jon Kypros
Teaching is my calling in life. Helping someone to get their first sound and seeing their joy is a wonderful experience. I guide my students every step of the way on their journey. The shakuhachi is an instrument of many mysteries which I strive to convey in a clear and open way. As an experienced craftsperson I also share insights into the instruments themselves. If you need an instrument visit the for sale page. It’s also my privilege to pass down the very special honkyoku pieces to my students. These are the most revered pieces for the shakuhachi.
My book Your Shakuhachi Journey has helped many people with learning how to play. You can also find my free guides which I’ve written on a number of topics. You can contact me with any questions you may have and I’ll be happy to help you. Enjoy, Jon~
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My mini bio
I started making bamboo flutes in my teenage years and they’re the first musical instruments that I took up. At age nineteen in 2006 I was fortunate enough to be able to move to New York City to study the shakuhachi full-time under Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin and Kurahashi Yodo II. After years of intense lessons in the Jin Nyodo style I decided to learn regional honkyoku styles from the Edo period. I was able to begin studying these with Justin Senryu Williams in 2009. I have been teaching these precious pieces to my students worldwide over video chat. You can read my full bio here.