About Shakuhachi Teaching
Typically I teach at my home studio on the west side of Los Angeles five days a week, Tuesday thru Saturday. Individual one hour lessons are one on one and by appointment only. I teach beginners through advanced players who are interested in and want to focus on classical honkyoku or sankyoku. Throughout the year I also host and arrange for selected individual teachers to hold weekend teaching workshops for my students and other interested shakuhachi enthusiasts from surrounding communities. I have been hosting these special guests for over ten years now and regulars include Kaoru Kakizakai from Japan and Riley Lee from Australia. I also offer some of my students a chance to play with koto players by arranging 1 day workshops where a preselected piece, either a classical ensemble piece or a koto & shakuhachi duet piece, is the subject for the day. These koto workshops are always limited to 3 or 4 shakuhachi students.