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Learn Shakuhachi

SHAKUHACHI LESSONS

I teach Shakuhachi in person in Berlin, Germany or online via Skype, discord, signal etc..

Learning the Shakuhachi requires consistent practice. It is not an easy instrument to learn, but in turn it is one of the most expressive instruments in the world.

Since the Shakuhachi is such a sensitive instrument, physical and mental tensions are transferred to the sound revealing the inner state of the player .

Whoever wants to seriously learn to play the Shakuhachi will sooner or later have to turn to whats happening on the inside.

As a teacher therefore I do not only aim at developing technical and musical skill but also place particular emphasis on mindfulness, self-connection and right attitude towards practice.

STYLE AND LINEAGE

I am a licensed Jun-Shihan (assitant instructor) under Grandmaster Shawn Tairyu Head, who is a student of Michael Chikuzen Gould, who in turn was taught by Katsuya Yokoyama and Yoshinobu Taniguchi.

In the lessons I teach pieces from different Shakuhachi schools including Kinko Ryu, Icchoken and Dokyoku Chikushinkai. The aim is not to adapt the style of any particular school but for each student to develope a unique voice as a Shakuhachi player that is authentic to them as an individual.

This focus on authenticity and self-expression is in line with the philosophy of legendary Shakuhachi player and Zen-monk Watazumi Doso Roshi.

RANKS UND REPERTOIRE

I teach the following types of music:

Minyo - Japanese Folkmusic

Honkyoku - Traditional Shakuhachi Music

Contemporary Shakuhachi Music

To complete a rank the student needs to work through all the pieces of the respective book. For the Okuden rank in addition a 45-minute recital is required.

In the Shoden (Beginner) level the basic skills of shakuhachi are taught, including breathing, embouchure, japanese notation, rythm, color, tone etc.

Children's Songs:

Kutsu ga Naru

Sunayama

Hietsuki Bushi

Hinomaru

Ouma no Oyako

Yuyake Koyake

Araumi

Tsuki no Sabaku

Minato

Haru ga kita

Fuji no Yama

Tomoshibi

Lullabys

Takeda Lullaby

Azatoya Yunta

Chugoku Chiho Lullaby

Folktunes:

Kojo no Tsuki

Kuroda Bushi

Tanko Bushi

Sakura

Honkyoku

Kyorei

Honshirabe

Daiwagaku

Banshiki

Sanson no Yugure

Tsuki

Tamuke

Duete

Komori Uta

Etenraku

Eternal Peace

Mt Echo

 

Fukuda Rando

Tsubaki Saku Mura

Yugure Genso Kyoku

 

Sankyoku Ensemble

Sandan no Shirabe

Kongoseki

Kurokami

PRICES

Single Lessons:

30 Minutes - 30 EUR

60 Minutes - 50 EUR

Weekly Lessons:

(Minimum commitment: 1 month, payed in advance, number of lessons per month depends on the weekday)

30 Minutes - 25 EUR

60 Minutes - 45 EUR

 

Payment is non-refundable. Lessons can be rescheduled provided that notice is given 24 hours in advance.

WANT TO LEARN SHAKUHACHI?

Contact me by email to schedule your first lesson!

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