Receive a free private on-line shakuhachi lesson
with any new or restored vintage instrument purchased from Tai Hei Shakuhachi
If you are just starting out on the shakuhachi, this is a great way to learn the basics of flute care, posture, breathing and sound production.
If you already have some experience with the instrument, it will certainly help to refine your technique and familiarity with the traditional music.
There is no obligation to sign up for lessons beyond this free introductory session, so I encourage you to take advantage of their expertise via this generous offer. Please note, this offer applies to newly-purchased instruments only, and is limited to one lesson per customer.
Patrick Genchoku Johnson
Masayuki Koga, world-famous performer, teacher, author, and shakuhachi master, founded the Japanese Music Institue of America (JMI) in 1981 to introduce the highest quality of shakuhachi music to the USA.
Located in Berkeley, CA, JMI has fostered the appreciation and study of both traditional and contemporary musical practice with private instruction and ensemble training, comprising the core of JMI’s offerings.
To arrange for your free lesson, contact Masayuki Koga
Patrick Genchoku Johnsonhas studied shakuhachi for more than 25 years, including an extensive repertoire of Japanese folk songs, popular pieces, and particularly Koten Honkyoku, the meditation music .
He is the founder and chief instructor of the Seattle Shakuhachi Study Group, a flute dojo that has its headquarters in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. The Seattle study group is formally affiliated with the Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshukan (International Shakuhachi Training Center) in the Koten Honkyoku lineage of Yokoyama Katsuya and Watazumi Doso Roshi.
To arrange for your free lesson, contact Patrick Johnson
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