I offer lessons in contemporary Japanese shakuhachi.
The shakuhachi offers endless enjoyment and has a fascinating sound. I love to help others to discover it's endless possibilities.
Jia has a way to empower a player to not hold back, to express their creativity, and to stretch self imposed boundaries.
Since this is a wind instrument, beginning students will learn correct breathing along with this, correct posture and the history of the instrument and it's relationship to meditation. We will learn beginning notes and follow with Japanese folk songs like, 'Sakura'. Many techniques are taught as the student progresses and they learn to compose their own songs.