Fantastic to see this new forum looking so inviting and welcoming! Thanks to all of you who worked so hard and enthusiastically to create a wonderful virtual space for all of us to meet. I feel lucky to be part of this wonderful shakuhachi family.
I'm living in Vancouver BC and have been attempting to learn to play the shakuhachi for two years now. Feeling it is unwise to measure progress , I find I prefer to focus on the pleasure of the discovery of sounds offered by the bamboo.
I take skype lessons with Michael Gould who is an incredibly skilled teacher with enormous patience with beginners and playing skills that inspire and excite.
I also have the good fortune to be part of a small local community of shakuhachi players whose encouragement, support and friendship has greatly enriched not only my shakuhachi journey specifically but my life in general.
I look forward with delight to the many discussions and friendships that will arise from this new forum. Again thanks to Kiku and all who have launched this site. _________________ "everything changes"