Joined: 22 Mar 2011
|Posted: 2011-03-24, 00:56 Post subject: Shakuhachi Teacher in Eastern USA & online lessons
In honor of the opening of my new DOJO in Syracuse , NY (at HOEN-JI Rinzai Zen Monastery), I would like to re-introduce myself to those who don't know me in the ever-enlarging World Shakuhachi Community.
I was the only "full-time" Shakuhachi teacher in the USA when I returned from studying in Kyoto, Japan in 1975. I presently hold 2 Dai Shihan (Grand Master) Licenses (one from Kurahashi Yodo I, and one from Aoki Reibo- Kinko-Ryu Living National Treasure), and have received 2 GEMEI (professional names) -Nyogetsu and Reishin from my teachers.
Prior to internet days, I would teach "remote" students via "cassette" lessons. I began to teach in this manner over 30 years ago. For the past 20 years, I have, with the help of a student, developed and used a very simple, free system involving a soft-ware called AUDACITY and my <mobile.me> server for teaching distant students. I can use SKYPE as well, but I prefer the Audacity/mobile.me system for a number of reasons. In any case this has allowed me to have approximately 60 remote students in 5 Foreign Countries and 26 states. If you go to this page on my website <http://www.nyogetsu.com/events.html> and scroll to the bottom paragraph, there is an explanation of how to study with me online.
While my studio on Riverside Drive in NYC is my primary teaching location, I also teach in person, in Philadelphia, Washington D.C./Baltimore, Rochester, and now Syracuse.
I look forward to hearing from any of you who would like to work with me <email@example.com>!
Keep on playing..
Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin
(I also have been selling the world's largest Shakuhachi collection online - owned by someone else- for the past 20 years.)
"The magic's in the Music, and the Music's in me" - The Loving Spoonful