Lessons Information

The experience of the shakuhachi is available to anyone, from the individual seeking peace in a tranquil tone to the experienced musician who wants to study traditional shakuhachi music. The shakuhachi began as a zen tool in the hands of Komuso Monks. Over a few centuries, the simple bamboo flute became a finely crafted instrument. The shakuhachi can be enjoyed through many approaches and I am happy to share any part of my journey.

It is my obligation to share the shakuhachi in the highest light. Performing and making are my first priorities but these days I find it necessary to make time to teach.


Because my daily schedule involves different performance activities and shakuhachi shop work, I can only offer lessons on specific times. Presently, Shakuhachi lessons are available on Mondays through Fridays 9AM - 2PM only. The cost is $50 per hour but I offer a No Breath Left Behind Policy with a sliding scale. I am dedicated to making the shakuhachi experience available to anyone regardless of cost.

Zen saying for Perry.