Melbourne Shakuhachi Workshops

Greetings ASS members,

The Australian Shakuhachi Society invites you to monthly ASS workshops in Melbourne to experience the art and sound of the Shakuhachi – the Japanese bamboo flute.

Each month we will focus on one of several genres, including Yokoyama style honkyoku and Kinkoryū honkyoku and gaikyoku, along with relevant technical aspects such as meri technique, ornamentation, and tone.

For May, we will be looking at the dōkyoku piece Sokkan, and meri technique.

Date and time for the May workshop is:
May 14 2017, 10:00 – 12:30
210 Berkeley St, Parkville.

Please arrive early for a 10am start.

Dates for the next four months are: June 11, July 9, August 13, September 17

ASS Members: $35
Non-ASS members $45
Absolute Beginners $25 (shakuhachi provided if needed)

What to bring:
The workshop will be taught on a standard 1.8 shakuhachi.

There will be a number of plastic Yuu shakuhachi available for use by absolute beginners on the day; please specify whether you need to borrow a flute when filling out your registration form.

Copies of notation used for the workshop will be available on the day, and also emailed out to registered participants before the event.

University of Melbourne Ensemble Space, 210 Berkeley St, Parkville.

Trams running along Royal Parade, Parkville, provide easiest access to the venue. For detailed route and timetable information, please visit Yarra Trams.


If you have any questions, please email Lindsay: lindsay[at]lindsaydugan[dot]com or call 0415 305 777.

About Lindsay Dugan

Lindsay lived for ten years in Japan, studying classical honkyoku with Katsuya Yokoyama and Kaoru Kakizakai.

He holds Masters degrees in shakuhachi performance from Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Tokyo Geidai (Tokyo University of the Arts), and is a shihan of the Chikushinkai.

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