ASS Melbourne Shakuhachi Workshops 2018

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.

The workshops will be led by Lindsay Dugan. 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, ergonomics, breath, ornamentation, and tone.

The July workshop will be a great refresher for those who haven’t played shakuhachi for a while, or for people starting out with shakuhachi. We will be looking at tone production, ergonomics and breath, some folk tunes, and a honkyoku piece (Kyorei).

All are welcome, from absolute beginners to advanced. Workshop content for each month will be modified to suit participants.

Date and time:
Sunday July 19th 2018, 15:00 – 17:30
Level 1, 210 Berkeley St, Parkville.

ASS Members: $35
Non-ASS members $45

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. These flutes are also available for purchase.

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

Music stands will be available.

Level 1, 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.


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, and Kinkoryū honkyoku and gaikyoku with Jūmei Tokumaru.

He holds a Masters degree in shakuhachi performance from Tokyo Geidai (Tokyo University of the Arts), and is a shihan of the Chikushinkai/KSK.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>