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I'm (probably) doing a Chinese language program in Beijing this summer, and I'd like to continue my shakuhachi lessons while I'm there. I'm a beginner. I am also a beginner at Chinese, so I would prefer to find a teacher who could speak English, but I would be ok with a very patient teacher who speaks only Mandarin. Actually I am not supposed to speak English during the summer program, but I think with my level of Chinese, studying shakuhachi without speaking English with my teacher would be very hard.
Why wait until this summer? Riley Lee is teaching a non-shakuhachi course at Princeton as we speak. Maybe you can get some lessons from him. You'd be hard pressed to find as good a teacher anywhere. His native language is English and Riley is the bomb.
I'm in that course. The course is about the history amd cultural context of the shakuhachi, and learning to play the shakuhachi is actually part of the class. I'm just trying to make plans for after the course ends.
Perhaps I should take your suggestion and see if I can have any extra lessons with him, though.
Last edited by xevarion (2009-02-08 22:46:33)
i think i can help your chinese learning maybe , i am chatte , chinese shakuhachi beginner .
Riley told me there are very few shakuhachi players in China. I am delighted I am lucky enough to meet one at this forum!
get my email ? xevarion ?
there are so many shakuhachi players in china ~lol~
and most of them are in SuZhou JiangSu province,and we studying honkyoku~
Maybe U can get touch with my teacher Mr Ting.Zhang(who was the 4st in the match of young player during WSF08)
English is not problem~
here is his web~and E-mail~
Last edited by takaboshi (2009-03-30 18:06:55)
you should contact with Takaboshi, he is in china, but not 云南. But I think maybe he can help you to find one.