Shakuhachi Beginners

This workshop introduces you to the shakuhachi, a very important Japanese instrument often used alongside taiko. This workshop will help you getting a sound out of the flute and also learn simple melodies and learn how to read the music and learn some techniques on how to better your playing. This will be done through some exercises and learning some new songs.
For those who don’t own a flute we will have some on hand to be used for the workshops and also for purchase.
Time: 2pm-6pm
Price: $45

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 14:00 to 16:00
Marco Lienhard Marco Lienhard studied the shakuhachi under Master Katsuya Yokoyama, quickly mastering the instrument and becoming a virtuoso solo artist. Marco Lienhard mastered Taiko drumming as a member of Ondekoza from 1981-1994. While touring as a professional taiko player in Japan, Lienhard also studied the fue and the nohkan (Noh theater flute) with Yukimasa Isso. In 1995, Lienhard founded Taikoza in New York, where he now makes his home. With Taikoza he has toured, the US, Japan, Mexico and Europe. Lienhard has performed more than 3000 concerts in Europe, Oceania, Asia and North and South America with appearances at some of the world’s most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Boston Symphony Hall, Osaka Castle Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Center and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. He has contributed to many movies, documentaries and CDs, has done several recordings with Ondekoza, Taikoza and has two critically acclaimed shakuhachi recording. Marco Lienhard has appeared on many TV shows including the Regis and Kathie Lee Show, the PBS special A World of Performances (the 20th Anniversary Gala of Wolf Trap), a documentary for Canadian National TV, MTV and NBC's 1998 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the televised Sumo tournament at Madison Square Garden. He was the featured shakuhachi player in the American premiere of the Temple of the Golden Pavilion with the New York City Opera at Lincoln Center and premiered the Piece: Voyage X by T. Hosokawa for Shakuhachi and Chamber Ensemble at Juilliard. He has collaborated with many N American Taiko groups, Kodo members and many Japanese musician including Southern All Stars. Concerts in Mexico, Russia, Belarus, Republic of Georgia, Brazil, Argentina, Europe, Oceania, etc. He toured Japan with Carnegie Kids program. He regularly teaches and performs in Japan, South America, US and Russia. His best selling albums include award nominated Taikoza Cd, best selling Music of Hayao Miyazaki 1 and 2 Cd. He recently recorded two albums for Piano and Shakuhachi; the critically acclaimed: Travelers's Song as well as the Classical music collection: Rêverie. He recorded music for the new Nintendo wii game Red Steel 2. in 2015, two CDs will be released of his music composed and arranged for Taikoza: Voice of the Earth and Tree Spirit.