Learn Shakuahchi On YouTube and Online

Becoming a YouTuber and an Online Teacher

I have been very hesitant to add tutorial lessons online for many years but I finally decided that I should start providing this content. When looking through YouTube I noticed that there was not one single high quality tutorial from any shakuhachi master. I thought to myself, “well I can do that.” So I uploaded my first video on Hon Shirabe, one of my favorite pieces and a great piece for beginners to challenge themselves. As my teacher’s teacher said, “This piece is all about extremes.”

After uploading the tutorial, I noticed some views appearing but I wasn’t surprised about that… what really surprised me is the average view time was 17 minutes, the length of the video! Afterwards, I started getting some private message on Facebook and to my email with request for pieces, techniques, and more. So I think I may be hooked and will make more videos and lessons. The video below is the first installment. The video below that will be out next week Wednesday and I will go through Daiwagaku by Jin Nyodo.

Shawn Head