My musical identity is like a kaleidoscope. I'm a different thing from every angle. I’ve morphed from performer to teacher to music advocate, and all of the above at different moments in time. In addition, as my teachers can probably confirm, I'm a bit of a different breed. I channeled Jimmy Hendrix when playing fast … Continue reading ASCEND

Music in Japan 2014

My trip to Japan this summer was extremely useful and great fun. I’ve been to Japan now twice without a shakuhachi teacher, as Aoki Sensei no longer teaches. I am aware of the fact that as someone who travels only every other year to Japan, and lives in the United States, there is still a … Continue reading Music in Japan 2014