Events & Resources


The Phoenix Shakuhachi Friend's Beginner Guide in PDF format

Kinko Fingering Chart:

Good Fingering Chart in PDF format, page 1

Good Fingering Chart in PDF format, page 2

New! Here’s a link to John Singers Youtube page. Lots of great instructon videos here.

Teacher Profiles


>>>>>>>>>>  PAST EVENTS  <<<<<<<<<<

1st Salon At the Garden: Sunday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.

Chuck Peck and 4 other performers will be at the First Salon in Scottsdale.

  The salon has become almost a work of art and a test of stamina. Almost a year ago we started believing in the idea as we settled in a new house. We were lucky, very lucky indeed, to discover Andrea Clearfield in Philadelphia and to have her become a mentor for the salon. Andrea Clearfield is an accomplished musician, opera composer, performer, and is recognized for running one of the most celebrated salons for over 25 years.Andrea Clearfield 

  The Salon at the Garden is a space for friends to enjoy the arts, share with the artists, build community, and for a few hours be part of an amazing creative experience. We open our house in the spirit of pure friendship and to make a very small contribution to the nurturing of talented individuals.

Check the Salon At the Garden website:


    Sponsored By the Phoenix Shakuhachi Friends

The Magic and Mystery of Bamboo:

Kaoru Kakizakai Plays Shakuhachi (Japanese Bamboo Flute)

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Internationally known Japanese musician Kaoru Kakizakai returns to the Valley to perform a solo concert.

His repertoire includes secular and spiritual music spanning ancient to modern times.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience a master Shakuhachi musician and performer.

7:30pm Saturday, June 29, 2013

Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation 6400 Del Rio Ave.
Chandler, AZ

Concert tickets are $18 for adults in advance ($20 at the door) $13 for students in advance($15 at the door)
$10 for children under 12

Kakizakai is also available for private and group shakuhachi lessons during the week prior to the concert. (Flute loan available.) Call 480-961-3223 for details. 


Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos and Christopher Bernetchez perfrom  a concert called: A dimensional journey into the heart of ancient wind instruments

Shakuhachi bamboo flute master, Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos and multi-instrumentalist, Chris Bernetchez combine forces in a new genre-bending atmospheric fusion ensemble that defies categorization. Japanese shakuhachi flute, wood and clay Native Style flutes of North America, agave didgeridoos, and much more! Kazemon (from the Japanese word, Wind Gate) is an exploration into space, time, and textures of sound. Deeply inspired by instrumental wind traditions from around the world and the spiritual quest, Alcvin and Chris, create sacred-spacial evocative sonic journeys using their flutes as well various gongs, singing bowls and percussion, vocals, and guitar for added texture and soundscapes.

March 9 at the Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation 6400 W. Del Rio Street Chandler, AZ 85226

Call Chuck Peck for more info (480) 262-6943

Tickets at the door or through




Big event coming up here in Phoenix AZ the 2013, 29th Annual Matsuri Festival of Japan February 23-24, 2013.  Downtown Phoenix at the Heritage and Science Park.

Check out their web site at:



Shakuhachi Camp of the Rockies

The 2013 Shakuhachi Camp of the Rockies is planned for June 20-24, with a pre-concert in Boulder on the 19th! You can check their web site but as of 7 feb. its not yet updated with the 2013 info. Here's come 2011 info about the camp:

It is held in Loveland Colorado and is amazing. It's a 5 day intessive with instructors and players from all over the world.




Shakuhachi Concert Saturday September 29th 2012 

Internationally recognized Japanese shakuhachi flute master Kaoru Kakizakai will be performing a concert of solo works of secular and spiritual music that spans the centuries.

At the Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Sanctuary

6400 W Del Rio, Chandler, AZ 85226



Internationally recognized shakuhachi master and scholar David Wheeler (Kansuke II) will be presenting a concert of solo pieces, introducing and performing works of secular and spiritual music spanning 400 years from the classics of the 18th and 19th centuries to modern works of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Bamboo Dreams

An Evening with the Shakuhachi Japan's Bamboo Flute Transcends Time and Space

 Saturday December 10th, 2011 at 7:00 PM

At the Scottsdale Neighborhood Arts Place


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