The Bachido Schoolhouse

Watch highly trained shamisen instructors share their passion of shamisen with enthusiasts such as yourself. You will learn techniques, songs, and special skills unique to these artists.
(Click on an instructor to read more about them.)

The Minyo Collection

Certified Bachido Instructor Aki Takahashi (Ten Ten) has recorded more than two hundred Minyo songs to help you learn and preserve these beautiful treasures! Her massive archive ranges from popular minyo classics to very unique folk songs.