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.)

If you’re ready to get playing, but don’t know where to start, Check out our lessons. Our instructors are World-Class!

Have you played through all of our lessons? Need more Shamisen content? Check out the Tsugaru Repertoire And The Minyo Collection

Audio Examples of Tsugaru Repertoire

Includes standards in the Tsugaru repitoire, with some classic Japanese folk songs as well.

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.