OpenRyū Shamisen has been founded in 2016, and offers lessons, concerts and workshops for the Tsugaru Shamisen since then. It’s beeing directed by me, the guy on the picture, Andreas Tellenbach.
With OpenRyū I d’like to promote the philosophy of self-earned skills. It should offer a possibility to learn techniques and tunes for the instrument – and to express one’s own character on the instrument with them.
Beginners and intermediates alike are welcome to join. From Minyō (Japanese folk songs), Tsugaru solo pieces, singing accompaniment or fast-paced multi-voiced modern tunes – there is something for everybody!