Anyone in Melbourne, Australia?

Hi everyone!

I am a total shamisen noob looking for fellow enthusiasts in my city/state to hang out/practice with (Melbourne metro region, VIC). I have an instrument, but that’s about it - I have arranged to eventually have lessons with the extremely-in-demand Noriko Tadano sensei, but in the meantime it would be great to meet other players for camaraderie and general guidance.

Please let me know if you’re keen!