Want to learn shamisen skills, meet other shamisen enthusiasts and visit Japan? Now you can do all three! ShamiCamp returns to Japan for the third time!
Kyle founded the first ShamiCamp in Tokyo and since then, he has been constantly evolving the camp to bring the best experience for the participants. Their main goal is sharing knowledge and developing bonds within the international shamisen community.
This is the 5th ShamiCamp in it’s series. The theme of this camp is very similar to the 2017 ShamiCamp in Tokyo, which was the most successful camp yet. Participants will learn the most fundamental techniques as well as every technique’s subtleties which are often unknown by even experienced shamisen players! What’s more, all participants will learn mini-songs specially composed for the purpose of practicing the fundamentals (Each song crafted to highlight each technique) in a unique ensemble format.
The instructors of ShamiCamp are three dignified shamisen instructors who all strive to bring shamisen to the whole world. These inspiring teachers can’t wait to share their knowledge and support your enthusiasm of shamisen!
- Kyle Abbott (California)
- Reigen Fujii (Tokyo)
- Kevin Kmetz (Misawa)
- Masahiro Nitta (Tokyo) - Assistant
Where else can you learn from positive, high-level instructors in a fun atmosphere with a group of fellow shamisen enthusiasts?
Are all skill levels welcomed at ShamiCamp?
Short answer: Yes! There’s nothing more exciting than learning from high-level instructors, and along with passionate shamisen enthusiasts! All the instructors at ShamiCamp are warm, supportive and eager to help you learn as much as possible.
To allow for the smoothest lesson experience, it’s recommended to have a basic ability with shamisen. I.e, have completed and understood the Bachido Crash Course, and have at least a minimal comfort with techniques such as hajiki, sukui, and uchi.
Sapporo Lifelong Learning Research Center Chieria
1条-1-1-10 西区宮の沢 Sapporo, Hokkaido 063-0051, Japan
Here’s some nearby hotels!
And a youth hostel - http://www.youthhostel.or.jp/kokusai/
May 11th to 12th
Start/End: 11 AM / 7 PM (Time may change)
Tickets available here!
Early Bird Special: Purchase your tickets by April 20th to receive 20% discount AND MP3 download of the mini-songs taught at ShamiCamp three weeks before the event! (Highly recommended for those who want to prepare beforehand)**
In the rather small shamisen world where it’s rare to meet local shamisen players, ShamiCamp is a very special time to enjoy the company of other excited shamisen enthusiasts while learning many great instructors. If you’ve been studying shamisen and are excited to meet other shamisen enthusiasts, then it’s time to join your friends at ShamiCamp: Sapporo!
Check out videos of the most recent ShamiCamp! (2017 - Tokyo)