I’ve been self-teaching myself for the past year-and-a-half and already own two instruments: a hosozao (that I bought without knowing what I was looking for) and a tsugaru. These are actually the first musical instruments I’ve ever played, let alone shamisen, so it hasn’t been easy, but I think I at least have the flow of a few songs down (I typically play pop/rock covers). However, I really feel like I’m lacking in the basic techniques, so I’d like to find a teacher if possible. I’ve tried to glean what I can from YouTube videos and textbooks, but I find it hard to figure out what I’m doing wrong if someone isn’t correcting me.
I’ve been living in Kobe for just over three years now, but haven’t had any luck finding a place to study (although maybe this isn’t the best time to be looking…). Does anyone have any recommendations in the Kobe/Hyogo/Osaka area?
Any help is greatly appreciated!