I’m a koto and jiuta shamisen teacher in Toronto, Canada; I give lessons in person and over the Internet. Have played koto for too long to mention, and jiuta for a little less than that. I came to Tsugaru shamisen by accidentally(!) attending a live performance by Takahashi Chikuzan and his student, the now Takahashi Chikuzan II, in California many years ago. I studied Tsugaru shamisen on and off for around four years and got up to about intermediate level, but then had to give it up for lack of time. Slowly getting back into it these days as time permits.
Nice to meet everyone!
Jiuta shamisen fluency - advanced. Tsugaru fluency - low to mid intermediate.