Kyle Abbott & Su Bunjamin

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About Kyle Abbott & Su Bunjamin

Hey everyone! This is Kyle Abbott & Su Bunjamin, and together we are Unit MK! Our goal in life is spreading the fun of shamisen, and making it as accessible as possible for everyone who wants to learn! 

This goal started back in 2011 when Kyle founded Bachido (the world's first international shamisen community). After writing the book Shamisen of Japan (the world's first in-depth instructional book for building and playing tsugaru shamisen), he started Bachido solely to connect shamisen enthusiasts together and provide them with a warm community space as well as a library of instructional shamisen materials, and shamisen/accessories direct from Japan.

Jump ahead 9 years, Su and Kyle (Unit MK) joined powers and instantly increased the fun level for newcomers to shamisen! This includes everything from hosting in-person workshops to building affordable shamisen-like instruments (The ShamiBuddy), all to make entering the shamisen world as easy as possible!

Because the 2020 Coronavirus meant cancelling local shamisen classes/events, we decided to use this as an opportunity to provide live lessons via Zoom to all shamisenists of all skill levels! These live lessons are completely free and are aimed to inspire and encourage everyone to enjoy learning shamisen. We teach songs (Japanese folk/tsugaru songs as well as movie/game themes and more!) drills, and techniques. Please check out the latest post to find the upcoming stream date/time!

If you are interested in shamisen and Bachido has touched you in some way, please consider making a small donation. Your generous contribution will directly help get these new projects off the ground!

Bachi on!
Kyle Abbott & Su Bunjamin
Founder of Bachido & Founder of Shamisen Berlin
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Public Group Shamisen Lessons on Zoom/Facebook/Youtube
Because Live Streaming is a very fun way to interact with shamisen enthusiasts and facilitate learning as a active group, we've started FREE public group shamisen lessons via Zoom (also streamed on Facebook & Youtube) Anyone can participate, play along and ask questions! 

For those who enjoy the lesson and learn something beneficial, a donation is a great way to ensure that this public educational service continues! :)
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