Welcome and well met! My name is Robert and I play, teach, and compose for the koto - a traditional Japanese stringed instrument.

I moved to Yokohama, Japan, five years ago to study for my jun shihan teaching license, which I received last year from the Seiha school of koto along with my artist name, Gakushi.

I offer one-to-one koto lessons, both online and in-person. Koto rentals can be arranged. Please check the F.A.Q. for details.

Below, you can hear one of my compositions. Take your time to poke around the site, and please don't hesitate to use the contact form if you have any questions!

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