Welcome to the World and Music of Marco Lienhard-Shakuhachi- Taiko and Shinobue.

The amazing versatility of Marco Lienhard 's playing and his soulful sound and performance makes him a very popular shakuhachi performer around the world. A Master of the Dokyoku style who mastered the style with Katsuya Yokoyama has a musicality that will touch your soul. His critically acclaimed CDs cover a wide variety of genres and are available on this site, cdbaby.com and iTunes.

Come and discover his music and find out where you can hear and see live performances. Check also taikoza.com's calendar for more updated dates. 

Learn how to play the Shakuhachi in New York city or any town's Taikoza and Marco Lienhard are in concert. It is important to learn correctly from the start and not to get bad habits when learning an instrument. It is the same with the Shakuhachi. I was fortunate enough to learn with some amazing teachers that guided me through the years. Katsuya Yokoyama and some of his students introduced me to Shakuhachi. K. Yokoyama appointed me to pass  his knowledge and music to other generations. I hope I will be able to find those dedicated to learn that beautiful instrument. It is more than an instrument it is a life's companion - it is true for all musicians though. The Shakuhachi can be a demanding instrument but the rewards are immense. It is very important not to give up and not stray from the way of this one pure sound.

Workshops and lessons are available in New York and where he is performing- contact us at shaku8@icloud.com

Regular Classes in New York, West Coast and Switzerland as well as in South America.

New CD with Taikoza- TREEE SPIRIT- Kodama click on the link.


Marco Lienhard and East Winds Ensemble best seller is available on cdbaby.com, iTunes and amazon.com

Music from Miyazaki's Movie such as Mononoke and Totoro

For the holidays we have great CDs

 Reverie- classical music with Shakuhachi and Piano


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 Rêverie: Popular Classical pieces  played on the Shakuhachi and the piano ( Charles W. Tang)

available here , cdbaby.com and iTunes

Coming up this Autumn: Taikoza CDs composed and arranged by Marco Lienhard

Concerts workshops in New York

June 11th at Bruces Garden at 6PM in Inwood- Koto and Shakuhachi concert free

and June 12th at 6PM Taikoza concert free


Check also this Broadway Star Brian Stokes Mitchell who used my shakuhachi for one of his song:Lazy Afternoon

Coming up events

Marco Lienhard Salt Lake City and Moab  4/25-30

Baltimore, MD 5/2-6

Richmond May 7th

Japan Kobe- Canadian Academy 9/25 with Ichiro Jishoya


Switzerland tour November 2016 


Marco Lienhard studied and mastered the Honkyoku & Dokyoku with the late Katsuya Yokoyama, who gave him the mission to pass on the art form and the music to students around the world. 

Marco Lienhard is very versatile in his playing from the DoKyoku meditation repertoire to the modern compositions for Shakuhachi. You will discover a new and exciting sound of the Shakuhachi. At ease with Honkyoku, traditional, modern, minyo,  Folk music, classical and improvisation, Marco Lienhard will bring you to the essence and soul of Shakuhachi music and he will make you rediscover the instrument. His Taiko and Shinobue  artistry will also awake your senses to a whole new level of musicianship. One of the few if not only performers in the World that have attained such high musicianship in all those instruments. Do not miss an opportunity to see or hear him in concert and experience the passion of his music and art form.

He has recently composed two new records for Taikoza of his new compositions and arrangements. He also performed with the Juilliard New Music Ensemble  premiering  the composition by T Hosokawa: Voyage X. 

Marco Lienhard is available for concerts, recording sessions,lectures, lessons and workshops. Marco Lienhard is a master of the Shakuhachi who has performed around the world for the past 33 years. He started his study as a member of Ondekoza under Masters  Katsuya Yokoyama and Teruo Furuya in Japan from 1981-1998.

Private lessons as well as master classes and workshops are available in New York and in the different cities where Marco Lienhard performs. Please contact us to know more about regular lessons, Skype lessons, masterclasses, concerts and recordings.


NYC Beginners, intermediate and advanced  Taiko , Shakuhachi, Fue Workshops contact us for new workshops

Shinobue and SHAKUHACHI workshop- flutes are provided if you don't own one:


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Regular classes:

Taiko Center of New York: Saturday noon-3pm lessons on 8th Ave and 39th, Manhattan contact us to get more info Workshops and lessons can be set up anywhere in the world. Contact us to schedule a lesson at shaku8@aol.com or shaku8@mac.com

Shakuhachi: Private lessons uptown or daytime possibility midtown

For school shows, you can contact us, or you can also contact for New York schools, Symphony Space Cap program or Young Audiences,

Check the new Cds available online on cdbaby.com or on iTunes Marco Lienhard's other projects: Taikoza and East Winds Ensemble can also be found here.

Check the schedule page for the next concert don't miss Marco Lienhard in concert- performing on three continents every year. If you cannot make it to the concert you can also find the music on itune, Napster or CDBaby.com

Enjoy your visit. We will be updating our website regularly with some news from the road. Here is a VIDEO clip of TAIKOZA: Taikoza demo video


Shakuhachi /Taikoza in concert ShinobueEast Winds EnsembleYamagoe

Great gift of Music CD for you or a friend

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Get your Tickets for June 4th, Los Angeles concert

Upcoming shows

  • Jun 4
    Zenshuji Temple,  LA
  • Jun 11
    Bruce's Garden in SIham PArk,  NY
  • Dec 19
    Check the calendar on Taikoza.com for updated dates, 

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Marco Lienhard's music from his CD