David
		
		Wheeler

David
Wheeler

Adjunct Faculty
School of the Arts
David Wheeler (Kansuke II) lived in Japan for twenty years studying and performing the shakuhachi with some of Japan's finest traditional masters and ensembles, beginning study in Tokyo in 1977 with renowned shakuhachi master Junsuke Kawase III. He received his MA in musicology from the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music in 1985, and has benefited from studying and playing with the majority of the great shakuhachi masters of the latter half of the 20th century, including late living national treasure Goro Yamaguchi, living national treasure Reibo Aoki II, Katsuya Yokoyama and Kodo Araki V as well as Kawase.

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