Allen LeVinnes Professor of Composition Berklee College of Music
It was delight to have Geni conduct a workshop at our elementary school. The children were engaged and enthralled by the delightful melodies he played on his flute. He also played the ancient Japanese Shakuhachi and then accompanied some of the students as they played their recorders!
Tom Natola Quincy Public Schools
Geni has been coming to my Beginning Japanese classes at Wellesley College, and giving a workshop for a few years. Geni brings several different kinds of Shakuhachi, and talks about each instrument with its history. He plays different music pieces with different Shakuhachi, and explains the unique Japanese musical note for Shakuhachi. He is also very generous about letting the students try playing with different Shakuhachi. Every time he comes to my class, my students thoroughly enjoy listening to his music, and playing his Shakuhachi.
Yoshimi Maeno Senior Lecturer in Japanese Wellesley College