Koto & Woodwinds
Bobby Griffin studied music at the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of West Florida (Bachelor of Arts, Music Performance). Bobby worked in Pensacola, FL for several years as a music teacher and performer. He performed regularly with various ensembles including the Pensacola Little Theatre, the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra and the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Bobby also enjoyed teaching music to students of all ages.
Upon moving to Tokyo in 2012, Bobby continued his music education journey. After studying Japanese music performance, history,
and theory for nine years under the direction of Grand-master Garei Nakagawa, he received his Associate Master's License (准師範）and stage name (雅鳳 - Gahō) in Ikuta-style koto from the Seiha School. Bobby is now seeking to expand his studio.