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Education About Asia reviews 'The Fourth String'

Michael Palmer - Monday, December 16, 2019

"Sometimes Janet and Sensei argue, sometimes Sensei favors other students over Janet, but each encounter offers a little more insight into music, Japanese culture, and into Janet herself." Read More


'The Fourth String' reviewed by the Asian Review of Books

Michael Palmer - Monday, May 13, 2019

We're proud to share that the Asian Review of Books has shared their review of Janet Pocorobba's new memoir, The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me  Read More


Janet Pocorobba East Coast reading and shamisen performance dates

Michael Palmer - Monday, February 11, 2019

Janet Pocorobba and her upcoming memoir The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me are going on the road! Not only will she be speaking about her experience learning the shamisen, a traditional Japanese three stringed instumenet, but she will also be bringing it with her for a special performance. For those of you on the East Coast, check the dates below!  Read More


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