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Native flute school
September 7, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - September 14, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
The Flute Haven Native Flute School is an intensive workshop for people who play (or wish to play) the Native American Flute. It is a chance to deepen our experience with our music in general, and Native Flutes in particular.
Flute players with all levels of experience are welcome! We encourage the sounds of all players in a supportive and non-critical environment.
Workshop sessions throughout the Native Flute School focus on building confidence playing the flute in many settings and styles and expressing your inner voice. Topics include:
- The elements of music — melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, and silence;
- Basic Native Flute modes, techniques, and ornaments;
- Basic improvisation techniques such as call-and-response, solo over drone, and repeated patterns;
- Song forms such as A/B/A contrast, blues, and rounds.
We believe that expressing yourself through music is as natural a means of communication as speaking, and often more joyful and healthy. We also believe that all people are musical and that each person’s level of musicality depends only on their level of experience in music-making.
We also believe that participants learn the most when they are actually playing the most. Participants will be playing most of the time! You will get an opportunity to play solo and in ensembles in many settings and many types of instruments, and work with facilitators from many different corners of music.
Regardless of your current level of experience, if you want to bring your flute playing to a new level, this is the workshop to attend!
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The Flute Haven Native Flute School is located in a true haven: The National Christian Conference Center (the NCCC) in historic Valley Forge, PA and just outside of the small town of Phoenixville, PA.
The location is just Northwest of Philadelphia and on the edge of Valley Forge National Park. We use the facilities of the NCCC for most workshops. Many of the evening concerts and activities are located at nearby venues in Phoenixville, PA. Primary lodging is on-site at the NCCC, which also provides many of our meals.