Native American-style Flute Making June 2-4, 2023

Native American Flute Making

Friday, June 2, 6 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Facilitators: Jan Carr and Eileen Curtis

Spend the weekend crafting and take home a basic Native American-style flute. Learn to play this wonderful instrument and express yourself through music. If you have never played an instrument or can’t read music but wish to play or sing the songs of your heart, this workshop is for you. You’ll learn to play spontaneously and uncover your own melodies.

This program begins with an introductory session Friday night, continues with flute-building on Saturday, and wraps up with a “flute circle” session of practice, followed by Sunday brunch. Come join us!

Music weaves its way through all our lives. It brings memories and healing, laughter and celebration. Melodies draw us inward to our inner rhythms and beg to be played and shared with others. Traditionally made by indigenous peoples from many different materials, the Native American flute is an ancient instrument used down through the ages for cleansing, healing, and prayer.

The Native American pentatonic scale is mystical in that there are no wrong notes, making it ideal for all. The flute has a way of choosing people. Let it choose you.

Jan and Eileen will guide attendees in making a simple wooden flute from a kit. Jan participated in a workshop and ceremony to learn the skills a few years ago and has been playing her flutes daily ever since. Come and be inspired to make and enjoy one of these elegant flutes!

This program has a fee of $135, including all materials, tools, Saturday lunch, and Sunday brunch. Donations are also appreciated. Add overnights for discounted rates of $60 per person per night. Snacks provided, but other meals on your own.

Call 607-243-8212 for reservations or more information. Advance deposit of $50 required by May 26 to hold place.

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