Native Flute and Meditation


Deepen Your Musical Experience: Hear More, Express Authentically


May 6, 2 – 4 pm 

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Durham Arts Council 

Sunday, May 6, 2018 — 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Register here or Contact Janet Bell, Registrar, to register.  919-560-2726

 Deepen your Musical Experience: Hear More, Express Authentically

This class is for people who have taken an introductory class, or who have some experience playing Native American flute.

Play the way humankind started: with wind, breezes, breath.

Take yourself back to a simpler time. Soothe your body with your breath. Soothe yourself and others with sound, a wind expression of your heart.

Blond Student 3Class starts with guided meditation, moves to learning more about the flute, followed by another meditation and structured playing. The meditative atmosphere helps to quiet our minds, so our creative selves can be free to express themselves. Native Flutes will be available for you to use during the class.

About the Class
What People Say About This Class

Register here or contact Janet Bell, Registrar. 919.560.2726

The class I participated in was a gentle, sweet, and joyful way to relax, celebrate, and weave music with community. I felt like Erica really took care to welcome everyone and help us be at ease in the class. The mix of energy with other learners fostered a playfulness and harmony. When I play the flute now, I still feel it resonate with that time we were together.      — A.L., Durham, NC

The Native American flute classes were the most relaxing and exuberant music experience I’ve had. Combining meditation with this instrument hits a sweet spot. Erica’s approach and manner soothes the musically nervous soul.  — H. Rogers, Durham, NC

Erica did not just teach me techniques for how to play a flute. More importantly, she taught me how to slow down and soften. To simply breathe, tune in, and let the flute play through me, allowing me to open and be an instrument.   — B. Moore, Pittsboro, NC

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Click here for info on ONGOING NATIVE FLUTE CIRCLES – to continue the journey!

Instructor — Erica Alexander
ERICA ALEXANDER, flutist and music educator, has taught flute in private and group settings for over 20 years. She has a Masters in Music Education (MME) and all-level music and Suzuki certifications. Marina Raye, Mary Youngblood and Carlos Nakai are among her Native American flute influences. Meditation is an important part of her life. She has studied with Jeff Brantley (director of the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Program at Duke), through the Insight Meditation Center in Barre, MA and, most recently, with Mary Love May at UNC. She leads workshops and flute circles on Native American-style flute. Her flute studio, Open Wings Flute School, offers private lessons which incorporate Suzuki method and meditation.