Native Flute and Meditation

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“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

NATIVE FLUTE: BE the MUSIC —  4 workshops 

Connect with your innate ability to express yourself musically.

Experience the aliveness that comes with playing music and sharing music with others.

 

Workshop #3: Expand your Creative Expression

New Date, Friday, April 17, 2020  3pm – 5pm

Rescheduled and Now Online:

REGISTER NOW! 

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Workshop #4:

May 3, 2020, 2:30 – 4:30

Final workshop: Learn songs, Make a Recording, Put It All Together

 See details.

Register here.

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Special Review Classes – Each 2-hour workshop is preceded by an introductory (or review) class, where we go over the basics of playing the Native American style flute in a small group setting, allowing for more personal attention.

If you want a refresher (or intro) class:

Friday, April 17, 2pm – 3pm – Register here

Sunday, May 3, 1:30 – 2:30 – Register here

You will need a Native American style flute, preferably in “A” minor:

highspirits.com/collections/all-flutes/flutes-in-the-key-of-a

or check with one of our fabulous local craftspeople:

jonnorrismusic.com – bedfordavenueflutes.com – risingmoonflutes.com

NOTE: Each workshop is designed to stand alone. The workshops build on one another AND it works to take them in any order.

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Register here or contact Janet Bell, Registrar.  jbell@durhamarts.org  919-560-2726

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Blond Student 3 “Be the Music” workshops include guided meditation, flute technique and musical concepts, group playing, movement and deep listening experiences to expand your understanding of music. The meditative atmosphere helps to quiet our minds, so our creative selves can be free to express themselves.

About the Workshops
What People Say About The Workshops

Register here or contact Janet Bell, Registrar: jbell@durhamarts.org 919.560.2726

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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

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

Contact Open Wings Flute School:

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 (founder of the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Program at Duke), is certified in Koru Mindfulness and is currently enrolled in the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. She leads workshops and flute circles on Native American inspired flute. Her flute studio, Open Wings School, offers private lessons which incorporate Suzuki method and meditation.

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Workshop #1: Learn to Play Native American Inspired Flute

Coming Fall 2020, 2:30 – 4:30

Workshop #2: Deepen your Musical Experience: Hear More, Play Authentically

Coming Winter 2020, 2:30 – 4:30

Special Review Classes – Each 2-hour workshop is preceded by an introductory (or review) class, where we go over the basics of playing the Native American style flute in a small group setting, allowing for more personal attention.

If you want a refresher (or intro) class preceding each workshop: 1:30 – 2:30