“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 #1: Learn to Play Native American Inspired Flute
Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2:30 – 4:30
Workshop #2: Deepen your Musical Experience: Hear More, Play Authentically
Sunday, December 8, 2:30 – 4:30
Flutes available for you to use in class.
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:
Sunday, October 20, 1:30 – 2:30 – Register here
Sunday, December 8, 1:30 – 2:30 – Register here
“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.
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:
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.
Click here for info on ONGOING NATIVE FLUTE CIRCLES – to continue the journey!
Coming Spring 2020
Workshop #3: Deepen Listening and Supportive Accompaniment
Workshop #4: Final workshop: Learn songs, Make a Recording, Put It All Together