Erika has been teaching NAF to adults since 2001, and kids since January 2011.
I have always loved music. I began playing piano at age 6, classical silver flute at 9, and singing in school choir at 9. I continued to play piano, flute and sing throughout high school and into college. I graduated from U of MT in 1995 with a B.A. in Hydrogeology. In 1998, I traveled to South America and purchased a Kena, my first indigenous flute. I loved experimenting with this new flute and decided I would teach myself to play spontaneously, ‘from the heart’, as I had only learned to read and play written music. Upon returning to the U.S., I purchased my first Native American flute while living in Jackson, Wyoming. This began a love-affair with this beautiful, sacred instrument. I have continued to play, perform, record and collect Native flutes, including the Indian Bansuri transverse flute, for over 17 years. I have played a variety of events: weddings, Native ceremonies, a concert with Krishna Das in Boulder, Colorado, poetic book readings with Dolores LaChapelle, and background meditation music for Diane Zumer’s “Creating Heaven on Earth” CD. I plan to record both a child’s and adult’s music and meditation CD.
I do not use written music and instead teach students to play ‘from their heart’. I would call my style of teaching “Intuitive Teaching”. Students learn about music style, terminology and techniques.
1. Adult lessons:
ADULT PRIVATE LESSON 1 hour: $65
SKYPE or Zoom private lesson 1 hour: $65 (paid through paypal)
ONGOING weekly or bi-weekly adult students – 30 minute private lesson: $35
SEMI PRIVATE ADULT 1 hour lesson (2 adults of similar ability): $35 per person
2. Child lessons, ages 6-16:
30-minute child private lesson for weekly students: $35
Contact Erika to schedule. Various times available.
IN-PERSON LESSON LOCATION
Smiley Building, 1309 E 3rd Ave, Studio #10 (first floor).
48-hr cancellation notice required, otherwise full cost of lesson is charged.
The one exception is due to illness, as long as I receive notice in the morning.