Native American Flute is a wonderful instrument to learn at any age.
Erika has been teaching NAF to adults since 2001, and kids since January 2011.
Contact Erika to schedule.
Times available on select weekday afternoons.
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 by 8am the day of lesson.
I have always loved music. I began playing piano at age 6, classical silver flute at 10. I continued to play piano and flute 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, since then. 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.
NAF is relatively easy to learn and does not require reading written music, or a musical background. I teach students to play improvisational music, ‘from their heart’. I would call my style of teaching “Intuitive Teaching”. Students learn about music style, terminology and techniques along with how to create and develop songs.
1. Adult lessons: Private 1 hour: $65
Semi-private 1 hour lesson (2 adults of similar ability): $35 per person
2. Child lessons, ages 6-16:
30-minute child private lesson for ongoing, weekly students: $35