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 Tuesday & Thursday afternoons, and occasionally other weekdays.
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