Welcome to NativeFluteSchool.com — home of music workshops for the Native American Flute facilitated by Clint Goss and Vera Shanov.
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We lead workshops centered on music-making and self expression with the Native American flute. We began offering workshops in 2003 — from one hour to one week in length — and have led over 80 multi-day music workshops. Our Native Flute Schools are designed for players of all backgrounds who want to raise their playing and enjoyment of the instrument.
Sessions focus on playing technique, improvisation styles, jamming with other musicians (flute as well as guitar, piano, percussion, etc.), adding your voice to your music, incorporating rhythm, and song forms.
You will come away with the ability to play with confidence and an understanding of rhythms, tones, and improvisation.
The Native American flute is simple to play … you don't even have to read music!
Please visit other pages in this web site for an outline of our programs and a list of upcoming workshops.
For Experienced Players
In addition to a specific track for experienced players at each workshop,
some of the Native Flute Schools have a track for participants who would like to facilitate music activities
at flute schools and their own music workshops. This Leadership Program, teaches the basics of music facilitation.
“I watched people really open up and be so proud of themselves as they learned to understand and try things.
They were so happy.
Comaraderie and spirit developed over these days.”
— William Shanor
“Please, please, please do this again.”
“This whole thing was beyond expectations.”
“Awesome!!! A MUST for every aspiring flootie. A nice cohesive group. I will look forward to returning each year!”
“The outstanding presenters, varied and diverse curriculum, good organization & scenery made this a life changing experience!”