I will be starting a new round of Beginning Flute Classes, in Palo Alto, starting next week, January 9th.
When: 5:30 -7:00 PM
Where:The Marhatis Enlightenment Center, Home of Rev. Maxi Harper
3433 Aston Ct. Palo Alto, CA
Cost: $60 for 3 months (6 classes), or $15 drop in fee.
Materials: Optional purchase of "Beginning Native American Flute" book by Mike Oitzman, $20 includes CD
What to bring: Native American Flute and an open mind
If you don't own a flute, there will be excellent quality, entry level instruments available for sale from the instructor for under $100. Please contact Mike Oitzman prior to class to ensure that instruments will be available. After the class there is a Gentle Jam Circle at the Center for soft drums, flutes, didg, shakers and sound instruments. There is even a gong and singing crystal bowls that joins in and is open to voice and chants. A great way to practice what you learned in class. More info: www.marhatis.com/gentlejam.htm.
About the Class
This 3 month class is designed for all levels of Native American flute players. We will experience some traditional music as well as learning free form so you may apply your flute to accompany chants and other instruments in various circles. The sound and music that comes from this instrument and the culture are an intricate part of the energy and community that we so disparately need to recreate in our world right now. To solo to self with the flute is a healing to the soul and a comfort to the earth. It is the prayers of the heartful humanity set forth on winds of change. In this class you will learn the melodies of the heart, techniques of the intellect and the guidance of great spirit.
Please RSVP for the class: mikeoitzman AT naflute DOT com
More information: http://www.naflute.com/MIkeclass2.html