Saturday, March 27, 2010

Beginning Native American Flute Class in Nevada City

I wanted to announce that registration is now open for a Beginning Native American Flute class that I will be teaching, starting in April at the newly opened "Greenhouse School of Music" in Nevada City. If you live near Nevada City, or know someone who does, and are interested in learning to play the Native American Flute, then this class is for you.

This is an 8 week class, and no experience is necessary. All ages are welcome, although it will be an evening class.

I learned about Greenhouse School of Music when Rick Aeschliman introduced me to Rick Kirkpatrick at the Winter NCFC Gathering in December that the Loping Wolf Flute Circle coordinated. Rick Kirkpatrick is the program director at the Greenhouse School of Music. Rick had the vision, along with a few other folks, and formed the Greenhouse School of Music over the last year to help fill the need for the waining music and arts programs in our public schools. Together with several other folks, created Greenhouse School of Music as a community resource. Rick Kirkpatrick is a long time guitar teacher and one of the key folks behind "The 13", a teenage music band experience.

I am honored and excited to be a part of this inaugural session of classes starting next month. Most of you know my experience as a teacher, having taught hundreds of individuals over the last 10 years, and as director of the Northern California Flute Circle. I am looking forward to this next adventure on my flute path.


What: Beginning Native American Flute
When: Wednesday Evenings, 6-7 PM, April 7 - May 26
Cost: Cost / 8 weeks - $160. Registration Deadline: April 2

How to register: Call or visit the school.
138 New Mohawk Road, Nevada City, CA / 530.265.8200
Rick Kirkpatrick 530-477-7586 email:

Link to class:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

CampOcean Pines & CCFC Flute/Drum Workshop

When: April 8-11, 2010
What: Central Coast Flute Circle Flute & Drum Workshop
Where: Camp Ocean Pines

This weekend gathering, the fourth in the series, will encompass as many as possible of all the suggestions, comments, feelings that we experienced during the Fall workshop, such as, “more drumming”, “more time to practice the new exercise”, “let’s play more". All levels are encouraged to attend. There will be a special beginners class early in the afternoon in flute playing or drumming that will get you started.

See schedule at
A one to one session with Vince to address your fluting needs!
Combining flute with drum so you do not have to choose which class to go to!
For more information go to or call Bill Timothy at 805 927-3993

3 day options
$239 - April 8-11, 2010, 3 nights lodging, 8 meals and all instruction
$205 - April 8-11, 2010, offsite lodging, includes all meals except breakfast

2 day options
$190 - April 9-11, 2010, 2 nights, 5 meals and all instruction
$161 - April 9-11, 2010, offsite lodging, includes all meals except breakfast

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Haiti Fundraiser by Burning Wood Flutes

I just heard from Pat and Keith Oberdieck that they want to make a contribution to the Haiti relief. Pat and Keith are running a fundraiser and donating a portion of their profits on flute sales through March 21, 2010.

Keith makes awesome flutes, so this is a opportunity to get a new flute and to help the Haiti situation. It looks like they have a lot of inventory to offer for the fundraisers. There are a lot of flutes in a variety of keys.

For complete details, here's the link to their site: