Friday, September 23, 2011

How to Play the Blues on the Native American Flute

I am very excited today to announce the launch of a new online resource where you can learn to play the blues on the Native American Flute. This new website and blog is site dedicated to presenting information, links and resources which will help you learn to play the blues on the Native American style Flute.

The site url is:

I've been developing the corresponding playshop called: "How to Play The the Blues on the NAF" and I will be presenting it at the Yosemite Flute Festival this year. If you'd like to have me come present the workshop to your flute circle, or if you're interested in private lessons I am happy to help, either in person or remotely over the web (we have the technology now).

I am also in the studio recording a complete CD of Blues Jam Tracks - Vol 1 which are optimized for playing with a Native American style Flute. While I haven't completed the project yet, this new site will the place where you can download or order the CD/tracks when they become available.

In the meantime, check out the new site where I have uploaded a demo jam track from the new CD.

As always, I want to thank all of the flute students who've come through my playshops and classes over the years. I am really excited about creating an online resource which will help all of you grow in our favorite passion of playing the flute.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Yosemite Flute Festival starts Friday!

Just putting one last reminder out that that the Yosemite Flute Festival starts this Friday. It's the fourth year for the event and this year it has a new venue. Still in Oakhurst, California but this year it's at the Sierra Sky Ranch.
Lot's of great performers, including:


  • The Coyote Brothers (Tim Blueflint and John Kulias)
  • Randy Granger 
  • Scott August 


  • Rafael Bejarano 
  • Ron Korb 
  • Rona Yellow Robe
There's also a bunch of great workshops going on all three days. I will be teaching a playshop: "How to Play the Blues on the NAF" on Saturday, 3-5 PM.
Here's the link for all of the Yosemite Flute Festival Workshops.

We still need volunteers, but I will finish the online version tonight. If you can spare an hour as a volunteer, please find me at the front desk.

See you all this weekend!

Monday, September 05, 2011

Volunteers needed for the Yosemite Flute Festival

Hey everyone out there in Flutie land! If you are planning to attend the 2011 Yosemite Flute Festival this year, there are two things I need you to know:

  1. I am in charge of the volunteers. Volunteers help make this event a success every year, and it's no different this year. WE NEED YOUR ENERGY! If you can spare an hour of your weekend to help us out, that would be awesome. Here's what you need to do:
  2. I am also teaching a workshop on How to Play the Blues on Native American Flute. This will be the third year that I have taught this workshop and I've sent many new blues musicians home from the weekend jamming to their favorite blues music. If you haven't attended before, this is a class that you can't miss!