Zion Canyon Native Flute School - General Schedule

 

For the most current and detailed schedule, see these versions of the schedule:

Descriptions

One of the main components of the Flute School are the five morning workshops. Participants are free to choose any of the workshops each day, and may switch between workshops. Here are some very brief descriptions of the approach for each of these workshop sessions:

Rona's Morning Workshop

TBD

Clint & Vera's Morning Workshop

We focus on techniuqes for (1) improving individual playing, (2) playing with other flutes as well as percussion, guitar, and piano, and (3) performing with no stress. Our approach uses group activities that are musical, fun, and result in learning by direct experience. Our goal is that all participants come away with tools to be more creative and expressive, to be able to jam with other musicians, and share these techniques in their flute circles and other community settings.

Cornell and Joe's Morning Workshop

This workshop is for those who've been playing flute for a while and want to further develop their skills or are looking for new ideas. We look at the fine details of the skills we already have to better understand how to expand upon them, allowing us to express our creativity more fluidly with ease. Individual and group playing, duets, playing with rhythm and backing tracks, and musical exercises are among the tools used in this workshop to help develop our tone and technique as well as our improvisational and compositional skills. Participants should be comfortable playing in the basic scale and be open to trying new things. Previous knowledge of alternate scales and reading NAF TAB are helpful but are not required. We use a lighthearted approach that promotes the joy in making music and provides a comfortable environment to explore creativity and self-expression.

Scott's Morning Workshop

TBD