Zion Canyon - Staff and Facilitators
Betina works with Native Flutes in healing through sound, vibration, and energy. She believes that everything moves and has a frequency that affects the cellular structure of the body.
She offes workshops and healing session at The Bridge and Flanigans Deep Canyon Spa that encourage people to find their own sould thought.
Cornell Kinderknecht is a world flutes performer, recording artist, and teacher.
His philosophy is that making music is pure joy and is a natural expression of the human personality.
His extensive background in the genres of world, classical, pop, and folk music brings a rich foundation of
technique and style to his workshops on Native and other indigenous flutes.
With his expertise, Cornell provides practical hands-on instruction while his light-hearted approach puts students at ease.
In a room full of flute players, Vera provides counterpoint, be it percussion and rhythm or poetry for flute accompaniment.
Coming from a marketing background, she brings a perspective of "knowing your audience" and
encourages flute players to expand their musical repertoire of styles so that they can serve a wider audience.
Clint Goss, Ph.D. is a trained music facilitator and performer on world flutes and instruments.
Clint and his wife, Vera, have facilitated energetic and inspirational Native Flute workshops since 2003.
They bring out the potential in all participants, regardless of their level of musical experience.
As an educator August is known for his comprehensive workshops for Native Flute and Anasazi flute instruction,
composition, improvisation, and the more practical aspects of recording, music production and the music business.
His book The Complete Guide to the Anasazi Flute has become the standard source for information about this unique instrument.
Rona Yellow Robe
Rona Yellow Robe will be teaching the “Beginners” workshop this year. She
will be under the guidance of her own experience of 10 years of learning
and playing and still learning, as well as by John Vames' guide, The
Native American Flute, Understanding the Gift. Those who would like to
take on this workshop will have a very gentle, fun-loving experience as you
learn Finger Control, Breath Control, Knowing your flute, Basic Notes, and
Embellishments such as tonguing and slurring, and much more.
I am looking forward to meeting my students with song, and being a part of
the Zion Canyon Flute School. It means a lot to me to pass on the gifts
that have been passed on to me by teachers that I hold with highest honor
One of the World's pre-eminent Native American flute instructors, John Sarantos has facilitated weekend and week-long contemporary Native American flute workshops from coast-to-coast for over 15 years. His introductory, intermediate, advanced and master classes have been available from New York City's prestigious Open Center, national cultural gatherings, intimate flute circles and one-on-one private lessons. For the past 11 years, he has facilitated with Ken Light and R. Carlos Nakai at the Renaissance of the Native American Flute workshop in Montana. In 2006 & 2008 he was a main presenter and performer at the International Native American Flute Association convention.