Saturday November 17, 2018
Workshop Cost: $45
Join us as we welcome 3 time Native American Music Award nominee Michael Longrider in an afternoon of instruction and insight into this unique instrument. Learn the Basics for playing as well as the techniques involved to bring forth the music and harmony for peace within.
Class description: Have you ever heard the soulful music of the Native American flute and wondered if you could possibly learn how these healing sounds could be learned to be played? Are you looking to commune with the inner Divine found within us all? Join us as we explore the endless possibilities of this ancient and Sacred instrument. Have you already purchased this wonderful instrument and have no idea how it works?
Flutes will be provided for the class as well as sanitary tubes for your health. If you possess a flute of your own, you are more than welcome to bring it along. However Michael would prefer if you use the flutes provided as this insures that all attending the class will be in a compatible key. Should you insist on playing your own flute, we respectfully ask that all attempts at the lesson be done after the rest of the class has tried. This will insure the comfort and enjoyment of all students.
At the conclusion of the class and at the break, Michael will have other flutes for sale as well as copies of his cds. Please also note that the flutes used in class will be offered at a reduced price of $50.00 to anyone attending the class. These will be offered at the break and at the end of the class.
Walk-ins are welcome if space allows. But please note that while Michael will bring extra flutes, walk in participants cannot be guaranteed a flute to play. So please register early.
Looking forward to spending a wonderful afternoon of music and history.
Yours in the Spirit,
Bio: Michael Longrider; born of Scottish decent, began playing the Native American flute in 2004 after hearing David Searchingowl play at a local powwow. A year later he was overheard playing that flute at the same powwow and was invited by the performers to share his song with the People the next day. Since then Michael has toured the New England area, and has become a welcome participant on the Powwow circuit in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island where he continues to do his part for his community.
Michael has been honored to receive 3 Native American Music Award nominations as well as 5 Silver Arrow Awards for his efforts. He has also been a presenter at the Native American Music Awards held in Niagara Falls, New York.