Playing Native American Style Flute
March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 22, 2023
Introduction to Native American Style Flute is an 8-week program that will provide veterans (and their family members) the opportunity to participate in an activity that includes mindful awareness, creativity, strengthening fine motor skills, and exposure to the potential healing benefits of music. Playing the Native American Style Flute exposes the participant to these skills and characteristics with the additional potential benefits of having fun while connecting with fellow members of their Veteran community.
There are two ways to participate. The in-person class will meet on Thursdays at Clear Path for Veterans from 1:00 – 2:00. A Zoom class will also meet on Thursdays from 10:00 – 11:00.
You do not need to have prior musical experience. There is no need to be able to read sheet music or be able to play another instrument.
Each participant will be given a flute at no cost to the participant and will be guided through a series of lessons where they will learn the basics for playing this instrument. The course will progress at a pace set by the participants. They will be given basic instruction, guidance, and encouragement as their skills develop.
The main purpose is not to teach songs to play but to help each person develop skills so that they can play the music they want to play (the music they have in themselves). This expression of “heart music” can often be a cathartic release of emotion (the full range of emotion) and can be found to be deeply satisfying to both the player and the listener(s).
- March 23
- 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Clear Path for Veterans New England
84 Antietam St, PO Box 2073
Devens, MA 01434
Hours: 9a–4:30p M-F, 10a–2p Saturday