A supportive, non-critical approach based on three decades of experience in humanistic music education. We believe that experience and self-discovery form the best bonds with life-long music learning. We favor facilitated playing rather than traditional lecture-based teaching styles and use a building-block approach that maximizes learning and music-making.
You will come away with the ability to play with confidence, get out of a music “rut”, and an understanding of rhythms, tones, and improvisation.
Flute Haven Cornerstones
Every technique that is presented is followed by a session where you get to practice the technique in a small, supervised group.
Many sessions where you will jam with staff members who are playing on various instruments - guitar, piano, mandolin, voice, didgeridoo, and a wide array of world instruments.
A “reference flute” that we use in most of the group sessions throughout the week, so that everyone has flutes with identical tuning and fingerings. This flute is included in your registration and is yours to take home.
A gradual progression throughout the week from workshops to jamming and performing, culminating in the traditional “Pickering Creek Jam Session” on Saturday evening.
Special sessions early in the program for beginners and novice players in the basics of the instrument.
New for 2013
We are encouraging flute makers to participate and display their creations, and we expect to have a number of the finest makers on hand.
More use of multi-media, including videos on flute history, the health benefits of flute playing, and inspired videos from music educators.
Afternoon concerts following our lunch break. These solo concerts provide a chance to enjoy the musical talents of our staff members Frank Henninger, Ron Volkman, and Clint Goss.
Each of the staff members brings our very best that we have to offer to Flute Haven, and we believe that the workshops, jam sessions, and presentations at Flute Haven will dramatically raise your level of playing and enjoyment of the instrument.
We promise that you will have a fun-filled musical adventure!
The main Weeklong program meets in Phoenixville, PA on Tuesday evening September 10, 2013 for a Flute reception followed by the opening session from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
We continue with workshops throughout the day from Wednesday through Saturday, September 11—14.
In addition to the Weeklong program, there are three other programs:
The Leadership Program (Sun—Sun, September 8—15) provides training for people who wish to facilitate music gatherings.
The Recording Program (Mon—Sun, September 9 —15) is centered on all aspects of recording your music.
The Weekend Program (Fri—Sun, September 13—15) is a weekend version of the full program that centers on music-making and jamming with others.
In addition, a Work-Study Program is available for two participants who can assist with medium-duty equipment setup and room setup throughout the week.
Hang Jam - Works with D minor flutes (also try A minor in mode 4). Thanks to the generosity of Ron Kravitz, Jim Kirk, Dawn Collins, and Richard Brooner (who are playing on the track), this track is available for download as an MP3. Use Right-Click / Save-As to save it to your computer:
Harvest - Works with G minor flutes (also try D minor in mode 4). Thanks to the generosity of Richard Brooner, this track is available for download as an MP3. Use Right-Click / Save-As to save it to your computer: