Angela has developed a unique branch of her Free Your Voice approach for those who wish to learn to play the Native American Flute. The Native American Flute is a fairly simple instrument to learn, and with guidance, most students can learn to play fairly quickly.
Angela Blueskies teaches Native American Style Flute online in two formats: private one-on-one lessons and in group classes. For both options, no previous musical experience is required, and music reading skills are not necessary.
Private Lessons offer personalized instruction to meet the student’s unique needs, and are tailored to the student’s interests and goals. It is recommended for adult students to schedule lessons weekly or biweekly, allowing time for practice and reflection. Lessons are available in 60 minute packages. The fee is $275 for four 60-minute lessons, and the package can be renewed as desired to support ongoing learning. Within 48 hours of purchasing your first package of lessons, you will receive a scheduling link that enables you to schedule online. All scheduling, rescheduling, and cancellations are done through the online system, making it easy! Please note attendance/payment policies at the bottom of this page.
Angela’s online Intro to Native American Flute class series is offered through the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), and are available during the fall and spring semesters. All registration and payment is handled by CCBC. This class meets weekly on Wednesdays for six weeks at 7:00 pm eastern USA time, and is currently 90 minutes in length. Beginning with the Fall 2021 semester, classes will meet weekly for 2 hours. The fee for the class series is $199 (subject to change), and includes a handmade flute in the key of A, which guarantees that all students will be equipped with a high quality instrument to support their learning. Registration for the class series closes when the class is full, or one week prior to the start date. Flutes are shipped directly to students one week prior to the start of class. If you are located in a country other than the US and would like to take the class, you are most welcome! Please reach out using the contact box below so that we can navigate the details of sending your flute. To learn about upcoming classes, please visit the calendar here.
Learning the Native American Flute
The Native American Flute is a wonderful instrument to use in meditation, while spending time in Nature, for travelling, and even in storytelling. Within a few sessions, many students learn enough simple technique to create a variety of interesting sounds and styles. Angela encourages all students to explore an oral tradition approach of learning to play, instead of focusing on learning common songs and melodies. As students learn to listen deeply to the world around them, and to explore creating music with a deep listening approach, students engage one of the oldest ways of making music ~ one that is inspired by the moment.
Over time, students often create a Medicine Bundle of original songs that can be used in any number of ways ~ from honoring the seasons, the animals and trees, important cycles and holidays, and for ceremonies and sacred fire circles. Learning to play the flute also has wonderful hidden benefits, including expanding and strengthening breath capacity, reducing stress, and making more space in one’s life for creative expression.
Policies: All registrations for the CCBC class series are bound by the requirements and policies set forth by the college. Please contact CCBC for further information. Purchasing a package of lessons with Angela is a firm commitment, and refunds are not available for any reason. Purchased packages never expire, and can be used at any time as schedule availability allows. A minimum of 24 hours is required to reschedule a lesson, and cancellations with less than 24 hours notice result in forfeiture of the session. All scheduling, rescheduling, and cancellations must be done through the online system. If you have any questions, please contact Angela by email, or by using the contact form at the bottom of this page.