This online course is the perfect place to start your journey of learning to play the Native American flute (NAF). No musical experience is necessary. In fact, for many people, learning to play the NAF is their first experience playing an instrument. This course will guide you through the basics of playing your flute right away.
The flute gives us a new musical voice to help us express our feelings as well as being an outlet for our creativity. Perhaps you are wondering if you could just learn by watching videos on YouTube. Although there is a lot of great material on the internet, these videos are not an actual tried and proven, step by step course on how to play the instrument from the very beginning.
After years of teaching this material in LIVE workshops and classes, I created this online course which follows the book but now adds videos, soundtracks, and the entire ebook which you can print out if you like.
"I just love the daily and weekly practice sheets that come with the course. They are a great tool to help you track your progress. I really enjoyed the course and can't wait till I semi retire and will have lots of time to really practice and develop my skills."
The online course includes:
- Common bad habits to avoid from the start
- Discovering your heartsong as a personal practice
- Playing from the heart, the alpha and the omega of the NAF journey
- Basic musical notation and how it relates to the NAF
- Mode 1, Mode 2, the Blues Scale, a Middle Eastern Scale, and the extended scale
- Dozens of instructional videos, and soundtracks, and online resources and recommendations to fully support you and get you on the fast-track to playing your flute with confidence and joy.
- And much, much more!
A big advantage to the online version of my course is that you can go back anytime, learning at your own pace, in the privacy of your home or wherever you are streaming the course.
Both the ebook and the CD tracks are included in this course. With a moderate amount of dedication, you can learn to play the NAF in a relatively short amount of time. The flute invites you to discover your heartsong, which is a focus of the course.
Welcome to a beautiful journey.
"Ami's 'Discover Your Heartsong' method of Native American flute playing simplifies difficult musical concepts in understandable nuggets of doable knowledge. This method has allowed me, for the first time in my life, to "play from my heart" rather than the ink and paper. Finally, I feel like a musician instead of just a technician."
Kathleen M. Albert, PhD
Ami Sarasvati, CMP is the author of the books and online courses, Learn to Play the Native American Style Flute, Musician’s Heart Journey, and Musician's Practice Journal. She is experienced in playing bedside for the ill and dying in a hospital setting and senior living communities as a Certified Music Practitioner. As a group facilitator, she has developed engaging activities for senior living communities, particularly in the area of dementia. Ami teaches Native American Style flute lessons online privately and has ongoing group classes for every level.
She has witnessed, again and again, the healing power of music for both the individual and the community. Ami is passionate about facilitating transformation through musical pursuits as well as long-hand journaling.
Ami is originally from New Hampshire but moved to Arizona in 2017. She is also an Aromatherapist, T'ai Chi Chih instructor, Reiki Master, and is learning to play Flamenco guitar. She is an active member of the World Flute Society and the International Association for Journal Writing.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you would like to have a way to express your emotions and play the flute with confidence, this course is for you.
If you have absolutely no musical experience but love the sound of the Native American flute and have a sense of adventure, this course is for you.
If you would like to discover your heartsong, this course is for you!
"Learning to play the Native American Flute is a journey. With any journey it always helps to have guide and road map.
Ami Sarasvati is your guide and her online course, "Learn to Play the Native American Style Flute, Discover Your Heartsong," is your road map!
By the time you finish this course you will be well down the path to discovering your own "Heartsong" on the Native American Flute!"