Gene and Carol Lawrence
We’ve recently discovered that there are a number of people in our community who have an interest in playing the Native American Flute. Regardless of previous musical experience it’s an instrument that one can learn to play in a relatively short period of time. One need not even be able to read music. That is especially encouraging to those of us without a musical background.
The spontaneous, improvisational style of playing we encourage with this instrument gives the new player the freedom to play without fear of failure. We stress playing from the heart and having fun from the moment you pick up this magical instrument.
For the person who wishes to play written songs it’s an easy transition to do so without reading music if necessary. Below the musical notes there are pictures of flutes with the necessary holes blackened out. Take one look at our music books and you’ll see how easy it really is.
Some already have flutes and have begun the journey of learning to play on their own. I’m sure they will be happy to share tips they have discovered with the group to help speed up the learning process.
Maybe you haven’t yet had the opportunity to try a Native American Flute but have an interest in doing so. If that’s the case, call Gene or Carol Lawrence at 480-734-1435 and we’ll schedule a time for you to come try one of ours. We strongly encourage anyone evenly remotely interested to give it a try. Join us in experiencing the joy of a flute circle.
Our first flute circle meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 8, at 2:00 p.m. at the Lawrence’s house, 32119 S. Hancock Drive. Hope to see you there!