Native American Flute Improvisation Formula

About Native American Flute Improvisation Formula

Many people come to the Native American flute with the desire to play effortlessly from the heart. The Improvisation Formula course unpacks a method of improvisation that you can use as a map of an endless (yet structured) improvisation. The sky is the limit, yet this formula gives you a map that guides you in playing from the heart with tremendous variety and longevity. The skill of improvisation may seem out of reach at first and may leave the beginner improviser/player without any sense of direction. This course gives you a playbook and still leaves plenty of room for spontaneity. From a simple structure, you can get lots of mileage! Free yourself from being stuck to the music stand. Learn to play effortlessly yet with variety using the Improvisation Formula. This course will stretch you as a flute player in surprising ways. Join us for a challenging and rewarding journey deep into the canyon of improvisation.

Week One

• Learn the big picture of the Improvisation Formula
• Play through the entire formula in Mode 1
• Modes 1, 2, and 4 review

Week Two

• Map out favorite Modes and Scales
• Create a list of embellishments
• Learn to use embellishments as bridges

Week Three

• Observe transitions between these modes
• Learn to combine embellishments
• Review and Q&A

Week Four

• Optional share scales
• Bridges and more bridges
• The alpha and the omega of bridges, long tones

This class is limited to 20 students.

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The class will meet for four weekly 55-min live online sessions on Thursdays at 12 pm ET | 9 am PT | 16:00 UTC on the schedule below. The first session is on June 1.
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Enrolled students receive lifetime access to the video recordings of the classes.

12:00 PM - 12:55 PM EDT
Native American Style Flute Improvisation Formula
Ami Sarasvati

How It Works

Students can connect to the online platform using a tablet or computer with reliable internet. To actively participate online students also need a webcam with microphone. The class is covered by the Lessonface Guarantee.

Book 1:1 online lessons with Ami Sarasvati on their Lessonface profile.

Ami Sarasvati

Ami Sarasvati

Native American Style Flute Teacher *2020-2023* Teacher of the Year for Native American Style Flute*

Students Say

Cathie D. on February 23, 2022
Class: Musician's Heart Journey

LOVED this class. Ami has orgnized things so there is not a moment wasted. I now have new skills for journaling that are going to change everything for me. I am really looking forward to learning the last piece of this program and then to move forward with what I'm sure will be amazing tools to work with.

Debbie . on February 23, 2022
Class: Musician's Heart Journey

Ami is an amazing Native American flute player and teacher. She really draws you into the program and goes deep into the learning. I love having classes with her I started with her in 2014 And I am fortunate to be training with her again.

Verified Student on February 19, 2022
Class: Learn to Play the Native American Flute


jerry on February 18, 2022
Class: Learn to Play the Native American Flute

great start

Jerry R. on January 31, 2022
Class: Learn to Play the Native American Flute

Great, gave me a huge amount of self confidence. Looking forward to learn as much as possible. Thank you

Joyce K. on January 15, 2022
Class: Learn to Play the Native American Flute

I understand so much more then I never imagined. Much of my confusion is clearing, just have to practice, practice, practice...put the miles on to hear the sweetness that is possible.

Gail H. on March 5, 2022
Class: Musician's Heart Journey

This course was more than I expected. I don't consider myself to be that musical, but having picked up the Native American Flute in my 50s and found Ami as my instructor, I was curious about this other course she offered. The insightful part for me was that Ami combines her musical expertise and her experience and training in guided journaling to help uncover some things that can keep us from a full expression of our musical selves. An ah-ha for me came when I realized an early memory of my own was playing the piano by ear as a kid. It was fun for me and I was uninhibited…until an older neighbor boy made a comment to my parents that I was "entertaining the neighborhood." Our piano lived in the garage, my own little amphitheater. Once I realized that, my shy introverted self all but stopped playing. I'd never have thought of that as a possible influence when I picked up a flute 40 years later, enchanted by its soulful tones and connection to my home in the Southwest. But then I couldn't look past a pattern I'd missed, realizing that I was only practicing my flute in those stolen moments when even my very supportive husband wasn't home. You may not find me perched atop the Boynton canyon "entertaining the neighborhood" with my flute, but in bringing that old imprint into the light, I feel free of it should i choose to. All of that from just one of these lessons in this program. Come in with an open mind and heart and see what unfolds for you. Wherever you are on your journey and whatever role music may have in your life, I bet you'll walk away with a deeper understanding and greater appreciation for the layers of richness it adds to your world.

Christine G. on March 16, 2022
Class: Learn to Play the Native American Flute

So happy that I took Amy's beginners NAF class. The first lesson made it worth my while and the rest were gravy. I successfully close the finger holes and no longer squeak or whistle my way when playing. Signed up for intermediate lessons. Thanks, Amy for your kind and thorough approach.

Cathie D. on April 24, 2022
Class: Native American Flute Improvisation Formula

Amazing! I have an overflowing toolbox going forward! Amy has perfected the art of the step by step progression of mastering the Native American style flute. We are so blessed to have her! Can't wait for the next session ! Thankyou !!!

Gil W. on April 25, 2022
Class: Native American Flute Improvisation Formula

Very good. Ami covered the topic in a clear, organized manner. It gave me a lot to work on the next few weeks and I'll probably use the method the rest of my life.

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