Bass Flute Workshops with Dr. Christine Potter
International alto, bass, and C-flute soloist and renowned teacher Dr. Chris Potter will be teaching online flute workshops. Students can attend live & online or in person. All class sessions are recorded for later review by enrolled students.
BASS FLUTE WORKSHOP OVERVIEW
Session 1 – February 28th – Tone Development - 2 PM EST
Session 2 – March 7th – Air Management – 2 PM EST
Session 3 - March 14th – Improving Finger Facility – 2 PM EST
BASS FLUTE SESSION DETAILS
Session 1 - Tone Development. For beginners through advanced players. Chris will teach you the tools to develop a rich, deep, tone in the low register and a wider range of dynamics. Tone exercises will be sent after February 18th to all those who register for the workshop.
Session 2 – Air Management. For beginners through advanced players. Find out when and where you are wasting opportunities to get more air in, and how to develop a breath plan for your pieces that will not leave you gasping for air.
Session 3 – Improving Finger Facility. For beginners through advanced players. Chris will share her tried and true solutions for speeding up the fingers on the bass and keeping the key noise down to a minimum. Scales patterns developed by Chris especially for low flutes will be sent to all participants.
ABOUT CHRISTINE POTTER
Dr. Christine Potter has performed in London, Paris, Mexico City, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Washington D.C., Phoenix, Dallas, Boston, and Atlanta. She is an internationally recognized alto and bass flute virtuoso and has performed at many conventions of the National Flute Association (NFA) as well as British Flute Society conventions (BFS). Chris spent five years as Chair of the National Flute Association’s Low Flutes Committee and developed the low flutes portion of the annual NFA conventions with numerous performances, world premiers and workshops. She directs a low flutes choir at the James Galway Festival in Weggis, Switzerland, where she is also the flute choir coordinator.
Her CD, Flute Menagerie, features solo works for alto and bass. Chris has commissioned and premiered many works for alto and bass, including Low Flutes at High Tides for low flutes choir and Voices for solo bass by Matthias Ziegler, Voices From the Deep and The Alchemy of Earth by Alexandra Molnar-Sujahda, Deep Space Heat Wave by Jonathan Cohen, Stone Suite by Sonny Burnette, Baikal Journey by Catherine McMichael,Obstinato and Scareso by Mike Mower, Two for Two by Katherine Hoover, and Ani Ma’Amin by Paul Schoenfeld.
Chris has appeared on the cover of Flute Talk magazine in with the 10-foot high sculpture of a bass flute in her front yard. She is a frequent contributor to Flute Talk as well as The Flute View and The Quarterly, the magazine of the National Flute Association.
Chris has been organizing and teaching Alto and Bass Flute Retreats since 2004. In 2015 there will be two Retreats, one in Asheville North Carolina, one in Boulder, Colorado. Both will be in June. Chamber music is the focus of each Retreat. She has written and arranged fifteen books. Her latest contribution is Tres Ratoncitos Ciegos (Three Blind Mice) for flute choir premiered at the 2014 convention. Her books Halloween Duets and The Alto and Bass Flute Resource Book were both winners in the National Flute Association’s Newly Published Music Competition. Her best selling book is The Vibrato Workbook published by Falls House Press.
Chris is known for her clever and innovative performances. She has organized concerts in planetariums, recorded a soundtrack in sea caves from a kayak for an improvised bass flute solo titled SplishSplash!, includes a movie in her performance of Lunar Mural 1, and organizes audience participation, including sing-a-longs.
Chris has a Doctorate in Flute Performance from SUNY Stonybrook where she studied with Sam Baron. Her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees were with Fulbright scholar Frank Bowen at the University of New Mexico. She has also attended numerous masterclasses of Marcel Moyse and William Bennett.
The Bass Flute sessions will start at 2:00 PM EST on Saturdays, February 28, March 7, and March 14.
The live sessions are also recorded for later review by enrolled students.
Attend online over the Lessonface high performing video conference platform.
HOW IT WORKS
These are live classes that are taught from Christine's studio in Boulder, Colorado. Students attend over the Lessonface high performing video conference platform. Students can connect to the online platform using a tablet or computer with reliable internet. The live sessions are recorded so that all enrolled students and auditors can review the class sessions following the live class. Class recordings will be available for viewing within 48 hours of the live class. This class is covered by the Lessonface Guarantee - if for any reason you do not like your first session, let us know within two days of the class and we will refund you 100%.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT ONLINE CLASSES WITH CHRIS POTTER
"I really enjoyed the class... I love that I can view the class after the fact... I will attend many more of your lessons on Lessonface."
-Vanessa Wilkinson, February 4, Student in the Alto Flute Class of January 2015
"I very much enjoyed all three classes. I waited to write this review until I had viewed the Vibrato session recording. It was quite good also. Resolution was very good throughout... Thanks for an enjoyable series!"
- Lynn Darcey, Student in the Alto Flute class of January 2015
"I really enjoyed the classes even though I was not able to attend "real time". I look forward to working on the techniques in my own time."
-Recent student in the Alto Flute class of January 2015
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