Learn the Native American Style Flute with Ami Sarasvati
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Introductory Course: Learn to Play the Native American Style Flute
This course is the perfect place to start your journey of learning to play the Native American flute (NAF). No musical experience is necessary! For many people, learning to play the NAF is their first experience playing an instrument. This course will guide you through the basics...
Additional Scales on the Native American Flute
Did you know that there are over a dozen scales that a Native American flute can play? This course takes you beyond the pentatonic minor. You will choose two or more scales from a selection of scales provided and demonstrated. We will break down the new scales into lower hand notes,...
Learn to Read and Write Interval Tablature for the Native American Flute
Learn about the intervals of the NAF and how to navigate and reference the notes. Knowing interval tab will serve you well on your Native American flute journey. Learning this system is worth the effort. Interval tab may be the most efficient way to capture musical ideas as well...
Flute KARAOKE, on the Native American Style Flute
This course is best taken after the Introductory Course and Learn to Read and Write Interval Tab Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced In this course, you will learn to play your Native American Style Flute (NAF) flute along with a favorite song or two of yours using Interval...
Learn to Read and Write Nakai Tablature for the Native American Flute
Numerous songs are annotated in a system created by R. Carlos Nakai. Learn where to find the music, how the system works, and even how to write your own song using this system. Understanding Nakai tab will give you a new lens through with you can choose music that will make sense....
Play Simple Christmas Songs on the Native American Style Flute
with Ami Sarasvati
Choose from six favorite Christmas Songs arranged for the Native American style flute. If you have friends that play, you can share the songbook. There is a simple duet arrangement for each song.
Modes 1, 2, and 4 on the Native American Flute
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Did you know that each Native American flute can play three different keys? Learn how your A minor flute is also a C major as well as a D minor. Master the pie chart (provided in course) of all the keys and flutes. Determine what keys you can play with your flute. Week One • Overview...
Develop a Repertoire on the Native American Flute
with Ami Sarasvati
Participants are assigned considerable homework between each class. Learn to categorize songs and musical ideas. Consideration of the effects of flutes in different keys will be presented. Learn about many flute music resources from which you will build your repertoire list. Week...
Starts Saturday, December 3, at 1 pm ET | 10 am PT - Learn More and Sign Up
Native American Flute Improvisation Formula
with Ami Sarasvati
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. After you have mastered the basics of the Native American flute, the journey can continue...
Starts Saturday, April 2, at 11:30 am ET | 8:30 am PT - Learn More and Sign Up
So happy that I took Ami'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, Ami for your kind and thorough approach.
Did you know that you can also book 1-on-1 lessons with Ami Sarasvati?
Playing an instrument can start at any time of your life
I had a musical childhood. And yet most of my beginner NAF students have never played an instrument. That speaks volumes about the ease of learning to play the Native American flute at any time of life. Don't be discouraged if you have not been successful learning to play another instrument. The Native American flute is an easy instrument to begin playing at any age.
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This course with Ami gave us, not only a toolbox for organizing our music practice, but a complete and clear method to achieve our individual goals. This course left me feeling empowered and excited to move forward. Ami has amazing teaching skills. Every part of her plan builds on the previous one. I look forward to continuing with her structured plan. It's exciting to know you are in such capable hands. Cheers & gratitude to Ami !!!
Music Practice Personal Training with Ami Sarasvati
Learn to make your music practice time and music lessons productive and rewarding every time.
One-on-one training for any music student, regardless of level or instrument. This is ideal for beginning students of any musical discipline or those who have been playing instruments for a while but feel like they are in a rut.
Learn the building blocks of your ideal music practice. Focus areas of this individualized training include:
- • How to set up undivided focus conditions
- • The tools of the trade — metronomes, practice journals, and beyond
- • How to break down and segment your individualized music practice
- • Create a balanced music practice
- • Breathe to relax your body and focus your mind using a Musical Mantra
- • Technique - embrace your inner musical geek
- • Muscle memory technique for musical mastery
- • Pre-Game! How to have better music lessons with your teacher or on recorded courses
Musician's Practice Journal templates and recorded meditations.
How to Book
You can book Music Practice Coaching Sessions on Ami Sarasvati's Lessonface Profile: Lessonface.com/AmiSarasvati.
This one-on-one service is available as a one-time coaching session, or as an ongoing service to optimize your music lessons with your teacher or on recorded courses. This service is not music lessons. It is a method of structuring your music practice for outstanding and rewarding results.
A Little Insight Your Music Practice Personal Trainer
Admittedly, I have an inner compulsion to improve systems in whatever I do. My co-workers, friends, and family might roll their eyes and chuckle if they were reading this.
How has this shown up in my career? I becoming a teacher in multiple disciplines. Most applicable to this service, years ago I was an aerobics instructor and personal trainer. After some time, I became a trainer of aerobics instructors and personal trainers. I loved it! The ingredients of a great class included rhythm, balanced workouts, and creating an awesome class experience, etc. were all part of the recipe. It was a creative and thoughtful process.
Fast forward a few decades...
It turns out there is a lot of crossover between training people to become fitness professionals and training hobby (and performing) musicians to get a lot more out of their musical pursuits.
In some ways, I feel like I'm a personal trainer to my music students. Whether they are learning to play the Native American Style flute or are learning the building blocks of an effective music practice ritual, my job is to lead them from point A to point B at a pace that they feel comfortable and empowered. Again, as it was with the fitness career, I love it!
As your personal trainer for attaining your musical dreams, we begin by defining and breaking down big steps into medium steps, then smaller steps, then to the very next step. This applies to crafting your ideal music practice ritual. In this individualized process, we make a customized plan for you!
The templates in PDF form you receive at no charge are the same ones used in a specialized journal. It is not necessary to have the printed journal but it upgrades the experience. To get your copy of this gorgeous spiral-bound journal delivered to your doorstep, go to musicianspracticejournal.com.
Upcoming Classes with Ami Sarasvati
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