Why Play Flute?

-- Kalani Das, July 14, 2013

Virtually everyone enjoys quality music. You don’t have to be a ‘musician’ to enjoy listening to, or even playing an instrument. There are many ways to connect with music, the instruments, and experience the joys, satisfaction, and benefits that come from developing your relationship with music.

  • The native flute (as opposed to the ‘classical’ or ‘silver’ flute), is an instrument that almost anyone can pick up and begin to make musical sounds in just as few minutes. It’s one of the most accessible instruments there is! Why?
  • The native flute (Native American-style) is basically a whistle. All you have to do is blow in the end to produce a pleasing sound.
  • The flute is found in most cultures around the world. Like the drum, the flute is universal and common to many types of music.
  • Flutes are able to play melodies, which add a lyrical and harmonic element to music. Melody is both ‘cerebral’ and ’emotional’ in nature.
  • The flute helps regulate and strengthen our breathing. Flute play has been shown to help develop capacity, slow and deepen breathing, and help relax the mind and body.
  • Flutes are individual and social. Playing the flute can be both a satisfying personal experience and it can also serve as a means for building relationships.
  • Flutes are relatively inexpensive, easy to store and transport, and double as works of art. You can get a basic flute for under $50, throw it in your coat pocket or backpack, and own a beautiful piece of art all in one package.

Join us for Flute Harvest and reap the benefits of playing the native flute. Beginners and experienced players are welcome. Everyone will leave with new knowledge, skills, and friends.