Clint Goss, Ph.D. is a trained music facilitator and performer on world flutes and an array of ethnic fusion world instruments. Clint and his wife, Vera, have facilitated energetic and inspirational Native Flute workshops since 2003. They bring out the musical potential in all participants, focusing on techniques that make music expression accessible to players with all levels of musical experience.
Clint and Vera have facilitated over 60 multi-day Native Flute schools in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Central America, and New Zealand as well as general music workshops at The Omega Institute and Stony Point. In addition to Flute Harvest, yearly music workshops currently include Flute Haven, Native Rhythms, Zion Canyon, and Musical Echoes. Clint also presents on topics such as Flutes and Human Development, Flutes: Health and Healing, Flute Playing Physiology, and the Origins of Music.
Clint has recorded and produced over 20 CDs since 2006 on his Manifest Spirit label, with a heavy emphasis on music enrichment and education. These have included SpiritGrass, the Jam Tracks series for flute players, The Darling Conversations by Grammy®-winning artist David Darling and Julie Weber, The Listening Book and The Musical Life with William A. Mathieu, Alba with Eugene Carr, Mystic Song with Lynn Miller, From War to Peace with Ani Kalayjian, and Flute Haven Journeys with the participants of Flute Haven 2012.
Over the last decade, Clint has developed Flutopedia.com,
an expansive resource for flute players, flute makers, and researchers of the Native American flute. He has also published original research in psychophysiology, respiratory physiology, and ergonomics related to music and the Native American flute.
Clint holds a certificate in music facilitation from the Music for People organization, a Ph.D. in computer science from Courant Institute, New York University, and FAA flight instructor and commercial pilot certificates.
Kalani Das is a board-certified music therapist, professional percussionist, and certified Orff-Schulwerk music educator. As a performing and recording artist, he has worked with such music legends as Rod Stewart, Kenny Loggins, Barry Manilow, Yanni, and appears on soundtracks for both TV and Film. He has written over ten books, produced numerous DVDs, and released CDs as a composer, arranger, and producer (Pangea, Insights, and Rhythm Spirit). He is the author of the book, The Way of Music – creating sounds connections in music therapy (Sarsen) and The Healing Flute Program (2-CD set).
Kalani travels both nationally and internationally, presenting training programs, residencies, and workshops within the fields of music therapy, music education and music-related professions. Recent presentations include: the American Music Therapy Association, the National Association for Music Education, the Percussive Arts Society, and the American Orff-Schulwerk Association.
Kalani is the founder of the Developmental Community Music approach to music-centered wellness (playsinglaugh.com), co-author of the Music Therapy Drumming curriculum and MTD Trainer (musictherapydrumming.com), and creator of the Hula for Life wellness program for older adults (hulaforlife.net).
Kalani is currently the music therapist at the Tierra Del Sol Foundation and the Centre for Neuro Skills.
In a room full of flute players, Vera Shanov provides counterpoint — percussion and rhythm to accompany melodic flute, performance art such as poetry, or the use of visulization and emotion in creating deep music. She makes everyone in the workshop feel comfortable with themselves and their music. Coming from a marketing background, she brings a perspective of “knowing your audience” and encourages flute players to expand their musical repertoire of styles so that they can serve a wider audience.
Vera is the guiding force in organizing Flute Harvest. She is the registrar and greets all registrants with a hug and a kiss and makes them feel immediately welcome. Vera provides all the information for workshops in terms of schedules and workshop descriptions. If there are any issues during a session, Vera is the “go to” person who will get the matter resolved.