Learning to play any instrument as a youngster offers tremendous benefits on the cognitive, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual levels. It gives kids access to therapeutic and universal language through which they can express themselves in all the ways they need to.
If a child or teen has the desire to learn to play an instrument, the Native American style flute (NAF) has several advantages over other instruments. For a very modest investment of time and money, it is an ideal instrument to consider introducing.
Native American Flute Lessons for Kids, now Online:
Many parents are strapped for time. Taking NAF lessons online has a great advantage. Online lessons provide an opportunity for children and teens to take lessons at home. As long as you have high-speed internet, a webcam, and a microphone (often built-in on most computers or tablets), high quality instruction is readily available. Avoid the driving, parking, and lugging things around. Save yourself and your child the time and effort of having to drive to a lesson. Taking NAF lessons from the comfort and convenience of your home is easy to set up over Skype, Facetime, Google Hangouts or any other video chat platform.
Ease of Learning:
Perhaps playing the flute will lead to other instruments, and perhaps it will not, but consider that many kids, and adults, who have the desire to play an instrument give up quickly due to the many hours it takes to become decent at it. The NAF offers the learner a very different experience. You don’t need to take lessons for many years to get good at it.
In just a few months, with only a moderate amount of dedication, just about anyone can be playing the NAF with ease and proficiency. It is one of the fastest and easiest instruments to learn. Youths generally soak it in even faster than adults. Many are improvising within hours of being introduced to the instrument.
An Instrument You Can Afford:
In terms of costs, the NAF is a real winner! A beginner Native American style flute for kids’ lessons need not be a big investment. I can help you and your child select a beginner flute that will suit your budget. Flutes don’t need to be tuned, either.
Rates for Kids’ Native American Flute Lessons:
- 30 minute lessons are $25 each
- 50 minute lessons are $40 each
If you would like to set up lessons for your child, click here to go to the Contact page.
Why I love to teach kids music:
I grew up playing the piano. It wasn’t until much later in life that I discovered the Native American flute (NAF). When I was in my mid 20s, I lived in Colorado Springs for a year. At a metaphysical bookstore, I heard R. Carlos Nakai’s CD, Canyon Trilogy. I bought it and listened to it when going to bed almost every night for several years. The sound of the flute filled my soul in a way that I never tire of hearing.
Years later, a dear friend gifted me a flute. Being in a major transition stage in my life, I thought it would be a healing focus for me and decided to learn to play it. I had heard the NAF was easy to learn to play. For a few months, I noodled around with it on my own and actually made good progress. Next, I decided to take a few online lessons using Skype®. I took lessons from several superb teachers. In no time, I had dramatically improved. I could see, first hand, that online instruction was a viable way to learn.
Before long, I started taking my flute with me when I was going out and about. It was so portable! Happily, I could play it in the woods, on a hike, or just hanging with friends. I could even bring it in the suitcase when I travelled.
By offering youth NAF lessons online, I hope to provide many children and teens an opportunity to learn to play an instrument which they can enjoy for a lifetime.