With a life dedicated to sharing the beauty of the Native American Flute, Jan Michael has taught over 17,000 students how to play the Native American Style Flute through accredited university courses, his apprenticeship program, lessons and workshops.
Obtain a certificate in Mastery Level of the Native American Flute!
Jan Michael's online NASF Apprentice Program is for players to discover their own potential with the flute. While it includes a variety of methods, approaches, and techniques for players to more fully express themselves, studies are also tailored to each student’s specific goals and vision.
With a structure of 3 stages of apprenticeship that include Apprentice, Master Apprentice, and Graduate Apprentice, this program is open to players of all levels from new players to the very experienced. For example, some of his apprentices have become well known performing/recording artists. Others wanted to master the art of playing for personal enjoyment. While other students complete this program to become better flute instructors.
The NAF Apprentice Program includes:
** 1-on-1 individual lesson per month (on zoom). Each month, you will be provide with easy to follow instruction and and things to practice that will help journey towards your own goals. (approx. time 60 minutes per session - scheduled a month in advance at a convenient time for the Apprentice)
** Monthly Group workshop (also on zoom). These workshops cover a variety of techniques and methods in small groups. The group workshops are mostly scheduled the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10 am Pacific Standard Time. Participants are allowed to record the workshops. For Apprentices that cannot attend, a link to the recording is made available.
** Check-ins as needed with a detailed approach at identifying the player's own, unique voice with the flute. (email or messenger)
** Three Stages of Study. 1. Apprentice (7 levels of achievements), 2. Master Apprentice (4 levels), 3. Graduate Apprentice (4 levels). At your first session, Jan Michael will work with you to determine, where your starting point will be in the program and your goals. A detailed study outline (curriculum) is provided that outlines the levels of each stage of apprenticeship.
** Ebooks - Backing Tracks - Tab - Lesson Videos. Apprentices are provided with course materials at no additional cost.
** Certificates upon completion of each stage
** Graduation Plaque
Jan Michael prefers to work with players for at least 6 months to help them grow significantly through the first state of apprenticeship.
The program cost is $225 per month. There are no additional fees.
Interested? Want to unlock your own potential? Transform your technique? New Player? Or for established players, feel like you're stuck in a rut?
How to apply for the NAF Apprenticeship Program - Email Jan Michael a brief summary of your interest that includes your experience with the NAF, other studies that you've completed, your interests, goals, and some of things that you wish to learn. No worries, this is not a formal letter and new players are welcomed. For more information, please contact Jan Michael directly below.
Photo below: Jan Michael playing NAF on the banks of the Willamette River in his Tribal Homelands. He resides just a few miles from the location of a historical Kalapuya Tribal village. Jan Michael is a direct descendent of the Chief of the Tribe. In addition to being a renowned NAF Recording Artist and Instructor, Jan Michael is a modern day practitioner of his Tribal Culture.
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