Become A Songkeeper - Unlock your own style with the NAF - Learn Methods to Play with more Control/Purpose - Create Inspirational songs

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What is a Songkeeper?  It is a player of the Native American Flute who creates and shares meaningful melodies that connect and inspire others.  Songs that reflect the players personality, individuality, and own life-story.  Another important trait of a Songkeeper is that they have obtained the ability to play "cleanly", "in-tune" and with "control" and "fully expressively".  Indigenous music has purpose.  It has meaning.  It has direction.  The roots of the Native American Flute are deep in those things and the SONGS that share stories.  Everyone comes from Mother Earth and we all have a connection to musical self-expression.

However, the path of a Songkeeper is not for everyone.  It is common today for most players of the NAF to mostly just improve while they struggle to advance their techniques in a purposeful direction.  In fact, by far most players never develop their own, original songs that they can share with others.   This has resulted in a modern trend with flute that is moving away from the deeper, personal music connection found in its roots and all indigenous cultures.

In this workshop, discover methods to use a variety of techniques that will help to form your own, unique musical style with the NAF, play notes with control at ease, and learn how to create original songs that share your story. This workshop is 55:28 minutes long.

The workshop can be immediately accessed upon your purchase with a link and instructions sent to the email address that you provide! Re-watch the workshop as many times as you wish with no limitations.  Also, for those who wish to download the On Demand Workshop and Lessons to their devices for off line viewing, there is a one step process by clicking the down arrow on the bottom right of the video player.

Using an interactive pedagogy (teaching approach), Jan Michael shares his unique and easy-to-learn techniques that he’s developed over two decades of performing (over 700 venues), recording (28 commercial albums), and instructing accredited University Courses that centers on playing the NASF (over 17,000 students have graduated his courses).  He has mentored many well-known NASF recording artists and others through hundreds of private lessons and workshops, and an NASF Apprenticeship Program.