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Monday, March 25, 2013

Have Fun Playing Native American Flute at the Library!

Take advantage of this great opportunity. Have fun playing the Native American Flute at a workshop on Sunday, April 28th from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the South Brunswick Public Library. Anyone over the age of 13 is welcome. No music education background is necessary. For a nominal fee of $15, participants will leave with their own flute and the ability to play with other flute players and drummers at a novice level. There will be free follow-up sessions where you can learn more and have more fun.

The Native American Flute (NAF) is probably the most accessible musical instrument for blind and visually impaired people. It is very easy to learn. The player does not need to be able to read music to make beautiful sounds, alone or with others. Players are not limited to playing Native American music. Jazz, Blues, Hymns, Classical, Middle Eastern, and just about any other kind of music can be played on the Native American Flute. Perhaps the most fun is in improvising a personal tune. Improvisation will be an enjoyable part of the workshop on April 28.

That workshop will be followed by Flute Circles in May, July, September, and October. Each Flute Circle will contain some further instruction, some ensemble playing, and some solo playing for those who wish to do it. The workshop and each of the flute circles will take place in South Brunswick and are each limited to 15 participants. A second beginners' workshop and following flute circles will begin in September in Metuchen.

For questions or to register, call Pat Kay at 732-274-2963. Reserve your seat now; space is limited.

Participants will be eligible for membership in the Whispering Winds Flute Circle, a group that is affiliated with the International Native American Flute Association. The facilitator of that group is Pat Kay who will also lead the workshops in South Brunswick and Metuchen.

These workshops are made possible by the South Brunswick Public Library, the South Brunswick Community Development Corporation, and the partners of the Aging in Place Partnership. This Program or service is funded in part by:

Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission with assistance thru a grant provided by New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Dept of State.

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