“. . . the flute is a heart song. . . like a sweet prayer; it will teach you as well as you teach yourself . . .”
Odell Borg says ". . . a French horn is a type of musical instrument . . ., "Native American flute" refers to a particular type of musical instrument. . ." This statement can be stretched further to say that you don't need to be French to play French music--to perform the French horn. And by extension, you don't need to be Native American to play Native American music on the Native flute. Paying proper respect to a given instrument's history and tradition, then expanding the scope of an instrument and increasing the number of people who play and get to hear them can only be a good thing for the future of said instrument.
World Shakuhachi Discussion
"The Heart-center power, expressed as happiness and love, will guide upward on a path away from frustration, bitter toil and travail. These journeys are directed inward, not outwardly in material mementos of ego and possession. The lesson is relearning that which has been suppressed and forgotten, in ourselves, since our earliest childhood."
~R. Carlos Nakai
The hauntingly beautiful sounds of the native flute speak to your spirit.
Using your breath, you express yourself, your feelings and emotions through the flute.
The player develops a relationship with the flute that begins by picking out the flute in person.
We do not sell flutes online. We want you to "try before you buy".
“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”
When you were born, you cried
and the world rejoiced.
Live your life
so that when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.
CALENDAR of EVENTS
Watch this spot for upcoming calendar events, workshops, flute circles, street fairs.
FLUTE CIRCLE UPDATE: November 23. We will meet at 1:15 pm in the large Program Room at the Red Mountain Library. Come join us!!!
Flute Circle: The flute circle will meet every 4th Saturday from 10 to 11:30 at the Red Mountain Public Library. Everyone is welcome to attend. Beginners come at 9:30 for basic instruction.
December - NO Flute Circle
Holiday Music Featuring the Native Flute:
December 14, 1:00 pm Program Room, Red Mountain Library.
December 21, 3:00 pm Jarrod's Coffee Shop
Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts, 1st and 3rd Saturdays Watch this space for when Song-Within with be setup on Macdonald off Main Street.
November 16, 10 am to 4 pm
December 7, 10 am to 4 pm
Jarrod's Coffee Shop. Email us through the website for an appointment to meet at Jarrod's Coffee Shop. Bring your questions. Show us how you are progressing. We are here to encourage you on your flute-playing journey.
January 11, 2020, Jonny Lipford will teach 2 workshops and present a concert at the Abounding Grace Church in Tucson. Larry and Vickie will be attending.
Embracing Your Journey, January 26, 2020
9 am to 5. Song-Within will be at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel - 2620 W Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021.
"Music is prayer. It is ceremony. Music is life. It is Sa'ah Naaghahl Blk'eh Hozhoon, the Beauty Way of Life. Music is an endeavor to restore harmony, health, serenity and balance to spirituality, emotions and our cognitive and physical processes. It fosters a compassionate comprehension of self and the world around us. . . "
Interactive Workshops for Beginners
Featuring High Spirits Flutes and Accessories