Jonny Lipford Workshops
Interested in Native American flute workshops? To flute outside the box, you must learn outside the box! Let’s break all the rules together as we explore the Native American flute. Don’t know how to read music? No problem! If you’ve got the time, I’ll share the passion! It is important to me that each and every student learns exactly what they want to know. Here are a couple of ways that Jonny Lipford workshops are different: The average workshop will have 12 participants or less- this creates an intimate and inviting environment that enhances learning ability. When exploring techniques and concepts, each person will have a chance to work with me, Jonny Lipford, one-on-one . My teaching methods have been developed through years of learning and teaching in a turn-based fashion to yield a higher rate of material retention and build strong teacher-student relationships.
Building Songs and Melodies
Is your Native American flute playing free style? Do you struggle to find and keep a melody? Learn the importance of song structure, arrangement and melodies with Jonny Lipford!
Free Spirit: Playing With Backing Tracks
Free your musical spirit with Jonny Lipford's workshop on playing with backing tracks. This workshop will include many topics including how to play with backing tracks, hooking up your sound system, playing with a microphone, establishing melodies within a structured chord progression and more! This is a very fun workshop with lots of vital information for those looking for a leading edge in flute playing and performing!
Please bring a well tuned flute in the key established at time of booking. (Can be high, mid or bass). We will be playing a selection of backing tracks from Free Spirit backing tracks (CD) from Jonny Lipford.
Cry Me The Blues
The standard Native American flute is tuned to a minor pentatonic scale which is perfect for playing bluesy and jazzy tunes! Jonny Lipford will not only show you the notes that make up the blues scale but also how to properly execute the breath and finger techniques necessary to unleash your inner blues!
Stuck in that rut of playing the mundane, melancholy and motionless? Learn how the major scale plays a vital role in creating vibrant melodies! Jonny will reveal the secrets that he uses to create upbeat and catchy tunes.
New Flute 101
This is for beginners only. Jonny will walk you through the basics of how to hold and play your Native American style flute. We'll also touch base on the importance of taking care of your flutes.
Breath Is Expressive Life
Want to bring more expression and passion to your Native American flute melodies? The secret lies in breath control! Learn to control your breath to bring new life to your flutes! Learn about phrasing, volume and other essential techniques that will set you apart from the rest in this one hour session with Jonny Lipford!
Contemplating Complex Combinations
Serious and Advance students only – this is a master class! Combining techniques with both breath and fingers give you the most expressive and advanced sounds. Are you bending notes properly? Tonguing? How about double tonguing? Master pops, flutters, bends and barks… all the techniques you need to make your flute playing unforgettable! Cost: $30 per person – Length: 1 hr
Flute Outside The Box
This is an open forum style workshop. If there’s something in particular that you’re struggling with or wanting to know about playing the flute, recording with the flute or construction of the flute, bring it all to the table!
Your flute can do so much more than the basic scale! Explore some of the different scales that your flute is capable of playing! Blues, Gypsy and Celtic scales just to name a few. Ready to play something totally different?
Musician Seeking Partner, Plays Well With Others!
Do you play well with others? What is the most valuable characteristic you can develop to optimize your duets? Learn the etiquette essential to “playing nice” with your musical match! Topics of discussion include when to listen and when to play, which keys harmonize, and steps that should always be taken before you take the stage!
(Please bring an Am, Em, or Dm flute). May exceed one hour due to the nature of the audience.
Pricing & Length
All workshops are $25 and are 1 hour long, unless otherwise noted.
These workshops will be available at various venues. Or contact Jonny today to set up a workshop for your group!
Requirements for all workshops:
A comfortable Native American style flute (if you do not have one, flutes will be available for purchase at a discounted rate!)
No egos, bad attitudes or judgments allowed. We are all here to learn and have fun doing so!