2017 Sweetgrass Flute School
Welcome to our 2017 Sweetgrass Flute School! The dates for this flute school are slated for Sept. 27–29, 2017.
Weds, Sept. 27: 9a–5p
Thurs, Sept. 28: 9a–5p (Flute School Jam offsite/local 6p-?)
Fri, Sept. 29: 9a–3p
This event runs in tandem with our 2017 Sweetgrass Flute & Nature Festival September 29 - October 1, 2017. We hope that you'll stay!
120 E. Boyson Rd.
Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center is a sacred space where people of all faiths and cultures are invited to explore and nurture their relationships with the Source of all Being, Earth, Self and Others, with an increasing awareness of the story of the Universe.
Instructors for the 2017 sweetgrass flute school
What a joy it was to attend the Sweetgrass festival! As a newbie to the flute I attended the amazing flute school. The instructors were consummate professionals, sharing, without reserve, their joy of the music. Their training with us raw beginners and the more experienced was balanced to meet our needs and not theirs. The performers opened their hearts to us and showed us the endless possibilities of this awesome instrument.
The performers were humble, approachable and seemed to be as blessed to share their music as we were to experience it. My wife was so touched by the performances, and the ambiance of the festival she said it released such joy in her that she purchased a flute and is learning to play.
Bill Schippert | Guntersville, AL | 2015 Sweetgrass Participant
What can you expect from sweetgrass flute school?
In the past two years, we've had over 80 students participate in our Sweetgrass Flute School. Each year we bring in new instructors and have some repeat ones offering continuity to the way the Native-style flute is taught. We promise to provide a fun, relaxed and safe environment that allows growth, not only musically, but spiritually. There will be opportunities to try new things, get outside your comfort zone and learn things about others and yourself! These instructors are some of the best in the industry — knowledgeable, passionate and down-to-earth! The venue is one-of-a-kind and fosters an openness to awaken or revive that passion. We hope that you'll join us for the Sweetgrass Flute School!
The Sweetgrass Flute School Curriculum will be posted soon, and registration will open shortly. We will announce open registration on our Facebook Page.
This year the cost will remain the same for all three days of the school. The cost is $195. A new addition this year is the option to add on a cedar flute made by Jon Norris. The flute will cost an extra $50, but is of great advantage if this is your introduction to the Native-style flute—as it has been for many in the local community!
Lodging may be available through Prairiewoods. Please check availability and make reservations by calling them directly at 319-395-6700.
Lunch will be provided during your time at the Sweetgrass Flute School each day, Weds–Fri. We will send out an email closer to the event to check your dietary restrictions.
CANCELLATIONS: (for flute school)
There is a 25% cancellation fee if you cancel before Sept. 18. If you cancel your reservation on Sept. 18 or after, there is a 100% fee forfeiture.
Gallery from years past
We welcome your questions and ideas! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach Jonny Lipford at 319-521-6795.