Monday, August 24, 2015

Rochester Brainery Class: Learn to Play the Native American Flute

Learn to Play the Native American Flute
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
7pm-9pm
$30

Rochester Brainery
(inside Village Gate)
274 Goodman St N, B134
Rochester, NY 14607

http://rochesterbrainery.myshopify.com/collections/classes/products/learn-to-play-the-native-american-flute

Come learn to play the Native American flute! The Native American flute is very easy to learn to play and its design allows for spontaneous creation of beautiful and expressive music that is inside every one of us. The Native American flute today is a contemporary instrument built on the foundation of the traditional indigenous North American flute, revitalized over 25 years ago by recording artist R. Carlos Nakai.

Please note: This class is encouraged for people of all levels of musical experience, including beginners with no musical experience. You'll even get to bring home with you a sweet-sounding $50-value beginner’s flute, included in your class cost!

RSVP

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting Wednesday 12 August 2015

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle is meeting Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 6:30pm, in the Conference Room at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation), 1680 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618. This entrance on Winton Rd is south of Westfall Rd. The official address, 220 Idlewood Rd, takes you through the neighborhood streets to the alternate entrance on the other side of the building. If coming down Winton Rd from the north, note that Winton is blocked near Brighton High School due to construction.

Beginners are encouraged and welcome. Beginner flutes will be available to try out. We will be playing Native American flutes, with percussion and drums.

$5 contribution is suggested, to help with MeetUp.com and room rental costs.

People of all experience levels have participated, from absolutely no experience to decades, and we all make beautiful music together. We look forward to seeing you.

RSVP

Current meeting schedules are listed on the Blog and MeetUp websites:
http://wnyflutecircle.blogspot.com/
http://www.meetup.com/FingerLakesFluteCircle/

Monday, July 20, 2015

Flute Circle at Ganondagan Native American Dance & Music Festival 2015

There will be a Native American flute circle activity at this year's Ganondagan Native American Dance & Music Festival, on both days of the festival, July 25-26, 2015, 4:30 p.m. at the demonstration tent by the bark longhouse. Bring your Native American flutes, and drums and hand percussion, and we will make beautiful music by the longhouse.

There will also be a Beginner's Native American Flute Playing Workshop 12:30 p.m. on both days. William Harjo, Harjo Flutes, will provide instruction and beginner flutes to try.

July 25-26, 2015, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m
1488 State Route 444
Victor, NY 14564
$12/adults; $10/seniors (62+); $7/students with ID (18+); $5/children (3-18)
FREE for Friends of Ganondagan members and children 2 and under

Beginner's Flute Playing Workshop
12:30 p.m. both days

Flute Circle
4:30 p.m. both days

Monday, July 6, 2015

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting Tuesday 7 July 2015

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle is meeting early for this month, Tuesday 7 July 2015, 6:30pm, in the Conference Room at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation), 1680 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618. This entrance on Winton Rd is south of Westfall Rd. The official address, 220 Idlewood Rd, takes you through the neighborhood streets to the alternate entrance on the other side of the building.

Beginners are encouraged and welcome. Beginner flutes will be available to try out. We will be playing Native American flutes, with percussion and drums.

$5 contribution is suggested, to help with MeetUp.com and room rental costs.

People of all experience levels have participated, from absolutely no experience to decades, and we all make beautiful music together. We look forward to seeing you.

RSVP

Current meeting schedules are listed on the Blog and MeetUp websites:
http://wnyflutecircle.blogspot.com/
http://www.meetup.com/FingerLakesFluteCircle/

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Karen Ní Bhroin 2015 Rochester Irish Music Lessons and Kids' Tin Whistle Camp

Irish music education opportunities via the Rochester Irish Musicians' Association:

Karen Ní Bhroin is a music educator visiting Rochester from County Wexford, Ireland to give lessons in tin whistle, concertina, and Irish songs, and to offer a tin whistle camp for kids.

Tin whistle camp for kids 8 and up from June 29 through July 3, 2015.
 
Location: First Baptist Church of Fairport, 92 South Main St. in the village of Fairport
Hours: 10 AM to Noon
Cost: $100 for the week
The morning will include tin whistle lesson, songs in Irish, and group playing.
Music will be included for take home.
Karen  Bhroin is a familiar teacher here in the area. She has extensive music and choral teaching experience and is a member of a traditional ceili band in Wexford, Ireland.
 
Karen  Bhroin arrives this weekend and will be playing at the session at Sheridan’s Pub, 1551 Mt. Hope Ave., Rochester, NY Sunday 28 June 2015 from 2 pm to 5 pm if you want to talk with her there.


Please call Jean Smith to sign up at 585-738-0126.

Karen  Bhroin is also here to teach, and now is the time to schedule a lesson with her. She can do private and semi-private lessons.

She is teaching at Fairport First Baptist and at Jean Smith's house in West Irondequoit. This is a good time to get your ornamentation straightened out or just get the musical boost that Karen will give by teaching locally. She is so well rounded that she can explain clearly what you may be challenged by, or help you get to that next level of ability.
 

Time is flying along so don’t delay too long. She is here for ten days and then leaves for Toronto.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Shakuhachi Concert, Rochester, NY, 5 July 2015

A Meditative Concert and Presentation

Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin


The Rochester Zen Center
7 Arnold Park Rochester NY
Rochester NY 14607

Sunday afternoon July 5th, 2015
4:00 PM Concert on the Shakuhachi
5:00 PM Free Introductory Shakuhachi Lesson (Instruments provided)

(No admission charge)
CD’s and DVD's Available for Purchase

For those interested in the beginners lesson, please RSVP to Ronnie's email address:  nyogetsu@gmail.com
His web site is www.nyogetsu.com.

Shakuhachi music developed over hundreds of years, played by mendicant monks within a network of Japanese temples. Honkyoku, original pieces, were passed on from teacher to student. They continue to be played today, transmitted by master musicians to their students.

Shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) Grand Master Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin is the founder of Ki-sui-an shakuhachi dojo with branches in Manhattan, Rochester, Ithaca, Buffalo, Narrowsburg, Philadelphia and Washington DC/Baltimore. He is also part of the Japanese Music Program at the graduate Center of the City University of New York, has produced many notable recordings, and performed at Carnegie Hall, The Asia Society, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and many other venues. He has received many awards and honors, including both an Oscar and a Grammy nomination.

Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin studied Shakuhachi in Kyoto, Japan with Kurahashi Yodo Sensei, a disciple of Jin Nyodo. In 1975, he received the name Nyogetsu and a teaching certificate at the level of Jun Shi-han in the Kinko school of shakuhachi.

After his return to New York, Nyogetsu was awarded the rank of Shi-han (Master) in 1978, as a result of his efforts to spread the teaching of this instrument in America. In 1980 he received his first Dai Shihan (Grand Master's) License, and his second from the Living National Treasure, Aoki Reibo, in 2002.

He presently has the largest and most active Dojo in the world outside Japan.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Rochester Tin Whistle Week for Kids, June 29 - July 3, 2015

Posted to the Rochester Irish Musicians' Association Facebook timeline June 12:

Rochester Irish Arts announcing formation of a Tin Whistle Week for Kids June 29 to July 3, 2015, 10 a.m. to Noon in Fairport, NY.
Cost $100.
Instructor is Karen Ní Bhroin from Dublin.
Contact: rochesteririsharts@gmail.com or call: 585-348-7576
Morning includes: lessons, songs in Irish/English and group playing.


Some Finger Lakes Flute Circle members including myself attended the camp two years ago when there was an offering for adults, and Karen Ní Bhroin is an excellent teacher. I strongly recommend that you send your kids to learn tin whistle from Ms. Ní Bhroin while she is visiting Rochester from Ireland this year.