Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Shakuhachi Master Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin Passed Away

I was very sad to learn today via Facebook of the death of shakuhachi master Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin. His friends and students began posting news of his death since yesterday.

He was my teacher and sensei in Shakuhachi traditional bamboo end-blown flute, and it was wonderful, awesome, and challenging learning to play from a Shakuhachi master and legend.

He will be greatly missed, and such a great loss to the Shakuhachi world, particularly to his many students and friends in New York state and DC.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Randy Stenzel Passed Away

I am so very sad to learn this evening that flutemaker Randy Stenzel, Feather Ridge Flutes, died today Monday 16 May 2017 from complications of lung cancer. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and to his wife Shelly and their family. He was a kind and wonderful human being, and an incredibly skilled and creative maker of Native American flutes. I will miss him very much.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting WEDNESDAY 10 May 2017

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle will be meeting WEDNESDAY, 10 May 2017, 6:30 pm, in the Conference Room at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation), 1680 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618, entrance on Winton Rd, south of Westfall Rd. The official address, 220 Idlewood Rd, will take you through neighborhood streets to the alternate entrance on the other side of the building.

We are now meeting on (mostly) the second Wednesday of the month, in response to requests from flute circle members.

Beginners are encouraged to visit! If you are new to the Native American flute, please join us! The Native American flute is very easy to learn to play. No prior experience or preparation is necessary. No written music required. We play the flute "from the heart" and make beautiful music.

There will be beginner flutes available to try out. We'll have a great time making music with Native American flutes, hand percussion, and drums.

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

All comers of all experience levels are welcome. We will make beautiful music together. We hope to see you there!