STEPHANIE BALDRIDGE BIO
has been teaching, playing and
performing on the Native American Flute since her studies with Michael
Stephanie is also available for group and private lessons, lessons online (www.nativeamericanflutelessons.com), workshops, lectures, performances, weddings, funerals, hospice, convalescence, and church services.
You can contact Stephanie by telephone (503) 846-1755 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. PST/PDT, or by e-mail anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org, to enquire about lessons and pricing, set up appointments, and make arrangements for payment.
Students about Stephanie’s Native American Flute classes:
had no experience
when I started getting lessons with my teacher, Stephanie. I
soon put at ease when I experienced her approach. She is
knowledgeable regarding the playing of the flute and its history.
very much honors the Native traditions and demonstrates it by
seriously and with a patience that allowed me to be
currently play the flute for personal and spiritual focus rather than
performing. Being a teacher myself for many years I appreciate
teaching. I very much recommend taking her classes.
-Ron Severson (Lakota)
I highly recommend Stephanie’s Native American Flute lessons. Her openness and good humored way of teaching is definitely the way to go. In just a few weeks time I have learned so much and I feel my playing has improved by light years.
-Pam Lea Calcagno
my first flute from my brother and he showed me the basics. I had
musical background - other than I like to listen to music. Both
brother and I then joined
I took lessons last year and "WOW!" What a difference it made in my playing. Now I think more of what I'm doing and where I want to go with the song instead of just letting my fingers walk around the flute. Stephanie is very passionate about the flute and wants everyone with the same passion to do the best they can when playing. If you want to be a better flute player, or just want to learn "a lot" more about flute music, give Stephanie a try. You won't be sorry! Frank Lamothe (3 year flute player).
When I first heard the Native American flute I was so captivated by its mystery and spirituality. I wanted someone to teach me how to play. Stephanie didn't teach me how to play. She gave me multiple history lessons of many Native American tribes; their daily struggles, their customs, their music and dance. She has taught me about trees, bark, wood and sustainable methods of collecting materials for flute making. In her flute lessons I've learned about rhythm and story telling, the four winds, and breath. And when I put my hands on my very first flute and my fingers over the holes she taught me to feel, to listen to take chances. There is a heart in each flute and many times when I play I don't feel that Stephanie has taught me how to play; instead she has allowed me to let the flute play me. It's a beautiful experience.
Stephanie is a great teacher. Before I started class I was developing some bad habits. Those were quickly corrected. The classes included techniques, embellishments, getting to know your flute, improvising, playing from the heart, finding music in nature, and playing duets. I studied music as a kid and it was wonderful to let go of all that theory, scales, sheet music, etc. and to learn to actually play music.
Stephanie’s Native American Flute classes are awesome! I felt successful at every step and stood amazed at my every accomplishment in her class sessions. She taught me valuable lessons in how to maximize my practice in the development of my flute-playing skills. Subsequently, my playing improved dramatically, and has continued to improve. She passed on to me an incredibly vast store of experience and knowledge in a way that “empowered” me in playing “from the heart” and “initiated” me into the “spirit” of the flute. She “unpacked” flute techniques for me in a step-by-step process that made them easy to learn and apply. She taught me from her own experience and shared the mistakes that she had made. Her personal tricks for helping me fix problems when I got stuck and how to avoid common mistakes were magic. She covered all aspects of playing the Native American Flute, including posture, breathing, rhythm, shading, embellishments, improvisation, performing, and much more. I highly recommend her classes to beginners who are just learning to play the Native American flute or seasoned professionals who desire to enhance their performance skills. If you want to make the jump to “light speed” in your flute playing practice, this is it.
My experiences with Stephanie
have been wonderful. She is a
compassionate teacher. Her lessons come from the heart of the music. I
taking lessons from Stephanie over 7 yrs. ago. She taught me there are
mistakes, only new embellishments. These lessons led me to be a
absolutely nothing about music
or the Native American flute is inconsequential when you are under
Baldridge's tutelage. Her instruction method is concise, yet
with humor, which makes learning fun.
Stephanie's passion for all things Native American Flute-related, can't help but rub off on a person. If you seek knowledge, integrity, and sound advice, you cannot go wrong having Stephanie Baldridge as your instructor!
bought my first Native American flute 14 years ago at the Portland
Saturday Market, and have never been without one since. I started
taking flute lessons from Stephanie in December 2010, and have been
amazed at the progress I have made. I thought I knew how to play,
but Her classes have opened my eyes and ears to new ways of seeing,
hearing, and playing "Spirit Music".
Stephanie Baldridge is not, nor does she claim to be, an enrolled member of any State or Federally-recognized Tribe or Nation. Any and all references to “Native American Flute” or “Traditional” are made with every respect to the Native American people.
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