Private Lessons

Learn to Play the Native American Flute

Private Native American Style Flute (NAF) Lessons:
The Santa Fe Flute School now offers private lessons, one-on-one, with Native American Music Award winner Scott August, no matter where you live, using Skype online. Learn in a relaxed, non-threatening, non judgmental setting. Private lessons are tailored to match each student's individual needs and goals, whether you are a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced

Scott August's teaching techniques will improve your playing in as little as 4 weeks.
Learn how to be:
  • Be comfortable with your flute
  • Gain confidence in your NAF playing abilities
  • Understand how the NAF Scale works
  • Get out of a rut
  • Move quickly up to the next level
  • Remember what you play
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Skype Lesson Prices:
Native American Style flute: 1 hour: $55
End-Blown flutes: 1 hour: $65

“All I can say is about my lessons with Scott via Skype is “Wow.” The learning that takes place in this format is phenomenal. I only wish that I had included regular lessons in my flute journey a long time ago.”
-Ellen B. Orlando, FL

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There are three basic subjects to pick from:
Choose one or combine both to accelerate your progress.
  • NAF Playing Skills
  • End-Blown Flutes (Basketmaker, Anasazi, Mojave, etc.)
  • Improvisation and Songwriting for the NAF

NAF Playing Skills:
  • Become more comfortable with your NAF
  • Learn how to improve your technique
  • Expand your breath
  • Strengthen your fingers
  • Add trills, turns and other ornamentations to your playing
  • Discover special effects and tricks
  • How to do tonguing effects
  • Enhance and strengthen your vibrato
  • Avoid common playing problems
  • Learn to play with a beat

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“I have been a private student with Scott August for about a year and a half. Starting from ground zero, Scott has guided me through the very basics of the Native American Style flute though some basic music theory, rhythm, articulation and embellishments, song construction, notation, and production with commonly available software. I am amazed by how much I have learned from Scott's Skype lessons. He is one of three very exceptional teachers I have encountered in my 69 years. When you encounter difficulties, he will coach you through them effectively because he has done it many times before. I cannot recommend Scott highly enough and have come to consider him a true friend, as I think many others have come to regard him.”
-Pete B., Phoenix, AZ

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Songwriting for NAF (Playing From the Heart)
  • Develop your song writing and Playing from the Heart abilities
  • Gain a better understanding of the NAF scale and how it works.
  • Improve your skills at improvisation (Playing from the Heart)
  • Explore composing your own melodies
  • Delve into basic song forms
  • Find out how rhythm works and make it work for you.

End-Blown Flutes (Anasazi, Mojave, Xiao, etc.)
  • Introduction to your End-Blown flute
  • How to hold the flute
  • Lip position and placement "embouchure"
  • Getting your first notes
  • Perfecting your tone
  • Exploring the scales
  • Breath control
  • Tips to improving your technique

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