Class schedule

This is an approximate schedule. Specific times and topics will be posted at the retreat.
* All activities are in Burton Lodge on the main floor unless noted otherwise.

Pacific Northwest Native American Flute Gathering on Vashon Island
Thursday, October 5 – Sunday, October 8, 2017
Theme: At the Heart of it All
Nurturing and sharing our own personal experience with the Native flute and music.
THURSDAY
12:00-5:30pm All participants must be registered and paid in advance. No on-site registrations or walk-ins available.

Arrive any time on Thursday. Activity will start happening around noon as the flute makers arrive to set up. If you get there before it all begins, have a look around, take a walk on the beach, find a place to play music.

Flute makers set up in Burton Lodge around noon-1pm. The Flute Bazaar begins.

Check in and room assignments will be ready around 2:00pm in Burton Lodge.

The first scheduled activity is dinner at 5:30pm.

5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Welcome (bring your flutes!)
8:00pm Playing session
9:00pm After hours jam
FRIDAY
7:45am Greet the sun – Tom Burg / Patty Bay
8:30am Breakfast
9:15am Full sessionCornell/Pam/Joe/Tim
10:30am Morning classes:
Group A – Pam/Joemain floor
Group B – Cornell/Tim lower floor
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Skills classes:
Pam – main floor: The Art of Didgeridoo
Tim – lower floor: Harnessing the Wind: Breath, Articulation, Embellishment
Joe – Thompson Cabin: Playing with Rhythm
Cornell – library: Building a Repertoire of Songs
3:00pm Music circles:
Pam & Timmain floor
Jefflower floor
JoeThompson Cabin
4:00pm Presentation:
Marina Nadir – Anthony Natividad: Innovative Master of Hawaiian Nose Flutes
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Tech / Specialty class
7:45pm Open Mic
9:00pm After hours jam
SATURDAY
7:45am Greet the sun – Tom/Patty
8:30am Breakfast
9:15am Full sessionCornell/Pam/Joe/Tim
10:30am Morning classes:
Group A – Cornell/Tim – main floor
Group B – Pam/Joe – lower floor
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Skills classes:
Pammain floor: The Art of Didgeridoo
Timlower floor: Harnessing the Wind
JoeThompson Cabin: Playing with Rhythm
Cornell – library: Building a Repertoire of Songs
3:00pm Topics classes:
Marty Dixon – lower floor: Basic Backing Tracks – Hands On
Patty Bay Thompson Cabin: Overcoming Performance Anxiety
4:00pm Private lessons, prepare for concert, or free time
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Participant concert
8:30pm Leaders concert
9:30pm After hours jam
SUNDAY
7:45am Greet the sun – Tom/Patty
8:30am Breakfast
9:15am Closing session
10:30am Pack, load, depart
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR NEXT YEAR – October 4-7, 2018