Class schedule

The 2018 schedule is not yet available. Below you can see our 2017 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
10:45am 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 Presentation:
Marina Nadir – Anthony Natividad: Innovative Master of Hawaiian Nose Flutes
4:00pm Music circles:
Pam & Timmain floor
Jefflower floor
JoeThompson Cabin
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
10:45am 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