Playing the Native American Flute

"To describe the sound of this flute is beyond words. I feel immersed in the sound of spirit."



Jay Kimball

Class Time

By appointment, at a time that best meets your needs.


Trade or sliding scale.


Flutes will be supplied for class and practice. Teaching is one-on-one.

The sweet acoustics of the hall and wonderful water view provide a unique and inspiring learning environment.

Contact Information

For more information,
call Jay 376-5640.

The sound of the Native American cedar flute is uniquely beautiful, haunting, and inspiring. In this class, you will gain a natural feel for playing the flute, expressing your heart, and listening deeply.

You will be playing on fine Lakota courting flutes made by Ken Light of Arlee, Montana. The sound is fluid, natural and very sweet.

The teaching style is gentle, fun and affirmative. You will not need to read music. It is mostly listening deeply and playing sensitively, from your heart. You will learn the Lakota scale, fingering technique, blowing technique, using tremolo to sweeten your sound, playing by ear, playing with rhythm, improvisational style, using chant to guide playing nuance, and observing nature and creating song from what you observe. You will develop a style and sound that is uniquely yours.

Jay has been playing Lakota flute for over 15 years. He is a student of R. Carlos Nakai. He has composed music for and performed with a number of modern and world dance groups around the US.