From the 26th June to 3rd July, I will writing a daily blog series at the Pender Island Flute Retreat 2016 (look for “PIFR Blog”). This is a summer course organised by Canadian flautist Gwen Klassen with an impressive international faculty. There will be flute master classes given by William Bennett, who celebrated his 80th birthday this year and 60 years of the finest flute playing. Lorna McGhee, principal flute of the Pittsburgh Symphony and faculty at Carnegie Mellon, will give technique classes and masterclasses. A series of workshops entitled “Mindful Musician” will be given by Gwen and Wayne McNab, a Reiki master. Heather Campbell, a facilitator of self-healing and human development will give a series of workshops throughout the week. There will be Alexander Technique workshops with Gabriella Minnes-Brandes, who will also assist Lorna McGhee’s masterclasses, giving a unique approach to the study of our instrument.
The retreat ends with a faculty recital on Saturday 2nd July at 1pm, held at the Pender Island Community Hall.
I will be writing about the classes as well as interviewing various participants and faculty.
If you want to get the latest information, pictures and videos from the retreat, look for the hashtag #pifr2016 and please make sure to follow, like and share PIFR at the following places:
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Thanks for reading and Happy Fluting!