• Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Three historic flutes
  • Abstract Flute Player
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
 
 

About Flute Haven

Flute Haven Color Flier Flute Haven is a retreat for musicians of all levels of experience.

The main info about Flute Haven is on the Home page. This page provides some additional information on the Flute Haven program, and has pointers to some related resources.

Topics

We don't script our sessions — they evolve in-the-moment based on the needs and desires of those present. However, you can get a very good idea of the areas and topics covered by looking at:

Location

Flute Haven 2018 is located in West Chester, PA, about 25 minutes from historic Valley Forge, PA and one hour due West of Philadelphia.

Rainbow Cab airport shuttle provides transfers from the Philadelphia airport to the Holiday Inn in West Chester (current $48). We recommend taking an Uber to the Temenos retreat center (approx $20). Alternatively, you can use a Lyft from Philadelphia airport to Temenos, door-to-door ($55.85, last time we checked). You can call the Lyft after picking up your bags and they arrive in about 6 minutes. See also the detailed Travel Directions provided by Temenos.

See the Accommodations page for information on our retreat center, and the Dining page for details on the meals we offer.

Videos

Here is a photo-montage video from the 2012 & 2013 Flute Haven events, held in Valley Forge. The photos are mostly of performances done during the event. The music is a sampler of recordings made during the 2013 workshop by David Webb, Janalea Hoffman, and Lynn Saltiel:

… and here is a short, whimsical wordplay video on Flute Haven:

 

Lodging and Dining

Our retreat center provides on-site lodging and dining. See Temenos for lodging options and Dining for the on-site meal plan.

What to Bring

We encourage you to bring any and all musical instruments!

Of course, please bring any and all Native Flutes you would like to play. We often focus on the key of A minor because of our use of the Reference Flute, so keys that are consonant with A minor are ideal: low A minor or very high A minor flutes, as well as D minor and E minor. However, please bring any other keys you like as there will be ample work in other keys.

Also, please bring:

  • any percussion instruments you may have (drums, rattles, rain sticks, bells)
  • any other musical instruments you think are appropriate
  • a favorite piece of poetry

Scholarship Program

In an effort to make Flute Haven accessible to participants on a restricted budget, we have organized the event as a non-profit. This allows us to collect donations (which may be tax deductible to the donor), and place these in a scholarship pool.

Participants on a restricted budget may apply for discounts on the Flute Haven registration fee directly on the registration form. However, please note that we do not have sufficient funds to cover lodging expenses.

Please see the Registration Page for more information on scholarships.

Items for Sale or Trade

All participants at Flute Haven are welcome to share their creations and offer them to the group for sale or trade. Specifically:

  • If you join us as a participant at Flute Haven, you are free to offer your products for sale during the period of time for the program.
  • There is no fee for offering your products, but you must register in full for Flute Haven.
  • Space is limited at the retreat center. We will make a best effort to provide you with a table of sufficient size, but please be ready to work with us to share the limited space.
  • To comply with Federal law, you must display a sign that clearly states whether or not you are a Native American artist by the definitions in the IACA of 1990. If you are a Native American artist, you must indicate your tribal affiliation.
  • Be aware that you might need to re-locate your table at some point during the week.
  • Please indicate on your registration form if you plan on offering items for sale.

Reviews of Past Flute Haven Workshops

 

 

Flute Haven Schedule
 

Flute Haven Staff
 

What People Say about Flute Haven
 

Registration, Lodging, Payment Plans
 


Native Flute Handbook
 



Tracks from past participants:

 


Photo Galleries
 

Press Information
 

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Terry and Kathleen Duet at Flute Haven 2009


Boe Harris at the Flute Haven 2009 Closing Session


David Rogers at Flute Haven 2009



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