Native Flute – CMTE


Learn how to play the Native American style flute. This course includes playing and musical techniques you can use to create the music you want, plus some useful strategies for improvisation and creating musical connections with others.


This online CMTE course helps students learn to play the Native American flute, including; how to use a variety of techniques, apply ornamentation, improvise melodies and harmonies, and create various musical and non-musical relationships. See the LIST OF LESSONS for details and FREE samples.

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Prerequisites: None.

Course Length: Unlimited

Learning Objectives and CBMT Board Certification Domains (BCD):

> Learn about strategies and techniques for music improvisation. BCD II.A.5.o) To achieve therapeutic goals: improvise instrumental and vocally.

> Improvise music within at least four different styles. BCD Utilize a varied music repertoire (e.g., blues, classical, folk, jazz, pop) from a variety of cultures and subcultures.

> Play music in a variety of keys, modes, and chord progressions. BCD IV.B.3 Maintain and expand musical repertoire.

CMTE units: 4

Evaluation and Documentation:

Lessons include streaming video, audio, and other types of digital files. In order to move to subsequent lessons, participants are required to pass quizzes with a score of 75%. Lessons may be reviewed after failing to pass a quiz and quizzes may be taken multiple times, until passed. A record of progress (lessons and quizzes) is automatically maintained until the course is completed. Participants may leave a course and pick up where they left off at a later date. Certificates are issued upon completion of all course elements, including the course evaluation. Records of completed courses are sent to the CBMT on an annual or as-needed basis.

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Instructor: Kalani Das, MT-BC

Kalani_Das, MT-BC, Online CMTEKalani Das is a professional percussionist, educator, and music therapist at the Tierra del Sol Foundation and the Centre for Neuroskills. He is a respected and experienced author and teacher with numerous presentations at regional and national music therapy conferences. He is the author of, “The Way of Music – Creating Sound Connections in Music Therapy,” and a music therapy fieldwork supervisor for California State University Northridge. Kalani is co-creator of the Music Therapy Drumming curriculum and training programs.

The Native Flute Course is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for four (4) Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. ExpertCEU’s, Provider #P-142, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.