by Elaine Whitman
"The sign in the Salt Lake City Public Library read "Make Your Own Native American Flute: One-Week Class by Master Flute-Maker Bill Hughes." I was intrigued. I had been playing the NAF for six years, and loved the easy free-form improvisation of the instrument; so different from the classical silver flute I had studied so seriously when I was in my teens. I registered for the class"... Read on: Download NAF
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Author Bio: Elaine Whitman started to play the classical flute when she was nine years old and studied with virtuoso Julius Baker when she was in high school. When she got to Boston University, Elaine took a new direction in life that led to becoming a professional educator –– first as an elementary school teacher and then as a consultant to business and industry. This was followed by using her talents as as writer and speaker in the field of domestic violence awareness. She began playing the Native American Flute in 1998. In her so-called retirement years, she expresses herself creatively with music and photography. She brings her music into hospice and poetry recitals with her husband, Neal, who took up poetry in his retirement. Together they create haiga – her photographs combined with his haiku poems. Elaine and Neal met getting their Doctor of Education degrees at Columbia University's Teachers College and, on May 20, 2011, celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary.