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Expand Your Ears: with Irish Flute Player Shannon Heaton

If you get a tune in your ear and your heart first, it can be easy to find it in your fingers. Shannon will teach a simple Irish tune directly, demonstrate aspect of traditional wood flute style and of Irish culture, and how to apply the techniques of social, aural learning to other repertoire.

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Expand Your Ears: with Irish Flute Player Shannon Heaton

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Mar 13, 3:00 PM CDT

Zoom

About the Event

The Austin Flute Society presents “Expand Your Ears” with Irish Flutist Shannon Heaton, a virtual workshop taking place through Zoom on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 3 pm CST.

Members are also invited to tune into a free Irish music session livestream with Shannon the week before, for an early taste of the music in context. The Virtual Guided Session takes place Saturday March 5, 1-2pm Central/2pm EST 

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Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by learning about Irish culture through music! The Austin Flute Society is excited to host this interactive workshop with Shannon Heaton that will bring a new perspective to your flute playing. Shannon will teach a simple Irish tune directly, demonstrate aspects of traditional wood flute style and teach you how to apply the technique of social and aural learning to other repertoire.

This interactive and virtual workshop is FREE for AFS members and $10 for non-members. Register to receive access to the event and any recordings saved for member access afterwards!

Irish flute player Shannon Heaton was exposed to a variety of music traditions early on. By age 16, she’d lived in Nigeria, Thailand, and all over North America. Shannon received a flute degree from Northwestern University and a Diploma di Merito from Academia Chigiana in Siena, Italy. She eventually settled in her adopted home of Boston in 2001, where she was named 2016 Traditional Artist Fellow by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Shannon is a warm, entertaining performer and an empowering teacher. She excels at making Irish music relevant and accessible to a wide variety of audiences. She hosts the Irish Music Stories Podcast, performs in a duo with guitarist husband Matt Heaton  and has been bringing people together with her ShannonHeatonMusic YouTube channel since 2015. During pandemic days, this virtual community has come together for a weekly online music session on Saturdays 2pm Eastern.

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