With Speaker, Author & Music Therapist
Christine Stevens

A 7-Module On-Demand Video Training

 
 
 

Discover seven flute scales from around the world that will help you celebrate life’s milestones, find resiliency through challenging times, connect with nature, further your spiritual path, and artfully express your soul’s calling.

 

All over the world, music provides healing and spiritual growth. It’s the magical soundtrack to many aspects of our lives.

In most cultures, there’s music for every occasion, from birth through death. There are songs for celebrations, religious rituals and ceremonies, seasons, time of day, and celebrating answered prayer.

It’s no surprise that playing and creating your own music has been used for centuries as a form of personal expression and spiritual growth.

No matter what is going on in the world around us, music reminds us that there’s always beauty and balance, harmony and wholeness, refuge and sanctuary.

This is your opportunity to enrich your soul by making music regardless of skills or aptitude.

When you join music therapist Christine Stevens for this 7-midule musical journey, you’ll learn to play the Native American style flute in both the traditional and scales from around the world for personal development, spiritual growth, connecting to nature, and so much more...

You don’t need to know how to read music or play the Native flute Christine will guide you to use the flute to express what’s inside you, removing any self-limiting blocks so your soul’s own music can shine through.

Along the way, you’ll discover that there are no wrong notes when playing the natural pentatonic scale.

In each module, you’ll explore a new scale from a different part of the world to help you connect with various aspects of yourself and the larger world. Each scale carries a unique quality and tone that awakens different emotions and energies within you.

There are bonus tracks for practicing improvisational playing each module and a simple song to learn that incorporates each module’s tonality. By changing one note, you will discover the greater sonic possibility within your flute.

In this 7-module course, you will learn the 7 hidden scales within the Native Flute you may not have known existed. By changing one note, you will access different cultures, sound healing traditions, and energetic states.

Imagine being able to play your flute to experience bliss, meditation, resilience, and gypsy spirit and balance the inward and outward states of life.

When you play the flute, you fall into heart-centered consciousness. It is a gift to immerse the soul in song its natural state.

From the traditional Native scale in both the lunar and solar modes to the Blues scale, from the medieval Lydian scale to the Byzantine scale, and from the ZEN temple scale of Japan to the blissful scale of Bali… you’ll explore how the tonality and notes of each of these scales make you feel down to your core. This is your golden opportunity for sonic expression without all the hard work.

As you learn these scales, you’ll discover the beauty that flows through us as what we play is a mirror of the world we wish to cultivate within.

As a long-time student of world culture and sound healing traditions, Christine brings you scales she has learned from her global travels into sacred sound traditions of Japan, Bali, New Orleans Blues and the Arabic World. She holds master’s degrees in both social work and music therapy and inspires people worldwide with her message that music promotes health, spirituality, wellness, and cross-cultural connection.

She’s played her flute for healing in the war zone of Iraq and disaster areas, including Hurricane Katrina and Middletown fires, battered women in shelters in Iraq, and refugee women living in El Cajon.

Now you can spend seven sessions with Christine, experiencing for yourself how the flute can help you connect with others, with nature, and with Spirit.

Get ready to discover how to use this magical instrument as a joyous vehicle for self-expression and spiritual growth!

 

Putting Your Intention Into Song

Awakening the Soul and Quieting the Mind

How Modulation of the Flute Leads to Healing

 
 

During this 7-module musical journey with Christine, you’ll:

  • Learn 7 easy scales on the Native flute designed to help you express your soul’s unique voice
  • Connect with various aspects of yourself through the unique tonality and notes of different scales
  • Explore cross-cultural connections with other flute players and flute music from around the world
  • Tap into the healing power of the blues a form of African-American musical improvisation
  • Discover the mystical sound of the Lydian mode, an expression of enchantment
  • Embody the principle of resilience through playing with the Redwood forest as you discover the Mode 4 scale
  • Learn the Byzantine 5-note simple scale and transport yourself to Arabic sound with one simple, new note
  • Learn the 5-note Zen temple - Miyako-Bushi scale from Japan and play each note as a meditation practice, accompanied by singing bowls and nature sounds
  • Discover the blissful energy of the Balinese 5-note scale and explore this unique scale with 2 fundamentals, a metaphor of heaven and earth
  • Deepen your soul journey through discovering new tones and notes in each scale
  • Artfully and playfully express your soul’s calling through the Native flute
  • And much more…
 

What You’ll Discover in These 7 Modules

In this 7-part transformational intensive, Christine will guide you through the fundamental skills and competencies you’ll need to artfully express your soul’s calling through the Native flute, play musical scales from around the world, and further your spiritual journey through global flute music.

Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to artfully express your soul’s calling through the Native flute… gain confidence playing musical scales from around the world… and further your spiritual journey through global flute music.

Module 1: The Grounded Soul Lunar & Solar Scales

 

As soul players of the Native flute, we receive many benefits from playing the traditional scale, which resonates with the Earth.

From healing breathwork to spiritual connection, the beauty that flows through us as we play is a mirror of the world we wish to cultivate within.

The Native flute speaks to the upper world where both sun and moon reside in the palace of sky.

In this balance of light and dark, brightening and deepening, we begin our exploration of soul playing in this experiential course.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Explore how to use flute scales as a tool for improvisational playing, flute mastery, and soul expression
  • Invoke the nature principles of lunar and solar energy
  • Discover the fundamental note of each scale
  • Practice a song in the solar and lunar modes
  • Experience the practice of dancing scales, a tool to turn scales into song
 

Module 2: The Cry of the Soul The Blues Scale

 

The Cry of the Soul demands to be heard. It is the voice the goddess Innana heard deep in the underworld that led her on a hero's journey to becoming the queen of heaven and earth.

What is your soul hungry for? How does music feed your soul? How can we bring forth that longing sound that validates the dark times of the soul? We experience the alchemy of turning pain into song when we play the blues.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Add 1 new note to the scale and experience the alchemy of the blues scale
  • Discover the notes between the notes, like a blues singer 
  • Set an intention by choosing a deep or shadow (hidden) emotion to express and release through the flute 
  • Learn a simple song in the blues scale 
  • Tap into the history of jazz and blues, one of the oldest American and African-American forms of improv 
  • Experience the shuffle rhythm of the blues
 

Module 3: Your Enchanted Soul The Lydian Mode

 

Imagine yourself in a misty forest covered in moss, with the sound of streams and birds. Light plays on the mist, revealing windows of nature’s beauty. As the fog rises, you become the voice of the magic and mystery that lives in the magic hour of dawn and dusk.

By adding one simple note to the traditional scale, we transform the tamber and tonality of the flute to evoke an ear of curiosity and something new to explore within yourself.

When you play this scale with your flute, you’re a magical being, a force of enchantment.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Discover the new sound of the Lydian mode, an expression of enchantment
  • Learn a song in the Lydian Scale to express your mystical self
  • Add a simple embellishment to the song that matches this scale
  • Deepen your connection to the flute through this magical scale
 

Module 4: The Resilient Soul Playing in Mode 4

 

There’s a scale that begins in the middle of the flute, and it represents the balance of above and below, like the crown and the roots of the redwood trees.

These trees are known for their resilience and ability to withstand fire, and they demand a scale that matches their gift in the forest.

When we play in Mode 4, we break through the need to cover the third hole or use a strap.

With all the notes open, you’ll experience the breakthrough of resurrecting an entirely different song through your flute.

Like discovering a resilient part of yourself (that you hadn’t realized was there) during hard times, this scale resides within the flute without us knowing its full power… until we play it.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn a simple song in Mode 4 to revive and expand your soul
  • Remove the strap, opening the flute to a whole new sonic experience
  • Embody the principle of resilience through playing with the Redwood forest
  • Discover a whole second flute inside your flute that extends the reach of the flute above and below using the fourth fundamental
 

Module 5: Your Gypsy Soul Byzantine Scale & Syncopated Rhythm

 

If the flutes of the world could talk to each other, the Byzantine scale would likely include the exotic dialect of this scale played to syncopated rhythms.

In the Arab world, this scale might accompany the poems of Rumi and Hafiz, the swirling rhythms of the Sufis, and the sounds of freedom in the Arab spring.

When you listen to this scale, your soul comes alive as it hears the sacred geometry that tamed snakes and spoke to the creepy crawlers.

With only one note change, a whole new tonality emerges as we travel the Silk Road of cross-cultural harmony and appreciation.

This module will take your playing to a global scale.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn the Byzantine 5-note simple scale
  • Transport yourself to Arabic sound with one simple, new note
  • Improvise within this scale to syncopated, energetic rhythms
  • Practice call-and-response in rhythmic phrases, using tonguing patterns, as this scale is as much about rhythm as it is about notes
  • Explore how to use mini-trills to embellish this scale
 

Module 6: Your Zen Soul The Temple Scale of Japan

 

In the tradition of the shakuhachi, a Japanese flute played by monks in Zen temples from Kyoto to Kamakura where Japanese temples have survived as living treasures the ego-less style of this scale will quiet your mind.

Played slowly in a meditative style, each note emerges as if it were a scroll on the altar a kanji character or a haiku in honor of nature’s beauty.

This 5-note scale is all about elimination. Less is more. Notes are removed to create space, which is the hallmark of Zen Buddhism.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn the 5-note Miyako-Bushi scale
  • Feel the power of elimination leaving space between your notes
  • Discover a meditative style of playing dancing scales using the 3-note method
  • Play each note as a meditation practice, accompanied by singing bowls and nature sounds
 

Module 7: Your Blissful Soul The Devotional Scale of Bali

 

The traditional flute of Bali is called the suling, which is made from bamboo. It only has four holes, which is all that’s needed to play this 5-note scale.

Christine has translated this scale to the Native American flute based on her travels to this shamanic Hindu Buddhist culture.

What makes this scale a pathway to bliss is its unique tonality of major sounds. Notes that would normally create tension somehow sound resplendent instead.

The scale is cheerful and is used in ceremonies for dancing, making offerings, celebrating the protector spirits… and all things that feed the soul.

And now, you’ll become part of this sound stream, connecting to a culture that believes that heaven is on Earth.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn a new way to play the dancing scale with unresolved ending tones
  • Discover the blissful energy of the Balinese 5-note scale
  • Explore this unique scale with 2 fundamentals, a metaphor of heaven and Earth
  • Play a call-and-response with the neverending quality of endings
  • Feel the power of devotion as we honor the gods of nature and all traditions
 
 
 
 

The Musical Magic Bonus Collection

In addition to Christine’s transformative 7-module virtual course, you’ll receive these special bonuses to complement the course and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

 

The Inspiring Power of Flute Healing
PDF of 20 Poems from Christine Stevens

Explore and enjoy over 20 poems written by Christine. As you read the enlivening ballads, you’ll be invited to reflect upon the beauty, resilience, and inspiration of flute playing. These poems were inspired by Christine’s journey of playing her flute for healing in war zones and disaster areas, for battered women and witnesses of genocide, for surviviors of fires and hurricanes, and much more.

 

Play-Along Rhythm Package
Audio Download of 9 Background Tracks

Neuroscience has found that improvising music in the moment without trying to read musical notation yields many neurological benefits. These nine tracks feature rhythms to support improvising with all the scales in the course. They were recorded in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, using traditional instruments, including hand drums and rattles.

 

The Foundations of Flute Playing
PDF Workbook of Flute-Playing Fundamentals & Inspiration

This workbook shares the basics of flute playing in an engaging, inspiring format with plenty of space for insights along the path of the flute. Discover the scales written in notation and pictorial flute finger positions, and songs written in NAF TAB notation. Plus, you’ll be invited to respond to 14 journaling questions for self-reflection along the way.

 
 
 

What Graduates of Christine’s Courses Are Saying…

 

Sara Benveniste: “I Love Christine’s Passion and Enthusiasm”

Julie Lusk: “Christine Really Poured Her Heart and Soul Out Into All of Us”

 
“Christine is a wonderful teacher, especially for those who are beginning or stalled out in their flute journey.”

Christine is a wonderful teacher, especially for those who are beginning or stalled out in their flute journey. She gives many ways to get out of your head and just play for the fun of it.
Mary S., Lakewood, Colorado

“I have gained in skill and confidence and have experienced a real sense of peace and joy playing my flute.”

Christine's flute courses have brought me a true sense of community. I have gained in skill and confidence and have experienced a real sense of peace and joy playing my flute. I am impressed with the talent and compassionate nature of Ms. Stevens’ presentations.
Cooper Gallegos, Placitas, New Mexico

“Christine made learning to play less intimidating and allowed me to make a heart connection with the instrument.”

This course added joy to my life during a time of isolation and loss of connection with friends and family during the pandemic. Christine made learning to play less intimidating and allowed me to make a heart connection with the instrument. Sometimes my only audience was the backyard birds and squirrels. My husband now looks forward to hearing me play.
Denyse, Falls Church, Virginia

“I now have a way to truly express myself through an instrument in ways in which words can only aspire.”

This course has been a continuation of the amazing journey I’ve had since the very first class with Christine through The Shift Network. I now have a way to truly express myself through an instrument in ways in which words can only aspire. It has been and continues to be a deeply healing experience for me to trust that bearing my soul in this way not only benefits me, but also allows others to truly see me. When we share ourselves in this way, it benefits us all.
Karen H., Asheville, North Carolina

“Christine is deeply passionate and knowledgeable, and it is contagious.”

The calling comes and if you respond and open to this opportunity it will change you forever. Christine is deeply passionate and knowledgeable, and it is contagious. Her deep reverence for her journey, teachers, and spirit are integrated with such a cheerful energy you have no choice but to dive right in. No experience is necessary to open your heart to this beautiful experience. I have connected to something so much deeper than anything I could learn from a course. Thanks to Christine and her passion to connect us all with our heart song.
Lisa St. Pierre, Ontario, Canada

“I enjoyed Christine's exuberance and enthusiasm.”

I enjoyed Christine's exuberance and enthusiasm. She got me to play my flute every day for the last seven weeks. I even got a new Native American flute. I plan to review all the materials. She is very generous in the sharing of her resources. The course increased my enthusiasm in pursuing my other musical interests, i.e. playing my trombone.
John Stone Malden, Massachusetts

“This music is medicine for my soul and beauty and blessing I can share with others.”

This music is medicine for my soul and beauty and blessing I can share with others. It is a beautiful meditation practice and a path to befriend my emotions in the good times and the grief times.
Lindy Burnham, Fort Collins, Colorado

“I highly recommend Christine Stevens flute courses at The Shift Network.”

I highly recommend Christine Stevens flute courses at The Shift Network. She is an experienced flute player and good teacher who integrates well the spirituality of flute playing, helping us to become more whole, freer flute players.
Laura Kiley, Bradenton, Florida

“... extraordinarily inspirational and healing for mind, body, and spirit…”

This course with The Shift Network and Christine Stevens was extraordinarily inspirational and healing for mind, body, and spirit to myself and in turn the world! Loved it!
Barbara Goddard, Rockport, Massachusetts

“I feel freer in playing the flute, more expressive.”

I feel freer in playing the flute, more expressive. Christine's method of teaching made “practice” more fun and various techniques are making their way into my playing. It sort of switched my learning gears and it feels easier to learn, play flute, and certainly to improvise.
Mary S, Denver, Colorado

 

Here’s What You’ll Receive

 
 
 
Seven 90-Minute Class Sessions With Christine Stevens
 

Experience a unique opportunity to learn from speaker, author, and music therapist Christine Stevens from the comfort of your own home. Each class includes a streaming video option and guides you to discover specific skills and abilities to artfully express your soul’s calling through the Native flute, play musical scales from around the world, and further your spiritual journey.

 
Seven Transcripts of Class Sessions
 

In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.

 
 
Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
 

Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each lesson.

 
 
The Musical Magic Bonus Collection
 
  • The Inspiring Power of Flute Healing
    PDF of 20 Poems from Christine Stevens
  • The Play-Along Rhythm Package
    Audio Download of 9 Background Tracks
  • The Foundations of Flute Playing
    PDF Workbook of Flute Playing Fundamentals & Inspiration
 

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the 7 Scales for the Native American Flute to Create Joy, Musical Magic & Spiritual Growth Online Training

 

We feel honored that Christine Stevens has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive online training. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a speaker, author, and music therapist whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.

If you’re serious about furthering your spiritual journey through music, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.

If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.

 
 
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Your Satisfaction Is 100% Guaranteed!

Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! If you don’t absolutely LOVE 7 Scales for the Native American Flute to Create Joy, Musical Magic & Spiritual Growth or don’t feel that it meets your needs please submit your refund request form 2 weeks from your date of purchase and we’ll happily issue qualifying customers a refund.

 

More Praise for Christine Stevens…

 
“Christine guides groups to the secret world of the rhythmic arts.”

Mickey Hart, Grammy award-winning drummer for the Grateful Dead, and author of Drumming at the Edge of Magic

 
“The power of her work is reflected in the brightness of her spirit.”

Christine Stevens’ work is truly brilliant. I love how she teaches drumming rhythms. The power of her work is reflected in the brightness of her spirit.
Sandra Ingerman, author of 12 books, including The Book of Ceremony

 
“She is an instrument of global peace on the planet.”

Christine’s work is anointed with the kiss of heaven’s inspiration, celebration, and joy. She is an instrument of global peace on the planet.
Michael B. Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberationand founder of Agape International Spiritual Center

 
“Christine Stevens is a magical sage of sound healing.”

Christine Stevens is a magical sage of sound healing. She is a “bridger of worlds” with a deep sense of what matters most. She brings healing home for the Soul.
Dr. Sue Morter, founder of the Morter Institute for BioEnergetics and author of The Energy Codes

 
“With deep wisdom and connection, Christine Stevens is a master of the heart and healing rhythm.”

Master Mingtong Gu, Qigong master, speaker, healer, and founder of The Chi Center

 
“Christine can show you how music and drumming can become part of your daily routine for spirituality and health.”

Joan Borysenko, PhD, author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

 
“Christine Stevens can introduce you to the magic, fun, and healing power of drumming. I recommend it.”

Dr. Andrew Weil, author of Healthy Aging

 
 

About Christine Stevens

Christine Stevens is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, drummer, and music therapist. Holding master’s degrees in social work and music therapy, Christine inspires people all over the world with her message that music promotes holistic health, spirituality, and wellness. Christine is the author of Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit, and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles book and DVD. She’s recorded three play-along albums: Reviving Rhythms, Drumming Up Spirit, and Drumming Up Diva. A leader in the music and wellness movement, Christine also serves on the editorial board of Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing.

Christine is the founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, which offers training programs and global online courses. She’s trained facilitators and led workshops around the world, including in Iraq, Hong Kong, Brazil, South Africa, Japan, and Western Europe. Through Remo, the world’s largest drum company, Christine co-created the HealthRHYTHMS evidence-based group drumming protocol, which is used in schools, medical centers, and veterans hospitals worldwide.

Christine’s work in Iraq was featured in the book and DVD Discover the Gift. Televised media credits include PBS, NBC, KABC-Los Angeles, KTLA Los Angeles, Tournament of Roses Parade, London Tonight, Living Better TV, Discovery Health, and Hong Kong News. As a contributing writer, Christine’s work has been featured in Fitness magazine, Spirituality & Health, Body & Soul, Fast Company, First for Women magazine, The Oriental News, The Christian Science Monitor, U.S. News & World Report, Yogi Times, and Natural Beauty and Health.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: What is your refund policy?
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