Jessica Valiente, Flutist
Global Flutes Program
In this program, Jessica Valiente presents indigenous, traditional and historical flutes from around the world. She performs on more than 30 flutes from over a dozen world cultures, and often includes folk songs and storytelling. The program generally includes Native American flutes, quena, sikus, shakuhachi, dizi, xiao, Irish whistles, Cuban flute, and Brazilian pifano, but there are many more. This program is suitable for libraries, flute fairs and conferences, classrooms, and lecture halls. The content is adaptable for audiences of every age and level of experience, from young children and general audiences to graduate students in flute or ethnomusicology.
Jessica Valiente teaches flute, recorder, and Native American flutes to children, novices, adult amateurs, conservatory-bound high school students, and professional woodwind doublers.
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Dr. Jessica Valiente has taught flute at Brooklyn College and at Montclair State University, and is currently on the flute faculty of The New School Jazz and Contemporary Music department in New York City. She has taught lecture subjects in the areas of music history and ethnomusicology Mercy College, University of Bridgeport, John Jay College, Baruch College, and New School University. She has maintained a private lessons studio, teaching flutes and recorders for over thirty years, and has recently added Native American flutes and other traditional flutes to her studio lessons. She presents concert-lectures on traditional and indigenous flutes from around the world in her Global Flutes program, and performs interactive music programs for children with her family's children's music band, The Blue Potatoes.
Music for Children
Jessica Valiente and her family perform in a unique band called The Blue Potatoes. They are an innovative group in the world of children's music, playing folk, rock, and world music for kids and their families. Their programs include interactive, hands-on experience with real musical instruments, and participatory songs and games that get everyone on their feet and having fun.