Cotee River Flute Circle Welcomes YOU!
We are a Flute Circle located in New Port Richey Florida. The inspiration for the Flute Circle began when the flute journeys of cofounders Pam Casey and Rick Harrison crossed by chance. We began meeting in 2010 and are building a community of people who share the love of the Native American Flute. Whether you are a player, want to be a player, just enjoy the peaceful sounds of this traditional American instrument, or want to learn about the Native American flute we have a place for you.
Anyone can learning to play the native American flute as no musical experience is required. You don't even have to learn to read music as the sounds flow from within our spirit. Leaning the instrument is a journey and each of us walks a different path as we follow our individual journey. At the Cotee River Flute Circle we come together to share our journeys and learn from each other.
Every flute player travels a similar path. At first we are eager to learn and play. With time, we become frustrated as we try to get just the right sound or learn our favorite song. If left alone, we can get lost and maybe even give up our journey. That is where a flute circle such as ours helps. We provide a venue in which people who are interested in the Native American flute can gather and share our talents and experiences with one another. It is this gathering in which we can help one another musically, spiritually, and educationally.
Come Join Us!
We are currently meeting on the first Saturday of the month at the New Port Richey Library.
Visit our sister Flute Circle in Henery Illinois
Our name is derived from the Pithlachascotee River. A quaint little river that meanders through western Pasco County (New Port Richey) Florida. Often called the Cotee or, tongue-in-cheek, "Cootie" River, is a blackwater river that meanders 20 miles through Pasco County into the Gulf of Mexico. The whole word signifies the place where canoes were chopped or dug out and is also referred to as the "Boat Building River". The Seminole used canoes dug out of cypress trunks. The name is derived from the Creek pithlo (canoe), and chaskita (to chop out).