Kevin Locke

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GENERAL ARTIST INFORMATION

Name:  Kevin Locke
Grade Level Preference: 5TH grade and higher
Geographic Availability: Statewide
Fee per-day: Negotiable
Email: booking.kevinlocke@gmail.com
Phone Number: 605.646.3993
Web site: http://kevinlocke.com

BIOGRAPHY

Kevin Locke (Tokeya Inajin is his Lakota name, meaning “The First to Arise”) is known throughout the world as a visionary Hoop Dancer, the preeminent player of the indigenous Northern Plains flute, a traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator.

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY 

Kevin is Lakota (Hunkpapa Band of Lakota Sioux) and Anishinabe.  It was from his mother; Patricia Locke, his uncle Abraham End-of-Horn, mentor Joe Rock Boy, and many other elders and relatives that Kevin received training in the values, traditions and language of his native culture for which he works tirelessly.  Kevin believes that by drawing upon, embracing, and celebrating our individual heritage we create a path to a vibrant global civilization.

SAMPLE RESIDENCY INFORMATION

Residency Title:  Indigenous N.American flute making / playing

Grade Level: 5th grade and higher

DESCRIPTION

Workshop sessions can include up to 30 - 40 students.

Each participant will make their own flute and learn to play basic songs.  Allow 2 - 21/2 hours for completion of each session.

These flutes are in the traditional tuning system and are also capable of playing ; chromatic, diatonic and two pentatonic scales.   The flutes are very versatile and are adaptable to any modern music curriculum.  A complete pedagogically sequenced curriculum guide is available.

SHORT LESSON PLAN

  • Introduction to the Indigenous N. American flute

  • Construction of flutes

  • Pedagogically sequenced instruction of flute playing; learning songs by ear, reading "tab" notation, breathing techniques.

Phone:
605-848-0550

Email:
booking.kevinlocke@gmail.com

Website:
http://kevinlocke.com

Artist Discipline: 

Music