Hémon Pan Flute Method

“When I rediscovered the pan flute in 1964, there was still nothing to be found in writing nor was there a method.”

From 1964, Sedje Hémon developed a theory and method to teach the pan flute, published the book Anyone can play the pan flute (1977) and wrote several other related publications. She was fascinated by the musical and educational potential of the pan flute. In 1977 she formed a pan flute teacher-training school in her studio residence in The Hague, where she also had an on-site pan flute production line. With the strong support and recommendation of concert pianist Shura Cherkassky, the school was officially declared by the Dutch Ministry of Education and Science in 1977. It was the first pan flute school in the Netherlands.