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GREETINGS from Jerry Fretwell
Your Flute Maker



PHOTO:
Jerry Fretwell
Flute Maker & Performer
He is playing a Medium Size Flute tuned to the key of A and made from Aromatic Cedar.

Click Here - Listen to the Medium Size Flute ~ Key of A

"Thank You for taking the time to invite me into your day. Music is an ancient way to alter our consciousness and communicate with all our relations. It is used for meditation, healing, and therapy. The flute is always a spiritual experience for both me, the maker, and you the player. The flute is more than a wooden musical instrument. To play the flute, you must breathe with the flute. I've had people say it's just like Yoga. I am honored that my path has led me to be a maker of these wonderful instruments. I would love the opportunity to create a flute for you.

About My Introduction to Making Flutes

I am a native Virginian. I was born in Roanoke, VA. I was adopted at birth. My adopted mother told me that she met my birth mother several times and that she was eastern cherokee. I have tried to access the adoption records, to no avail. I am not a member of a federally-recognized Indian tribe. I am of cherokee descent.

I always felt like I didn't quite fit in. I turned to music at an early age. I began playing bass, guitar, and harmonica. I played on the road, nationally throughout the US during the 70's.

I have always had a passion for working with wood. I've built custom cabinets, collapsible drum stages and speaker cabinets. In the 90's my oldest son joined the band and we were ready to go back on the road again with our music. Then tragedy struck , Jeremy's son, Lucas, was diagnosed with Leukemia. Life stopped. We put everything on hold and waited. In the following year we were blessed with a miracle. We found out that Jeremy's second son, Andrew, was a perfect match bone marrow donor and, now, my grandson is better. He's living a normal life today.

It's funny how life sometimes guides you in different directions. During this time we still had band contracts to fill. Numerous personnel changes in the band led us to a guitar player by the name of Steve Bartha. The second practice he brought his Native American Flutes.

For me, it was love at first sound. I knew this was my calling. It was a perfect match between my musical gift and my wood working gift.

Now, years later, from our home and workshop in the peaceful woods by the spectacular Stockton Lake in Missouri, we make and sell flutes all over the world."

Playing A Drone Flute


PHOTO:
Jerry is playing a large Drone Flute made from Zebrawood. Drones are flutes that have two voices. You play your melody and the second voice accompanies you producing a surreal experience.

Listen to the Large Drone Flute ~ Key of G -
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GREETINGS from Lisa Fretwell
Leather Bag Maker

Lisa Fretwell of Fretwell Flutes 
 

My two greatest joys are: Teaching someone to play flute and knowing that my music has touched someone.

Whether you play Native American Flute or listen to the flute, my goal is to have you experience flying. For me, playing the flute lets me fly. Listen to our recent CD entitled Glidin' in the Updraft and you'll feel what I mean by flying.

Music has played a tremendous role all throughout my life. All of my memories are attached to whatever song I was listening to at the time. The songs I write are inspired by my personal experiences. For instance: Myanmar Terra, off of our 3rd CD was written because of the way I felt when viewing the video's of the devastation in Myanmar(Burma).

My grandfather was adopted into the Assiniboin Tribe, but I am not a member of a federally-recognized tribe.

Dream BIG, Live FULLY,

Lisa Fretwell

~ Makin' Music to Sleep by ~


 




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FYI

The Native American Flute is the only melodic wind instrument belonging to the People of this continent and the only instrument indigenous exclusively to the United States.

The Native American flute, while not common among all Nations, did indeed stretch from the west to the east. “Indian Love Flutes” have always been an important part of Native American culture.

Indian flutes are known for being made from aromatic cedar and other woods indigenous to the area that they were made in.

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Lisa's Grandfather
Chief Eagle Friend

Chief Eagle Friend
Assiniboin Tribe
 

You have within
you the power and all things necessary to do what you have been called to do.

What have you been called to do?




 

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FLUTES FOR RECORDING ARTISTS

Roger and Esther Subirana 

 
Roger and Esther Subirana
 

"Apreciated Jerry and Lisa,

THANKS! I have no words for your treasure. I feel like a child!!. The flute sounds like heaven!! Today arrive at home.
I attached the picture that we just did. She is Esther my wife and singer. ...I hope that you understand my poor english, jajaja... I will try to rec something interesting with your/our winded treasure.

With our heart.

Roger and Esther."

~~Roger Subirana
Internet Customer
Barcelona, Spain


 



FLUTES FOR LIVE PERFORMERS


The Venice Boardwalk Jam Band
with Karen Sperling playing her Fretwell Flutes.

Fretwell Flutes - Venice Beach Boardwalk 
 
FREE ** LIVE MUSIC
WHO: The Venice Boardwalk Jam Band
WHERE: Venice, California U.S.A.
Located at corner of Dudley in front of Candle Cafe n Venice Bistro Bar
WHEN: Every Sunday, 11am-5pm

 


COMPLEMENTARY FLUTES FOR GROUPS


Tsalagi Flute Youth Ensemble
Tahlequah, OK

Tsalagi Flute Youth Ensemble 
We are proud to be sponsors of the Talequah Native American Flute Circle and the Tsalagi Flute Youth Ensemble located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. In the picture above, they are playing the special flutes we built for them. They are tuned to the same pitch (Key of C) and play in perfect harmony with each other..

Listen to complementary flutes. Click Here

 



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If this is your first flute, look at the size of their hands holding their flute. Look at how far they stretch their fingers to play the flute. This will help you decide which size flute is best for you.

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 Poison PVC We do not use PVC.
Do not purchase a flute made from PVC.
PVC is a hazard to your health.
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