Flute Maker & Performer
playing a Medium Size Flute tuned to the key of A and made from
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
a native Virginian. I was adopted at birth.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 late 1990's-2000,
my wife and I had a band here in Missouri. My oldest son, (Jeremy),
joined our 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. We were blessed with a miracle. We found out that
Jeremy's second son, Andrew, was a perfect match, as a bone marrow
donor. Because of that, Lucas is living a normal life today.
During this time,
Jeremy quite the band and 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 band practice, he brought
his Native American Flutes with him. 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. This changed our life
course, FOREVER. I became consumed with the passion to build
these amazing instruments. I would come home from work, every
night and build flutes in our garage. By September of 2001, I
quite my day job and we have been making flutes full-time ever
since. 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."
This week, April
2017, our friend Steve Bartha, passed away (way too young, in
my opinion). Below are links to Steve's Song. He created it,
he played, and he traded it to us for a flute. The title is:
"The Forest Dance".
Hear it on Sound
Hear it on Sound
(If you are listening with your cell phone)
is playing a large Drone
made from Zebrawood. Drones are flutes that have two voices.
You play your melody and the second voice accompanies you producing
a surreal experience.
to the Large Drone Flute ~ Key of G - Click