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 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
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
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."
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