In 2002, my wife and I were celebrating our anniversary in a small town called Julian, CA (near San Diego), we walked around the local shops. There was a shop with Indian goods displayed, this caught my eye and we went inside. There was one display that particularly caught my interest. It was the one with several native American style flutes. The store owner noticed my interest and said “try one out” so I picked one from the display, It was a beautiful flute made of cedar in the key of F#, as I played it I could hear the haunting and mystical sound it produced... I was moved and I felt inside me... the need to pursue this instrument more. I began to read books, purchase native American music cd's and obtain as much information I could from the Internet, It wasn't much longer before I felt I needed to learn to play the Native American Flute.
Even though it is difficult to part with the flutes, I knew in my heart that people would enjoy them the same way that I do!
I am of Cherokee descent but am not associated with a tribe or clan, I cannot make Native American Flutes. But I do consider myself a Native American, being born and raised in this blessed country. I create my Native American Style flutes out of the love for the traditions of our nations ancestors, and for the music they inspired, and the instruments they created.
I look forward to creating one for you! -Dave