Category Native American style flutes

Tom, playing an electronic flute with Deb on a low C wood Native American style flute.

Visiting Leesburg Flute Gathering

This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit the Leesburg Flute and Drum Gathering held in the Leesburg Center for the Arts. My friend Deb, who I’d met at Flute Haven a few years ago, has always been ready to pick up a flute and jam.  With Deb’s Leesburg friends and my Gainesville friends […]

Sandhill Cranes

Improvising Strategies for Am Native American Style Flute

The Native American style flute lends itself to improvising.  I remember meeting a man from Jacksonville, Florida who would climb out on his roof after work and decompress by “playing” the skyline.  Depending on where he looked, the skyline was different.  He said he’d never played the same thing twice using this way of improvising […]

Gainesville Flute Circle

Gainesville Flute Circle

It has been another successful year for the Gainesville Flute Circle.  Thanks to Jim Torrence for leading the monthly meetings and to all who joined in to play and share in a love of the music from the many styles of Native American flute. If you live in or near Gainesville and are interested in […]

Mary’s Song: Keep Looking Upward

My mother is in a Long Term Care facility, far away.  It takes me 3 days to drive up to see her and 3 days to drive back home where I build my WrenSong flutes.  When I go to see mom, I spend a couple of weeks in the city and visit her daily, for […]

GLAM 2017

GLAM Craft Show on Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Update: Dec. 5. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hi and/or made a purchase this year.  Glam was a great success.  Thanks to all!   The GLAM Craft Show – a gathering of Gainesville-area crafters and artisans – will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. GLAM will […]

SweetBerries poster for Artists' Holiday Cafe 2017

SweetBerries: Artists’ Holiday Café Dec. 2

Be sure to check out the GFAA Artists’ Holiday Café hosted by SweetBerries Eatery & Frozen Custard in Gainesville on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. My work will be in the patio area. I’ll be selling abstract wood art pieces and wood Christmas ornaments. If you are interested in adding music to your […]

Handmade wood holiday gifts

Now is the time to get started on your holiday shopping. I have a number of handcrafted wood items that can help you give special gifts to the special people on your list. Native American Style Flutes Give the gift of music with one of my Native American-style flutes. My flutes are designed to be easy […]