WrenSong Flutes

WrenSong Flutes — Big sound for smaller Hands.

Handcrafted in the Native American style of flute, WrenSong flutes are made from both kiln-dried wood and natural tree branches.  The tone of the two-chamber wood flute is one of the most relaxing tones you will ever hear.  My flutes are tuned to the pentatonic scale (mode 1-4) and are designed to be easy to learn to play and to play to “de-stress”

The flutes are easy to play in that they do not take a lot of wind from you — just enough to make a tone that can soothe.  The flutes are easy to play because they do not ask you to strain your fingers or shoulders in order to play them.  People with smaller hands, and often women, find my flutes easy to play.

As an award-winning flute maker, I’ve been making Native American style flutes for a little more than five years. Having made more than 300 flutes from many different woods, I find my favorite woods to work with are cherry, spalted hackberry, poplar and Eastern cedar. Many of my flutes have pyrography (wood burning) and or dyes to bring out the grain of the wood.  I enjoy experimenting with different textures and colors on the flutes.

Whether playing for meditation or for celebration, playing a WrenSong flute will lead you to less stress and gratitude.

You may also enjoy playing the flute with another instrument.  In particular, an instrument that is also easy-to-learn-to-play and an aid to meditation and de-stressing.  I also make kanteles and often play the flute with the kantele.  Here,  you can listen to flute and kantele duets.  The fact that WrenSong flutes can be played with other instruments tells you that they are concert-tuned.  This means they are tuned to pitch in  order to play well with other instruments.

Why WrenSong flutes? 

I play and test every flute I make.  I want the experience of playing one of my WrenSong flutes to be enjoyable.  I will play each of my flutes for as long as it takes to see how long before it “wets out.”  On some flutes, this will be more than an hour of continual playing.

When I play the flute outside, a Carolina wren will usually fly to a perch nearby.  It doesn’t take long before the wren starts to sing along with the flute.  I believe this is the wren giving its blessing to the notes that particular flute creates.  And of course, the WrenSong blessing is where I came up with the name for my flutes.  The Carolina wren is such a small bird yet has great volume.

If you would like to talk about a custom flute for you — as opposed to the flutes that are listed for sale in my in my Etsy store, please feel free to contact me via the contact form on this website.

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8 comments

  1. Richard Dehlinger · · Reply

    Always interested in branchn flutes as their range and clarity seems to fit my style. Please keep me informed when one of your creations becomes available. Now looking for G in branch. Already have the high C– mid F#–and A…

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    1. Will do. Will be working on some driftwood branches in a couple of weeks.

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  2. Richard Dehlinger · · Reply

    Sorry Judy–Had expected to see ore branch flutes in your line-up…or am I doing soething wrong in trying to access the branch division?? D

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    1. Hi Richard,
      I was traveling and typically don’t have things posted for sale when I am taking them. There isn’t a “branch division” for sales.

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  3. Richard Dehlinger · · Reply

    Looking for a source for ‘just birds–either with nor with out the channel whistle—

    at least 1 1/2″..
    d

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    1. Hi Richard,

      You’d likely be looking for custom designs from a flute maker. I’ll ask around, but you’d want to have an idea of what shape, wood, length and width. Most of us flute makers make birds specific to the flute. Not sure what “just birds” would be. A simple block of wood could do the trick for you if you just need something to test the flue etc. for a flute you are making.

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  4. Sounds to me like a man more interested in control than music.

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    1. Hi R,
      Well you may have identified a greater issue than just thinking about playable flutes. Fortunately, I just focus on making playable flutes! 🙂 I sent you an email.

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