Handcrafted in the Native American style of flute (the woodlands style), 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.