WrenSong Flutes

WrenSong Flutes & Kanteles

Making WrenSong flutes was a dream achieved. Making musical instruments from a branch or from kiln-dried wood was a wonderful journey for more than 12 years.

Currently I am taking a break from making and selling musical instruments and am engaged in painting in oils and watercolors.  Whether still lifes or plein air painting, I find the journey rewarding and inspiring.  As creating art can be.

About WrenSong Flutes:   The flutes were made in the Native American style of flute (the woodlands style),  from both kiln-dried wood and natural tree branches.  The tone of the two-chamber wood flute is one of the most relaxing tones.  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”.

As an award-winning flute maker, I’ve been making Native American style flutes I’ve made hundreds of flutes from many different woods.  My favorite woods are cherry, butternut, poplar and Eastern cedar.

Whether playing for meditation or for celebration, playing a WrenSong flute can lead you to better breathing, less stress and more 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 made 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 such as ukulele, guitar, mandolin and harp 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.

As of January 2022, I still play my flutes outside for myself and the wrens.  But I am not currently selling any flutes. Thank you for your interest.  If you are interested in my paintings, they may be found at judyrobinson.art

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8 comments

  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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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