During this flute building workshop you will be learning how to make your own Native American style flute.
We will start with a pre-made square flute blank, then we will be making the sound hole (splitting edge) and channel, rounding the blank, carving a totem, adjusting the key, adding the holes and tuning each, decorating the flutes, and discussing the history, culture, and playing techniques.
This class usually takes around 6-7 hours to complete, and you will be birthing your own custom flute by the end of the class.
We try to refrain from using any power tools in this process. Please be prepared to use files, hand drills, sand paper and fire to create your flute. This workshop takes many hours of hand labor to complete.
The process during flute building workshop:
- rounding the blank
- creating sound hole (splitting edge) and channel
- adjusting the tuning
- adding the holes and tuning each
- discussions history & culture
- playing techniques
Cost & Materials: cost includes all materials for creating your own flute around 18″ long or less. All other materials will be provided and are included in the price of the workshop. There will ne an hour long lunch break, please pack a lunch or visit Lakemont for lunch. I provide water, tea, or coffee during the workshop.
December 16th 2023
10:30am – 5pm
Ask about our personal instrument building classes, for those interested in having one-on-one learning environments.