How did I become enchanted by Native American Style Flutes?
It began in South Korea.
The early days of my life in South Korea had many challenges, with very few friends to talk to, a new language to grapple with, and a sketchy job as an English language teacher, I often felt lost and isolated.
One day a new friend of mine, Tim Sorenson, introduced me to the album The Indian Road: The Best of Native American Flute Music. I felt an instant absorption into the music. With the soft haunting tones and melodies, my emotional woes were quelled for a time.
Through the Seoul Subway I’d roam, listening to the sounds of Mary Youngblood and Laurence Laughing. I was captivated by the sound and I found a sanctuary in this new music.
It wasn’t until a few years later that I bought my first Native American Flute over the internet. The package arrived and I went straight to the echoes of my bathroom to play.
And I’ve never stopped. That flute traveled with me through Japan and India, and its sounds instilled in me a new way of being.
In time I began to wonder how I could learn the craft of the flute. I needed a teacher, so I searched for Native American Flute Makers….