Redbird Flutes came into being as a result of my addiction to the Native American Flute and the high prices charged by most commercial flute makers. I constantly wanted more flutes in different keys, and as I’m not independently wealthy, I decided to learn to build my own. After some instruction from an experienced flute maker (Bob Willasch) and some experimentation, I learned to make flutes; and when they began to sound as good (or better) than some of the higher-priced flutes I had purchased, I realized that more expensive doesn’t necessarily mean better.
I resolved to offer a quality instrument at a very reasonable price. I do this because I love the Native American Flute and I want others to be able to affordably enjoy this almost magical musical instrument. I use good woods; I tune using a high precision computerized tuning program, and I care about my work – I won’t sell an instrument I wouldn’t be willing to buy myself. It’s as simple as that.