I feel that music has the great potential for bridging gaps between cultures and peoples. Whether my presentation takes place in a school, private gathering, or small or large public venue, I use music and instruments to try to inspire laughter, understanding, and an awareness of the sacredness of every person. I play my own music on flutes that I make using only hand-tools and fire, keeping my Native American traditions. I also play two other instruments from strong spiritual traditions, the didjeridu, an Australian Aboriginal wood tube instrument, and the mbira, an instrument from Zimbabwe made of hardwood, metal keys and a large gourd. I especially enjoy having the chance to interact with people and sharing my belief in the importance of respecting our diversity while remembering our common humanity. I sell flutes that I make (including commissioned works) and teach flute-making workshops that are tailored to the age and skill-level of participants. Fees negotiable.
Profile Type: Artist