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The Native American Flute helps kids who have a lot of challenges and difficulties in their lives to connect in a meditative way to themselves, to a part of their being that needs nurturing and healing.



I continue to be amazed at the positive impact learning how to make and play a Native American style flute has on so many of my students. A large number of these students have previously been disengaged from learning and have had poor attendance. I am especially moved by how the gentle, healing sound of the flute penetrates through the tough shells put up by students who face many daily challenges in their lives putting them at risk of not meeting their full potential. It is because of this, I have persevered in designing the new Northern Spirit Flute in a format that will make it easy and accessible to all teachers and in turn their students.  This latest version of a Native American style flute is so simple and straight forward you can make a class set in about 1 hour and 15 minutes with 30 students.

It has always been my goal to make Native American style flutes accessible and affordable to students I believe would most benefit from the healing sound of the Native American Flute. I have also come to believe that non-Aboriginal students also benefit greatly from learning how to make and play a Native American style flute. The beautiful gentle sound of the Northern Spirit Flute helps both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students connect to a beautiful sounding instrument from North America that touches the soul. When we connect in a positive and joyous way with a culture, our hearts cannot help but be opened and drawn to experiencing,  learning, and understanding more about that culture.

The Flutes4Kids Program

The Flutes4Kids program gives a large discount to teachers and people working with youth who are at risk of not meeting their full potential on an order of materials to build 25 or more flutes.

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Wow! amazing flute!

I love the idea of plastic flutes. A flute I can enjoy anywhere anytime without worrying about having to baby it. I have been collecting various plastic Native american style flutes and I must comment that yours is so far superior! The tuning, dynamic range, stability of pitch, beauty and clarity of pitch are amazing. I have been totally spoiled by your Northern Spirit flute and would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone as the ideal first flute and beyond as a keeper!


I am your loyal fan!

Sincerely, Liz Moore

Hello Rich,

Just wanted to confirm my order did arrive on the 18th and I've been playing it ever since. :) Thanks again for the premium product!


I'll be sure to recommend your services for anyone that's looking for a high quality and durable Native American Flute.

Thanks, Ian



"Hi there, I received my flute very quickly. I really commend you on the tone and simplicity of it. I am extremely happy with it and would recommend it to anyone. I will buy another from you whenever you make a different key. Also I am interested in trying out your drone flute sometime. Thanks so much!" - Joanne
Just received the flutes - Wow they play wonderfully!!!  I have several NAF flutes and have been playing for a long time.  Your flute plays with and sounds with the best them. What a wonderful gift you have created for everyone . . . FUZEN . . . blowing Zen. 

Thank you again and I am saving to by the kit I want to share the gift with my friends and fellow Tai Chi enthusiasts.  Great way to learn breath.

Walk in Beauty, - azchimp


Thank you for sending the flute out to me quickly.  The pitch is perfect and it's so easy to blow into.  Please email me whenever you have for sale additonal  ABS flutes in different keys.
Once again, thank you!
Be well,  - Joanne Degnan :)
"Your project flutes-for-kids rocks!" - Marina Nadir  


The flute that you so generously gave to me has been given to a very deserving at-risk teenager from a local native tribe.  I was doing an artist in residence program and this young man picked up the flute that I had been bringing with me and began to make incredible music with it.  This kid had been in a reserved shell for the entire program until he picked up that flute.  By the time he was done, another at risk teen had joined him in a duet with her singing.  Tears and joy were in full abundance.

It was immediately clear after that young man picked it up that that flute was now his.  

I just wanted to let you know that it found a deserving and permanent home.

Frank Thompson, Founder
AZ Rhythm Connection 
"I had the honor of getting a phone call, one day, from Rich Dubé of Northern Spirit Flutes. He asked me if I would help him with designing flutes, he was working on, that are made entirely from U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved ABS plastic and explained to me that it was for children, so that they would be able to learn how to make and play these wonderful instruments at a very affordable price. I could tell in his voice that Rich was extremely sincere and committed to this project. Having children learn about this instrument is very important to me as well, so I told him to ask away with any questions he may have had and I would be happy to help him however I could. Rich called me several times and sent me several design ideas via E-mail to look at and discuss. He purchased a flute from me so that he could visually see how I made my wood flutes. Rich got as close as possible (molds permitting), making a very doable design. These flutes play very well and are fantastic for children to learn on. I tip my hat to Richard for staying so dedicated and for spending hours and hours of his time and using his own money to finance this project for the kids.
Rich, you are a good man with a good spirit....."
In Spirit,
Spirit of the Woods Flutes