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Play Indigenous Flute!!!

Lakhota Book Cover Small2 Kevin Locke's vision in creating this curriculum with Richard Dubé is to re-introduce the traditional Indigenous flute to the Lakota culture, and to introduce the Indigenous flute to other cultures in a way that allows as many children as possible to hear and learn the songs and sing the Lakota language, whether or not they actually become proficient players. Please go to the website for more information and links to both the Lakota Language Consortium and Kevin Locke's websites to purchase the curriculum book and learn about Kevin's school programs.

This new mid A flute is based on a traditionally tuned flute made by James Powesheik that is over 100 years old. The original flute was passed on to Kevin Locke by his mother. I feel very privileged to be able to help Kevin realize his dream of passing on his knowledge and flute teachings to a new generation of Lakota youth and beyond.
Click Here to Read About Kevin and Rich Making Over 200 flutes at 4 schools in 2 days! (Scroll down to get to the story)

Click here to order your own Indigenous North American style Northern Spirit Flute.

This is Steven Halsey-Williams (Standing Rock Sioux) I have been playing Native American flutes for 5 years now. I learned how to make a Northern Plains flute from Bryan Akipa (Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota) at the Institute of American Indian Arts. I am used to the Pentatonic minor tuning on modern Native American style flutes. I have some background as a guitarist and in Western Music Notation from High school and college.   


I enjoy the Grandfather tuned flute since it is tuned to A major Diatonic scale. It gives me more freedom to play in major or minor or chromatic scales. I've read about this flute that it is a Replica of Kevin Locke's grandfathers flute. My flute arrived today and I am very very happy with how it sounds. It plays very well and in tune, I am used to my cedar flutes and this flute stands up to them in quality.

- Steven Halsey-Williams -

Northern Spirit Flutes are made from U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved ABS plastic. The flute's unique design eliminates all of the difficult aspects of making Native American style flutes.

My passion for the Native American Flute has grown over the years and I want to make it possible to share the beauty of this instrument with our young people. As a result I have created the Flutes4Kids program. You receive a substantial discount on your order of class sets of 25 or more Northern Spirit Flutes, both the original Mid A as well as the Indigenous North American style Northern Spirit Flute.

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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,
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