Shortly after I played my first
flute I inevitably became interested in making them.
Fortunately, in 1999, I found that there was a workshop
on playing and making flutes in Norfolk, MA at the same
time as I happened to be in Boston on business. I joined
and spent the most delightful time with David Sanipass
(Micmac) and Hawk Henries (Nipmuc), who both live in
I believe you find out about people from how and why
they laugh - we spent much of the workshop laughing.
Poem 'flute circle'. Apart from being special
characters, David and Hawk are also virtuoso players and
expert flute makers.
It is a privilege to share the same path.
Since then I have benefitted a great deal from the
support and expertise of Jim Gilliland.
And so - here I am.