Riverwind Flute Circle promotes the Native American style Flute.

About Us

What is a Flute Circle?

A small group of folks - young and old - who gather to enjoy the dulcet music of the Native American style Flute. We have a facilitator who guides the music-making. Instruction is offered as needed, along with activities centered on musicality, history and world music.  

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Our Work

The Native American Style Flute is often used in music therapy settings and has been shown to improve a key heart measure and resilience to stress. People with asthma, COPD, and PTSD report significant improvement, and playing may be useful for arthritis and fighting depression.

Easy to Play

We take a "no rules" approach to this instrument. This philosophy of improvisation frees us from music theory and rote exercises. For beginners we offer some guidelines to get you started with basic song fors for creating melodies and playing flute duets.

Pentatonic

The contemporary Native American Style Flute uses a set of five note that all sound consonant to our ear. Any combination of these notes, in any order, produces a pleasing melody. This makes it an ideal instrument for meditation both for the listener and for the player.

History

The contemporary Native American Style Flute appeared on the scene in the early 1800's. Although it was created by indigenous North American cultures, the early evolution of the instrument is still a mystery.

The instrument spread quickly across North American cultures, made in many styles and materials including river cane and a wide range f soft and hard woods.

Today's contemporary Native American Style Flutes are made by thousands of individual craftspeople, with a huge range of designs and sounds in the instrument and has helped it to attain the popularity it has today. 

Join Us

Whether you are a lifetime advocate or new to our cause, we invite you to join us. We welcome new ideas and value enthusiasm from members and volunteers, new and old.