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Hi Rich-Just wanted to let you know that the flutes arrived today in great condition. They play great. Thank you for all of your hard work. I am sure that the people in our class will enjoy them tremendously.

 

Mike and Joy Cook (September 2019)

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Hello there Rich:

 

I just wanted to shoot you a quick email and inform you that the flute I ordered (D Major) arrived at my home today, Monday, August 19th, 2019.  I have been playing it for a few hours now and I must admit that it has a rather unique sound.  I was aware that some of these Native American Flutes were being made out of plastic, ABS and so forth.  I had just never owned one until now.

 

I mostly play all improv and I do so with the 6th hole covered with a leather tie.  I had an extra one here so I installed that on your D Major flute.  I think I own about 12 flutes now and I have leather ties at the 6th hole on all of them.  I really like the sound of your flute here especially on the lower note register.  Also, I used a very accurate chromatic tuner and checked your flute.  Your tuning was dang near perfect.  A job well done.

 

Rich, I have a YouTube channel that I created a few years ago.  At the present time, I have 2,900 subscribers and over 500 videos posted.  I just do YouTube as a HOBBY and I certainly do not try to make any money from my videos.  I don't play that game.  I don't allow "ADS" to be played on my videos either.  In the near future, I plan to create a review video on this flute of yours.  I will send you the link.  Naturally there is no obligation here on your part.  Just good fun OR maybe I can stir up a wee bit of interest in your flutes.

As stated, a job well done Rich and it was a pleasure doing business with you..!!

Sincerely:  James R. Boren (August 2019)

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqWzMtbBnpI

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Richard:

 

Love my flute!  I got it to travel and bring to work, without having to worry about it getting wet or dirty (I work in a hospital).  Great sounding and fun to play!

 

Love it so much I am buying two more, Indigenous tuned.  One for me and one for a friend.

 

Thanks so much for making these great sounding, economical, and travel-friendly flutes!  

 

All the best,

Lara from New York (July 2019)

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Flute arrived today. Beautiful warm rich voice & excellent craftsmanship. Looking forward to playing a variety of tunes.
Thanks for the flute bag & scales.

Richard (June 2019)

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Hi Rich

Flute came in the mail today.  Very nice tone.  Easy to play. 

Thanks for the quick service.

Terry Macham (May 2019)

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Sir,

Just receive a box of 25 flutes from your company, tuned to A minor.

Just took a few minutes and put the first one together before my flute workshop. It is amazing how well this flute plays and its tonal quality for the price. I also appreciate how loud the flute can be played without over blowing on any particular note. I was not expecting anything near this quality. I would highly recommend it to anyone as a travel flute or backpacking flute. 

You and your company must have put a lot of time into development to have something that produces such a tonal quality. You can be assured I will recommend your flute too many other people, both for those who just want to get started and see if they like the Native American flute or for someone who's looking for a robust travel flute.

Sincerely,

Steven Telck (April 2019)

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Hi Rich,

I received the flute today! It arrived in perfect condition - thank you for packing it so carefully. I just started messing around with it and I’m really impressed with the sound - I’m used to the recorder and the tin whistle, and your flute has a much softer, mellower sound, very nice 😊 I can’t wait to start playing some tunes on it!  

Many thanks again for all your help,

Rosalie Coburn, Ottawa (January 2019)

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Rich - Thanks so much for noticing the overpayment - your honesty is a virtue I highly appreciate! 

With warmest wishes on a chilly day,

Frances Worthington, USA (January 2019)

"The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens." 

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Thank you I know it would have come eventually and your welcome will do more business with you in future and let my friends and family know about the excellent flutes you have they're great thanks mate am happy with your business.

Geoff Gorry, Australia (January 2019)

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It's here and I love it! (Spirit Drone Flute)

Thanks again!

Ed Pias, Socorro, New Mexico, USA (January 2019)

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All has been approved! I have given my order to our school secretary who will look after submitting it to you and making payment. My order is as you estimated with 2 changes...41 flutes instead of 40 and also adding the CD (We Are All One People) Thank you Richard for the helpfulness you provided over the weekend!!! You've made this process very simple for me when I was very unsure of what to do in the beginning!!

Take care, Gerarda (January 2019)

Gerarda Germain Music Teacher Fort McMurray, AB

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Thanks Rich, I'm very excited about your flute. I watched a YouTube video by Kalani Das that  said your flute was a great flute for a beginner. His description of your flute, its sound, and quality is why I chose to go with you. I hope to develop enough skill with this flute to move on to  one made of wood.   I'll let you know when I receive it and my thoughts about it.

Thanks again for your input and great customer service.
 

Kenneth Fleming (January 2019)
 

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I have played one, they sound great! They sound as good as any wood one I have ever played.

Don Shands (October 2018)

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Got my flute, it’s my first one also I just tried it out for the first time while watching one of your beginner videos. It sounds perfect!

thank you again Rich

Todd (October 2018)

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This flute is absolute perfection It's exactly what I was looking for. It plays with such ease and sounds beautiful. I have nearly 10 years of clarinet experience and I currently play the Irish whistle, so I can appreciate the versatility of this flute. Even if one does not have woodwind experience it could be easily learned. Thank you for including the fingering chart for the scales, as well as the flute bag. I truly appreciate the quick delivery and attentive customer service. Excellent transaction all around.

- Sincerely, Karen from New York (March 2018)

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Just received one of your assembled flutes and have been playing it nonstop for the past few days.  I love it.  Thanks!!
 

BTW;

I took it apart for cleaning.  I really like the "notch" feature on the block to ensure proper alignment.  Nice touch!

Nels M. (Sept. 2018)

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Hi Rich

 

Thanks very much for both the video and fingering charts. As I told you, I've had great success with my music therapy clients using the first version of the flute you made a few years back (C tuning with the low A), so now I'll have three flutes from which to choose, picking whichever one is most suitable for the song, style, key, mood, etc that is required.

 

You are to be commended for your ongoing work in creating and distributing these fine instruments!

All the best,

Len McCarthy, PhD, MMus, MMT, MTA

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Dear Richard,

 

 

I love your f4k plastic flute! I've purchased and have been practising it for 3 months now.

I'd like to take this chance to thank you truly for making this flute. I can bring it with me outdoors. I can focus on learning how to play instead on babying my flute :) You've made it possible and easier for beginners to appreciate the native american flute. All the best!

Warm regards,

Misty Chua

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Hi, Rich. It’s here in perfect order.

The sound is very satisfying, specially compared with the C classic recorder and the irish tinwhistle, which are the only wind instruments I’ve tried so far, with a softer attack and allowing smoother transitions among notes. Haunting sound from a relatively inexpensive instrument.

- Best regards, Enrique from Spain (April 2018)

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I ordered flutes from the above website and I can say that they are FANTASTIC and my students LOVE them! I also have a well-stocked music room and they have been a wonderful addition to our learning!

- advice from Katherine on Facebook page "Elementary Music Teachers"

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Just received my Northern Spirit Flute. I am really happy with it. The quality of the flute is very very high and rate it 10 out of 10. The voice of the flute is fantastic. I would highly recommend any flute player to purchase one of these whether a beginner or advanced. Also the customer service from Richard and Northern Spirit Flutes was first class. I am one happy customer.

- Simon Powell from the United Kingdom (Facebook Comment)

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Hi Rich, 

Great news the flute arrived :) and its fantastic! I just wanted to let you know that it made it in perfect condition. Thank you so much.

- in gratitude Cindy :) (January 2018)

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Richard the flute has arrived and I'm absolutely thrilled with my purchase. Big thank you for your craftsmanship and excellent product. Many magic moments will happen. Thank you again.

- Dr Didge Dolphin from WhaleDreamers Yoga www.dolphinsdownunder.com.au from Australia (March 2018)

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Thanks Rich, such fast response is one of the reason that I love doing business with you!

- Tom Ransom from Florida (January 2018)

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Hi Rich, 

I already left good feedback on Ebay. Not only that, I left it out in the rain and weather during the hurricane season by accident and that thing is as good as new. Literally this thing is like tough-as-nails! I love this thing brother! I appreciate it again man

- Elin McKnoll (Nov. 2017)

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Dear Rich,

 

On behalf of the grade five students and staff of Prince Charles School, I want to thank you for the great session you put on for the students. With the varied presentation of videos, demonstrations, making the spirit flutes, and playing them, you kept them totally involved and engaged. I am so pleased to have been part of this experience, since I am 100% of Ukrainian background. I have learned so much about the indigenous culture, and the spirit flute workshop was definitely a highlight. We are now using the flutes instead of recorders in class because of the beautiful, mellow sound.

 

- Gloria Zaharia

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I've played several flutes and many other instruments...this matches up and is professional in my experience and gets every note in perfectly..and is non perishable...thanks again

- Elijah Mcknolle

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Many of my students are at risk of not meeting their full potential due to a variety of reasons, and it is important to note that 75% of the Aboriginal population in Durham Region reside in Oshawa; where I teach!    In fact, as I teach the songs from your workshop, numerous students have begun to self identify their Aboriginal background!!!   The price is fabulous!!    I am so excited to take this new journey along with my students........recognizing and acknowledging their rich and diverse Aboriginal heritage.

 

- Kathy Beatty

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Hi Rich! 

I just wanted to touch base with you. We're just getting started in with my first group of students making flutes. Today we finished putting together, and spent a bit of time playing before we start the painting. The kids are stoked. Thank you very much! 

Thanks again for all you do. My students are really looking forward to learning to play. 


Dream Big, 

- Derek Hyland

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Thanks for your kind attention.. I have one of your flutes which I purchased from Todd at Southern Cross Flutes I’m so happy with it I wanted to share one with my friend Charlie Arnold in Perth thanks for your care.

 

- Cheers Johnny Harris, Australia

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Bonjour Richard,
 

J'ai reçu la flûte hier et j'en suis satisfait, la qualité me semble tout à fait bonne, le son est juste et la prise en main facile.

Merci beaucoup et bonne continuation!

- Sofiane Aït Chabane, France
 

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Hiya!  

Just wanted to thank you for the awesome flute!  Such a nice sound for a plastic instrument!  I'll be playing it in a production called Making Treaty 4 which will be performed here at the University on Aug 24th.  I just wanted to express my gratitude for your work!

 

Best,

-Dominic Gregario

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I'd like to take this chance to thank you truly for making this flute. I can bring it with me outdoors. I can focus on learning how to play instead on babying my flute :) You've made it possible and easier for beginners to appreciate the native american flute. All the best!

Warm regards,  

 

- Misty Chua, Philippines

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We have had two separate make days.  It was so much fun…for everyone!  Many, many thanks!

- Michelle Robinson, Music Specialist,

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Hello Rich,

Received my flute today and I am very pleased. The voice is beautiful, just as good as an expensive wood flute, better in some cases!! You've done a brilliant job in designing and making this flute.   

I also think you do a great job in educating students about this beautiful instrument and their culture. I will definitely be recommending your flutes to fellow players.   

    

I wish you all the best for the future. Thank you once again.  Marc

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I just wanted to let you know that I received the block you sent me yesterday. Thank you for the quick reply. My flute makes beautiful music again ... I have some  twenty -plus flutes that I've acquired over the years. Your flute is my favorite of all that I have. Easy to play.  great sound , durable. Great traveling flute. 

   

Many thanks for a great instrument. I always play at least one song at my weekly flute circle meeting, on it, and it is my "traveling flute " when I go out to a forest preserve or performances.

  

When it is time for me to acquire yet another flute, you can be sure it will be another NORTHERN SPIRIT FLUTE! 

 
- SKIP RUHNKE, 2016

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"I am very pleased with my new flute. In fact, it has exceeded my expectations. It's a breeze to play, and the truth--the real truth--is that only the most experienced ears would be able to tell the difference between the Northern Spirit flute and a similarly tuned wooden flute."   

  

Thanks again, and all my best, 

  

- R. Gough

 

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Yes, I've had it for a while now. It is great! I'm enjoying it immensely!  

  

 

I'll think of you, and pray for the work you are doing with children each time I play it, especially on the trail.  

- Ken, Shadowhawk Who Flies With Snow Owl

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I had one of these flutes before, but it was unfortunately 'lost' in baggage transit on a snowboard trip to the mountains. Its perfect for my kayak trips on Lake Superior....great sound, and range, and of course not much watering up. I'm making a special trip up to Isle Royale (on Lake Superior also) this summer for backpacking and look forward to having the flute along.   

  

​......just wanted to let you know i really appreciate that you put these flutes out there.    

    

- Tom, Minnesota

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Hi Rich,  

   

 

The flute arrived and is very sweet and comparable to my cherry wood A flute in tone. It's a lot of fun to play. I primarily bought it for my husband who drives a fuel truck so that he could keep it in the cab and not worry about anything happening to it in that rough and dirty environment. I gave it to him last week and told me he's been playing it while unloading gasoline which I'm sure is a sight to see for anyone filling up their car. Needless to say, the flute is a great success and I thank you for making it possible for people to take flutes anywhere.   

     

 

-Elizabeth

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Rich, the flutes arrived yesterday. I have played one of them (the other was ordered as a gift for a guitar student and will be given later this week).  I am very, very happy with this flute...with its tone, tuning, fingering, and overall ease of play.   

   

 

The student, who will receive the second flute, has wanted one since she heard a flute that I already owned and used in her lesson a few weeks ago. I knew she would need one that was well made but more suited to her age. Your flute is what I was hoping to find. I believe it will bring some much needed peace and happiness to her life.   

   

 

Thank you,

   

- 2017 Customer, Northern Spirit Flutes

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Hi Rich

I am loving this tuning, so versatile, and even more bluesy, do you do different keys?

Love it!!!

THANKS   

   

- Lee

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Hello again Rich,   

    

The Northern Spirit Flute arrived yesterday evening. Although I have not had much time to experiment with it, my first impressions are very positive. The craftsmanship and sound are both excellent. I am quite pleased. Thank you very much!   

  

- Nancy Robinson, Alabama, USA

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Hi Rich,

We got the flutes today and my children love them.  They sound so lovely and thank you for the song sheets plus info.   

  

- Anne

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"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
 

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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 

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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 :)

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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 am selling my Amon Olorin PF flute because it is just frustrating to play. Notes are unstable and the tuning is poor requiring crossed fingerings to get some notes right. 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!

     

Please let me know when your mid E flutes become available! I am your loyal fan!

Sincerely,

- Liz Moore

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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! Also a quick question: Should I take any breaks while playing the flute or is the ABS plastic durable enough to be played continuously for more than, say, half an hour? Thanks in advance!

- Ian

Hi Ian,

I am so glad to hear the flute arrived and you are happy with it. I am pleased to let you know you can play to your hearts content. That is one of the beauties of this flute for both the regular player and even better for those who live in areas of high humidity.

Excellent! I'm glad to hear that. Just want to thank you again for making such a nice product, and all it took to learn how to play amazing and soothing melodies was an afternoon session. I'll be sure to recommend your services for anyone that's looking for a high quality and durable Native American Flute.

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"Your project flutes-for-kids rocks!"
                                                               - Marina Nadir

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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

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"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,
Ed
Spirit of the Woods Flutes
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