Although, most of my working life was spent in the construction industry, art has always been part of my life.
At an early age I became interested in creating art using pencils, pen and ink, oil painting, acrylics, and sculptures. I started wood carving when I was in my teens. I went on to compete in bird carving shows.
I discovered the flute in the mid 90's and fell in love with it. Having focused all my effort into playing and crafting this wonderful instrument, I went on to being a flute maker.
I have won awards in the Native American Rhythms Festival in Melbourne and the Musical Echos Flute Gathering in Fort Walton Beach.
There is many legends surrounding the Native American flute, from being gifted to a young man by an oak to the wind blowing through a tree limb that was full of woodpecker holes. And many more dating back into prehistory.
Whatever the true beginnings of the flute is, it is the most forgiving of all the musical instruments.
This is a musical instrument that you can learn to play in hours not months or years.
I would recommend that you find a flute circle, a Native American Pow Wow or flute gathering or visit a flute maker to make sure that your hands are large enough to play the key of flute that you want to play.
I recommend that most people start with a key of G minor as it projects without being shrill.
There are many how to tutorials on the internet to show you how to play, but I do recommend that you have someone show you how to start and how to practice.