Dragonfly Flutes

Australia

Australian Made Native American Style Flutes

© Terry Green / Dragonfly Flutes 2017

Terry and Astara Green

Owners of Dragonfly Flutes

I was a Professional Photographer for 25 years, and keen Woodworker as well, but now I make Native American Style Flutes. I used to make all sorts of props to use in the studio, and always enjoyed working with Timber. My two favourite subjects at school were Woodworking and Photography, although in the 1960,s photography at school was all about developing and printing B&W films. My wife Astara who practices Aromatherapy and makes all her own body lotions and ointments, wanted a Box to house her collection of essential oils, we searched for weeks to find one suitable but could not find one, so I said why don”t I make one for you? “Yeah right” was her reply. So I went out and brought some dressed Jarrah and duly made her a nice box with Finger Joints, I think I was as surprised as she at the finished box. With the success of the box I thought “why don’t I make a few  more” I slowly acquired a few more woodworking tools, and the boxes began to evolve, followed by all manner of Furniture, and before I knew it I was in a new career. Then one day my wife saw an add for a beginners class for the Native American Flute, she phoned to make a booking but the class was full, and it was 6 months before the next one, so I searched out a maker and purchased 2 flutes for her to learn on. But I found myself drawn to them more than my wife, and I started playing them more and more, and that was it, I was hooked on this wonderful instrument, and of course being a woodworker I thought why don’t I try and make one, so I researched on line, and made my first flute, I enjoyed making it so much, that 10 more flutes followed, then another 10, different Keys, different Wood, and the flute making journey had begun. In 2009 we moved from Canberra, to a quiet little village on the Australian South Coast, called Tomerong, which is only 7mins from Jervis Bay, where I have built a small workshop, and currently operate from.
Dragonfly Flutes

Australia

Australian Made Native American Style Flutes

© Terry Green / Dragonfly Flutes 2017

Terry and Astara Green

Owners of Dragonfly Flutes

I was a Professional Photographer for 25 years, and keen Woodworker as well, but now I make Native American Style Flutes. I used to make all sorts of props to use in the studio, and always enjoyed working with Timber. My two favourite subjects at school were Woodworking and Photography, although in the 1960,s photography at school was all about developing and printing B&W films. My wife Astara who practices Aromatherapy and makes all her own body lotions and ointments, wanted a Box to house her collection of essential oils, we searched for weeks to find one suitable but could not find one, so I said why don”t I make one for you? “Yeah right” was her reply. So I went out and brought some dressed Jarrah and duly made her a nice box with Finger Joints, I think I was as surprised as she at the finished box. With the success of the box I thought “why don’t I make a few  more” I slowly acquired a few more woodworking tools, and the boxes began to evolve, followed by all manner of Furniture, and before I knew it I was in a new career. Then one day my wife saw an add for a beginners class for the Native American Flute, she phoned to make a booking but the class was full, and it was 6 months before the next one, so I searched out a maker and purchased 2 flutes for her to learn on. But I found myself drawn to them more than my wife, and I started playing them more and more, and that was it, I was hooked on this wonderful instrument, and of course being a woodworker I thought why don’t I try and make one, so I researched on line, and made my first flute, I enjoyed making it so much, that 10 more flutes followed, then another 10, different Keys, different Wood, and the flute making journey had begun. In 2009 we moved from Canberra, to a quiet little village on the Australian South Coast, called Tomerong, which is only 7mins from Jervis Bay, where I have built a small workshop, and currently operate from.