Jadon Smith

Growing up in Wyoming, and Utah, I had a great interest in the Native American ways. My own family history has also included stories linking my family to the Native American culture.
      Like many others, my first exposure to a Native American flute came from listening to a Carlos Nakai CD, and purchasing a flute kit while visiting Zion National Park. I assembled the kit and promptly left the flute on a shelf for the next 17 years.
     My interest was rekindled a number of years ago while visiting Hawaii with my wife. She saw a Native flute and remarked that she would like to learn to play one. I told here that if she wanted to play I would make her a flute. Where this came from I have no idea as I posses little musical ability or knowledge. I made that flute and followed it up with a second flute for my grandson. By that time I was hooked.
     Over the course of the past six years, I have made  hundreds of flutes in all sizes and keys. These flutes have been used as aids in meditation practices, spiritual journeys,  and a fun and easy instrument to learn to play with others.         Utilizing a variety of materials and finishes, each flute is different and unique. No two flutes are the same, each has its own characteristics and sound quality. Currently my flutes are enjoyed by hundreds of individuals and are played and recorded by musicians who have been nominated or received Native American Music Awards.
     Along the way I have experienced a profound spiritual and personal transformation. The flute has had a significant  influence on my life and particularly in the way in which I interact with others. My hope is that the flute can be a part of your spiritual journey as well.