I make flutes and music because I believe every body is composed of music.
Call it light.
Call it music.
Call it matter.
It is all the same stuff in various varying forms.
Now, I have given considerable thought to the questions: "Why do I enjoy the making of Bamboo Flutes after more than thirty years and over 100,000 flutes?" and "Why do I enjoy playing them still?"
You see, I really like birds (I wish I could fly like a bird). I like the melodies they make, as well as the harmonies of the frogs and crickets, wind and water, lightning and thunder . . .
I like the music of nature.
Playing the flute lets me participate in nature's symphony. Drums are like the heartbeat of the land. Strings are the sounds of the wind as it blows past and flows around tree trunks, branches and twigs, inducing them into vibratory states (sometimes too subtle to hear with the adult human ear).
The Bamboo Flute incorporates all of this in its music. It is a fun, easy and energizing way of participating in the process of creation.
I have a wonderful life. I live in the forest with my family, surrounded by musicians. There is always someone to play with here.
~ Rob Yard
Woodsong Instruments is a 35 year old, hand-made, artisan family business. Rob and Kathryn began the business when the kids were young. They all grew up helping with the production and designing new items, and now they all run artisan businesses of their own!
At Woodsong, Rob Yard is the founder, musician and inventor of the instruments. His combined love of music and of natural processes has worked well to create his beautiful, world renowned instruments. This journey has inspired his philosophy and encouraged him to teach all who are interested to use the "Music Path" to guide ones life.
Kathryn and daughter Uriel produce the wind chimes, canisters and assist in the fine finishing of instruments and managing of the business.
Our experience with Bamboo has engendered a love for this marvelous plant, which has been so useful to human kind since ancient times. We grow and harvest all of the bamboo and much of the other materials used in our productions. We enjoy seeing our lovely plants venture into the world as fine and useful items!
Rob's Flute Workshop
Beyond the selection of fine instruments available here, we will be glad to produce special orders as well. All our work is hand done; most orders can be filled immediately, though on occasion there may be up to 2 weeks for delivery.
We generally use the US Postal Service's Priority Mail for shipping and we charge our best guess about what your order will cost us to ship. If the shipping charge is significantly greater than our estimate we will contact you by email.
The didgeridoos are larger and heavier than other items so we have to charge more for them.