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Greetings From Jerry Fretwell
Your Flute Maker

Jerry Fretwell
Flute Maker & Performer
He is playing a Medium Size Flute tuned to the key of A and made from Aromatic Cedar.

Click Here - Listen to the Medium Size Flute ~ Key of A

"Thank You for taking the time to invite me into your day. Music is an ancient way to alter our consciousness and communicate with all our relations. It is used for meditation, healing, and therapy. The flute is always a spiritual experience for both me, the maker and you, the player. The flute is more than a wooden musical instrument. To play the flute, you must breathe with the flute. I've had people say it's just like Yoga. I am honored that my path has led me to be a maker of these wonderful instruments. I would love the opportunity to create a flute for you.

About My Introduction to Making Flutes

I am a native Virginian. I was born in Roanoke, VA. I was adopted at birth. My adopted mother told me that she met my birth mother several times and that she was eastern cherokee. I have tried to access the adoption records, to no avail. I am not a member of a federally-recognized Indian tribe. I am of cherokee descent.

I always felt like I didn't quite fit in. I turned to music at an early age. I began playing bass, guitar, and harmonica. I played on the road, nationally throughout the US during the 70's.

I have always had a passion for working with wood. I've built custom cabinets, collapsible drum stages and speaker cabinets. In the 90's my oldest son joined the band and we were ready to go back on the road again with our music. Then tragedy struck , Jeremy's son, Lucas, was diagnosed with Leukemia. Life stopped. We put everything on hold and waited. In the following year we were blessed with a miracle. We found out that Jeremy's second son, Andrew, was a perfect match bone marrow donor and, now, my grandson is better. He's living a normal life today.

It's funny how life sometimes guides you in different directions. During this time we still had band contracts to fill. Numerous personnel changes in the band led us to a guitar player by the name of Steve Bartha. The second practice he brought his Native American Flutes.

For me, it was love at first sound. I knew this was my calling. It was a perfect match between my musical gift and my wood working gift.

Now, years later, from our home and workshop in the peaceful woods by the spectacular Stockton Lake in Missouri, we make and sell flutes all over the world."

Playing A Drone Flute

Jerry is playing a large Drone Flute made from Zebrawood. Drones are flutes that have two voices. You play your melody and the second voice accompanies you producing a surreal experience.

Listen to the Large Drone Flute ~ Key of G -
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Flutes For Recording Artists

Roger and Esther Subirana
Roger and Esther Subirana


"Apreciated Jerry and Lisa,

THANKS! I have no words for your treasure. I feel like a child!!. The flute sounds like heaven!! Today arrive at home.
I attached the picture that we just did. She is Esther my wife and singer. ...I hope that you understand my poor english, jajaja... I will try to rec something interesting with your/our winded treasure.

With our heart.

Roger and Esther."

~~Roger Subirana
Internet Customer
Barcelona, Spain


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For Groups

Tsalagi Flute Youth Ensemble
Tahlequah, OK

Tsalagi Flute Youth Ensemble

We are proud to be sponsors of the Talequah Native American Flute Circle and the Tsalagi Flute Youth Ensemble located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. In the picture above, they are playing the special flutes we built for them. They are tuned to the same pitch (Key of C) and play in perfect harmony with each other..

Listen to complementary flutes.
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Red All Over Band

Red All Over Band


"Yep ! It's Here!

Hey y'all,
Well, my flute has arrived, and just as I had hoped, I'm beyond satisfied. The tuning is perfect. The tone will make anyone drool,... or swoon, lol.
I've looked at every inch of it to find at least one little defect. And I can't find one. The craftsmanship and detail is the best I've ever seen.
I'm assuming Jerry made this one. Please tell him thanks for me, and he's done beyond an excellent job. He absolutely will be making me more in the future.
Now, back to the tunes !
Take care and thanks again."

Internet Customer
Tn ~ U.S.A.

From Around The Globe


We have flute customers all around the world. Read what they say about their Fretwell Flutes. See pictures of them. Click Here 

If this is your first flute, look at the size of their hands holding their flute. Look at how far they stretch their fingers to play the flute. This will help you decide which size flute is best for you.

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The Native American Flute is the only melodic wind instrument belonging to the People of this continent and the only instrument indigenous exclusively to the United States.

The Native American flute, while not common among all Nations, did indeed stretch from the west to the east. “Indian Love Flutes” have always been an important part of Native American culture.

Indian flutes are known for being made from aromatic cedar and other woods indigenous to the area that they were made in.


Music allows for the expression of that which cannot be said, when it is impossible to be silent.

Local Elementary School

Jerry ~ Plays Flute and Demonstrates

 We played flutes for them, explained to them how we make flutes, and told them stories. These kids were a joy to be with. They were curious and attentive. They asked a lot of questions. Many of them know about their own Native American Lineage and are very proud of it. 
The Happy Kids

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Now Playing: " ULISI'S LULLABY"


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The flute being played in the song and in the picture is a Bass Size D.


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PVC is a hazard to your health.
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