Flute Circles, Clubs, and Groups

 

Every flute player travels a similar path—being inspired with an eagerness to learn how to play, to improve upon playing ability, and/or to engage in fellowships with like-minded individuals. Musical companionship and partnership is an integral part of the flute journey, whether professional, amateur, or enthusiast.

Flute circles are in existence worldwide, and they fulfill the needs of flute players on many different levels. Although each circle is unique in the manner in which it is organized, there are a few characteristics that

most have in common. A flute circle provides a venue in which people who are interested in any type of

flute can gather and share talents, perspectives, knowledge, and experiences. It is a gathering in which

people can help one another musically, spiritually, culturally, and educationally. Meeting schedules and

areas of focus for flute circles vary.

Flute Circle gatherings provide a sense of connection that results in everyone growing musically, from the beginner to the recording artist. People often feel a spiritual, emotional, and cultural bond created by the music of the flute. A sense of camaraderie often develops at a flute circle - a type of flute family dynamic manifests. Often times, one learns more through the people-connection than through reading books or listening to tapes and CDs. Ultimately, the greatest teacher is still the flute itself, but when one is in a rut or when one’s playing is stuck on a plateau, nothing gives an individual a more significant boost than to spend time with other flute players.

Below is a list of flute circles worldwide. Each circle is listed with its primary flute-type focus, although

many flute circles welcome all world flutes at their meetings. The desire to learn is substantial and

expansive in most flute circles.

 

If you are interested in joining one of these circles, this can be achieved by contacting them directly for

more information. For those organizations who do not have addresses listed on this site, please contact the World Flute Society via the following e-mail address: worldflutes@AOL.COM   We will be pleased to put you in touch with the appropriate individuals.
 

To Be Listed

The World Flute Society encourages people to form flute circles. In order to be listed in Overtones and

on our Web site, the forming or established flute circle needs to contact us with specific information:

Group Name
Contact Person
Address
Phone
E-mail
Web site (if applicable)
Flute Circle Focus (What instruments do you welcome into your flute circle gatherings?)

IMPORTANT: Inclusion in the list of the World Flute Society’s flute circles is at the discretion of the organization. We reserve the right to refuse, for any reason, a flute circle's inclusion in the organization's

list.

STOP: All information contained on the World Flute Society’s Web site pages is COPYRIGHT PROTECTED. No one may duplicate any information from our Web site without proper authorization from the organization's executive director. This means that the flute circle listing may not be "lifted" from

this Web site and placed upon another Web site without permission from the World Flute Society. Information on this and all World Flute Society pages may NOT be used for solicitation purposes

of any type.

United States Flute Circles

 

Virtual Flute Circles

The Flute Ministry Virtual Flute Circle

Contact Person: Bill Brinckerhoff

Address: Skype-link published day of event on our Facebook page.

E-mail: bwsterns@comcast.net

Website: www.facebook.com/groups/521194728344927 (Must be a member of the group to see postings.)

Focus: This virtual circle meets weekly, every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Arizona time. All are welcome to

play or observe. We celebrate all types of flutes.

World Flute Society Flute Circle/Zoom

Circle A: 4:30 p.m. (Mountain Daylight Time)

Circle B: 7:30 p.m. (Mountain Daylight Time)

Circle C: 10:00 a.m. (Mountain Daylight Time)

Date: October 24, 2021

Information: www.worldflutesociety.org/virtual-flute-circle

Twin Cities Virtual Flute Circle/Zoom

Contact: Bobb Fantauzzo

Minneapolis, MN

Phone:n612-309-0193; E-mail: bobbfan32@gmail.com

Flute Circle Focus: Native American-style flutes, rim-blown flutes, world flutes of all styles; meets twice a month

 

 

Arizona

Voyager Native American Flute Circle
Contact Person: Martha Markusen

Tucson, AZ
Phone: 218-393-3731; E-mail: marthaduluth@gmail.com
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flutes; some percussion

Yavapai Flute Circle
Contact Person: Don Schiller
3180 Touchmark Boulevard, #417, Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone: 928-710-2383; E-mail: schiller@commspeed.net
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flutes; other instruments welcome. Learning, playing, and sharing

in a relaxed supportive environment. Open to all skill levels.

Abounding Grace Native American Flute Circle
Contact Person: Paul Surhoff
2450 South Kolb Road, Tucson
Phone: 908-917-2307 or 520-471-9841 (Tom Haggerty); E-mail: Psurhoff@gmail.com
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flutes

Desert Foothills Native American Flute Circle
Contact: Ron Bonnstetter
37367 North 97th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Phone: 402-540-3141; E-mail: rjb@unl.edu
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flute, recorder, didgeridoo, bells, chimes, and drums

Verde Valley Kokopellies Flute Circle
Contact Persons: Karen Reedstrom and Arvel Bird
734 East Cottontail Run, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Phone: 248-709-0659; E-mail: kreedstrom@kreedstrom.com
Web site: www.meetup.com/Verde-Valley-Kokopellies
Flute Circle Focus: All types of Native American flutes, world flutes, drums, shakers. All instruments are welcome.

Desert Rim Flute Group
San Pedro Chapel
Contact Person: Lis N. Hahn
5230 East Fort Lowell Road, Tucson
Phone: 520-409-3776; E-mail: Lnhahn13@gmail.com
Flute Circle Focus: Pueblo-style rim-blown flutes, Anasazi, Hopi, Mojave

Westside Flute Circle

Contact Person: Joe Yeatman

COTA, 5601 West Trails End Road, Tucson

Phone: 520-274-0675; E-mail: joe.yeatman.az@gmail.com

Flute Circle Focus: Native American flutes, Native American-style flutes, North American rim-blown flutes, shakuhachi, and other world flutes

The Flute Ministry Flute Circle

Contact Person: Bill Brinckerhoff

3738 N Old Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750

E-mail: bwsterns@comcast.net

Web site: www.facebook.com/groups/521194728344927 (Must be a member of the group to see postings.)

California

Loping Wolf Flute and Drum Circle
Contact Persons: Dan and Sheree DiCicco
10492 Gautier Drive, Auburn, CA 95602
Phone: 530-613-4197; E-mail: dandi@lopingwolf.com
Web site: www.lopingwolf.com
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flute; all instruments welcome

Los Angeles World Flute Circle
Contact Person: Joanne Lazzaro
Pasadena, CA 91107
Phone: 626-533-7670; E-mail: JoLazzaro@earthlink.net
Web site: www.kokopelli.la
Flute Circle Focus: World flutes; Native American flutes; percussion; didgeridoo; and other acoustic instruments welcome

Ancient Winds Flute Circle
Contact Person: Peggy Kilgore Ferguson
Orange County
Phone: 714-423-7737; E-mail: play.naf.flutes@gmail.com
Web site: www.facebook.com/groups/AncientWindsFluteCircle
Flute Circle Focus: Native American-style flutes; Anasazi ; rim-blown world flutes; hand drums; other percussion

Joaquin Clan Flute Circle
Contact Person: Dan Ricketts
3112 Wyatt Way, Modesto, CA
Phone: 209-527-0363; E-mail: noisybear@sbcglobal.net
Flute Circle Focus: All flute types welcome; keyboard; ukulele; guitar, cello

Singing Spirit Flute Circle
Contact Person: Grace Boys
Holy Spirit Retreat Center
4316 Lanai Road, Encino, CA 
Phone: 818-285-3354; E-mail: srgbgrace@gmail.com
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flutes, drums, other percussion; all skill levels welcome

Colorado

Mile High Flute Circle
Contact Person: Tom Farber
Denver CO 
Phone: 720-870-0926; E-mail: DenverNAFC@outlook.com
Web site: www.milehighflutecircle.com
Flute Circle Focus: Flute, world flutes, didgeridoo, drums. All instruments and abilities welcome.

Front Range Flute Circle

Contact Person: Linda Emmerman

111 Hays Avenue, Johnstown, CO

Phone: 970-690-0872; E-mail: lemusic55@gmail.com

Flute Circle Focus: Flutes, strings, percussion

Florida

Central Florida Flute Circle
Contact Person: Dock Green
4850 Knights Loop, Plant City, FL 33565
Phone: 813-763-2118; E-mail: slvhawk@AOL.COM
Web site: www.silverhawkflutegathering.com
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flute

Gainesville Native American-Style Flute Circle

Contact Person: Ron Bauer

E-mail: rolinbauer@AOL.COM

Web site: www.facebook.com/groups/204392104131840/
Flute Circle Focus: Native American-style flutes

Georgia

Georgia Flute Circle
Contact Person: Cecelia Turbyville
3050 Margaret Mitchell Drive #5, Atlanta, GA 30327
Phone: 678-427-8863; E-mail: turbyville40@gmail.com

Web site: www.facebook.com/groups/GAFluteCircle
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flutes and rim-blown flutes, although all instruments are welcome.

Idaho

Boise Flute Circle
Contact Person: Nancy Haga
1902 South Lake Heron Lane, Boise, ID 83706
Phone: 435-513-5999; E-mail: nancyphaga@msn.com
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flute; drums; percussion; playing music from the heart through improvisation


Illinois

Healing Earth Native American Flute Circle
The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian and The Grove
Contact: Robin (ishkaynay) Miller
8 Norbert Drive, Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047
Phone: 919-699-4559; E-mail: ishkaynay@gmail.com
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flutes; world flutes; drums; education (all ages and skill levels

welcome)

Spirits on the Wind Flute Circle
Contact Person: Pat Smith
100 South Lancaster Drive, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Phone: 630-759-1603; E-mail: latif1@sbcglobal.net
Flute Circle Focus: All instruments, voices, and percussion are welcome.

Sangamon Valley Flute Circle
Contact Person: Peggy Gates-Wieneke
2522 Windward Blvd., Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-369-7261; E-mail: pgatesw@yahoo.com
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flutes and all world flutes

Indiana

Indiana Flute Circle

Contact: Joel DeLashmit

Phone: 317-401-9290; E-mail: indianaflutecircle@gmail.com

Web site: www.indianaflutecircle.com

Flute Circle Focus: We welcome all world flutes and instruments to accompany them.

Kansas

Prairie Wind Flute Circle
Contact Person: Barbara Book
3118 SW Tutbury Town Rd., Topeka, KS 66614
Phone: 785-478-1960; E-mail: naflutegirl@yahoo.com
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flute; world flutes; drums

Maryland

Eagle's Nest Flute Circle
Contact Person: Jerry Brown
21 Bayscape Drive, Perryville, MD 21903
Phone: 443-553-3234; E-mail: jerrybrown@atlanticdd.net

Flute Circle Focus: All instruments welcome

Michigan

Huron River Flute Circle
Contact Person: Karen Burr
Flat Rock, MI
E-mail: karenburr.kab@gmail.com
Web site: www.facebook.com/Huronriverflutecircle/
Flute Circle Focus: Flutes, guitar, drums, rattle, and percussion

Bent Tree Flute Circle (Livingston County)
Contact Person: Susan Forgie
P.O Box 693, Pinckney, MI 48169
Phone: 734-717-1901; E-mail: susan.forgie@gmail.com
Flute Circle Focus: Flutes, drums, rattles, and other percussion instruments

Minnesota

Ten Thousand Lakes Flute Circle
Contact Person: Steve Bailey
Episcopal Homes, 1860 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-644-5220; E-mail: sjbnab@AOL.COM
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flutes; percussion; other instruments that can accompany Native American flutes

Nevada

 

Desert Cloud Flute Circle
Contact Person: Scott Meyer
P. O. Box 60515, Boulder City, NV 89006
Phone: 702-354-5456; E-mail: smeyersailor@gmail.com
Flute Circle Focus: Flutes; drums; rattles; guitars; harmonica; all instruments

New York

Finger Lakes Flute Circle
Contact Person: Dr. Jefferson Svengsouk
1900 Clinton Avenue South, #18046, Rochester, NY 14618-0046
Phone: 585-256-1291; E-mail: wnyflutecircle@gmail.com
Web site: www.meetup.com/FingerLakesFluteCircle/
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flutes; world flutes; drums; percussion

Hudson Valley Flute Circle
Contact Person: Jack Persely
18 Schoolhouse Road, Staatsburg, NY 12580
Phone: 845-266-5006
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flute

 

SongCatchers Flute Circle
Contact Person: Julie Harris
Subtle Energies Holistic Center
1136 Kings Highway, Chester, NY 10918
Phone: 845-416-1546; E-mail: theflutecircle@gmail.com
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flutes; percussion; other instruments that can accompany Native American flutes

Western Door Flute Circle
Contact: John M. Stevens
2167 Woode Avenue, North Collins, NY 14111
Phone: 716-713-1305; E-mail: johns620@roadrunner.com
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flutes

North Carolina

Neuse River Flute Circle
Contact Person: Jon Norris
112 Oakbeech Court, Holly Springs, NC 27540
Phone: 919-346-3241; E-mail: jon@jonnorrismusic.com
Web site: www.NeuseRiverFluteCircle.com
Flute Circle Focus: Native American-style flutes; world flutes; percussion; strings

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Native American Flute Circle
St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church
Contact: Dennis Laughlin
1801 West Brooks, Norman
Phone: 405-260-0340; E-mail: d407laughlin@AOL.COM

Flute Circle Focus: Native American-style flutes

Oregon

Columbia River Flute Circle and Ensemble
Contact Person: Ellen Saunders
47950 NW Dingheiser Road Manning, OR 97125
Phone 503-939-1858; E-mail: Ellen_L_Saunders@me.com
Web site: www.silvanusgrove.com
Flute Circle focus: Native American-style flutes; xiao; didgeridoo; percussion; guitar, and sometimes harp and cello. A grand piano is also available in the studio.

Three Feathers Flute Circle
Contact Person: Terry Filer
695 NW Conrad Court, McMinnville, OR 97128
Phone: 503-437-5760; E-mail: durtur.filer@gmail.com
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flute

Voices of Cedar Flute Circle
Contact Person: Sara Marvin
748 Granite Pl, Springfield, OR 97477
E-mail: rjsjmarv@gmail.com
Flute Circle Focus: Native American-style flute. Other flute types, percussion, guitars, etc., welcome

Winds of Umpqua Flute Circle
Contact Person: Cathy Vandendoel
P.O. Box 2319, Winston, OR 97496
Phone: 541-643-0852; E-mail: craftyfluter@gmail.com
Flute Circle Focus: Native American-style flutes, traditional flutes, hand drums, rattles, acoustic

instruments

One Heart Flute Circle

Contact: Jan Michael Looking Wolf

1290 Chatnicka Street NW, OR

Phone: 971-241-9804; E-mail: cedarfeatherproductions@outlook.com
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flute and percussion

Pennsylvania

Susquehanna Native American Flute and Drum Circle
Contact Person: Mr. Allie Fogas
49 Crest View Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: 717-337-3779; E-mail: long.house@comcast.net
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flute; percussion

Turtle Moon Native American Flute Circle
Contact Person: Donna T. Luhrs
Reading-Berks County, PA
E-mail: TurtleMoonNAFC@gmail.com
Web site: www.turtlemoonnafc.wordpress.com
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flute; rhythm/drumming. Come listen or play.

South Carolina

Cherokee Foothills Flute Circle
Contact
Person: Rick McDaniel
7 Gerru Court, Taylors, SC 29687
Phone: 864-640-3066; E-mail: lallure1@charter.net

Web site: https://groups.io/g/CherokeeFoothillsFluteCircle

 

Low Country Flute Circle
Contact Person: Linda Harrell
Yemassee, SC 29945
Phone: 843-844-8734; E-mail: LindaHarrell08@yahoo.com
Flute Circle Focus: Flutes; percussion; guitar

Texas

The Lone Star Flute Circle
Contact Person: Julia Gatliff
18328 Masi Loop, Pflugerville, TX 78660
Phone: 512-673-3132; E-mail: Julia@toubat.org
Web site: www.lonestarflutecircle.com
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flutes

Dallas-Fort Worth Ocarina Group
Contact Person: Cris Gale
Dallas/Plano/Allen areas
E-mail: ocarinadiva@gmail.com
Web site: www.facebook.com/groups/139000619481460
Group Focus: Primarily ocarinas, but all instruments are welcome!

Alamo Flute & Drum Circle

Contact Person: Stephen J. Padilla

Marbach Christian Church, 8023 Marbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78227

E-mail: SJPadilla1@Yahoo.com

Web site: www.facebook.com/groups/alamofluteanddrumcircle

Flute Circle Focus:  Native American-style flute, drums, world music

Virginia

Northern Virginia Flute Circle
Contact Person: Stuart Hill
333 Holly Lane, Bluemont, VA 020135
Phone: 703-283-2132; E-mail: sjhhill@AOL.COM
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flutes

Wisconsin

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Spirit Root Flute Circle
Contact: Person: Bernie Osborne
1413 Kentucky Avenue, Racine, WI 53405
Phone: 262-672-1321; E-mail: bernard.l.osborne@gmail.com
Web site: www.facebook.com/groups/162341787724734/
Flute Circle Focus: Native American and other world flutes, drums, rattles, bells, straws, and percussion.

All styles and skill levels welcome.

International Flute Circles

Australia

North Queensland Flute Circle
Contact Person: Deb Richards
122 Myola Road, Kuranda, Queensland, Australia 4881
Phone: 61-0439-743-966; E-mail: deb@spiritwinds.com.au
Web site: www.spiritwinds.com.au
Flute Circle Focus: All world flutes!

Canada

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Nanaimo Flute Circle
Contact Person: Terry Mack
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
Phone: 780-913-2036; E-mail: tmack@peacefulspiritflutes.com

Flute Circle Focus: Native American flute and all other world instruments

Northern Alberta Native American Flute Circle
Contact Person: Janina Skutle Carlstad
RR1, Site 1, Comp 7, Leslieville, Alberta T0M-1H0
Phone: 250-219-2771; E-mail: vikingsoul-2@hotmail.com
Web site: www.nanaflutecircle.com

Flute Circle Focus: Native American flute; world flutes; drums; didgeridoo; ocarinas

Gone Fluting Flute Circle
Contact Person: Terry Mack
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
Phone: 780-913-2036; E-mail: tmack@peacefulspiritflutes.com

Flute Circle Focus: Native American flute and all other world instruments

Colombia

Flautas de Amor Flute Circle
Contact Person: Daniel Gutierrez (Leinad)
Finca el zafiro km 8 via Circasia Montenegro, Montenegro, Quindio, Colombia
Phone: +57-3113022171; E-mail: leinad@flautasdeamor.com
Web site: www.flautasdeamor.com
Flute Circle Focus: Native American flute