When Werner John was introduced to a small wooden flute at age 11 it was love at first note! He has been playing for over 40 years. The Native American flute is a wonderful instrument, it sounds great, it's physically beautiful, but the best part about it is how easy it is to play. I've sold about 800 flutes to people all over the northeast in the last 16 years or so and no one has ever came back for more than three lessons. That says a lot about an instrument that people just pick up and make their own very quickly.