When you buy a flute from Hosetsu Shakuhachi you are not buying some factory made item. You are purchasing a handcrafted work of art and at the same time helping my family live in balance with our moral, ethical, and spiritual beliefs.
There's a little bit about me below, and if you're still curious about my family & me take a look at our photo album.
I was raised in the hills of Mendocino County, California, where I was fully home-schooled and encouraged to follow my own interests. Beginning as a young child, I was greatly inspired by beauty and sound in the natural world and began creating small musical instruments from clay, wood and other materials. I loved (and still love) inventing whistles and flutes and trying to create new sounds with each one.
At the age of 15, I began an apprenticeship with master flute maker Monty Levenson of Tai Hei Shakuhachi, where I was exposed to all aspects of Shakuhachi making. From this experience, flute making has become an integral part of my life path. It has also steered me on a profound path of inner exploration and a meaningful meditation practice.
I branched off on my own and opened Hosetsu in 2006. I now live in Black Mountain, NC with my wife Meredith and sons Oak and Eben. I am so grateful to be able to work from home and be with my family. I also have a passion for woodworking. You can check out some of my work at: http://www.woodenbarrettes.com & http://www.handcraftedhives.com &
"There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way"