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    "Scott Loomis has been crafting Wind's Song Flutes for nine years. A former nationally recognized cabinetmaker, Scott understands wood and cares about detail and precision. Over the years, Scott has enhanced the musical quality of his flutes through study, constant refinement and experimentation. Today, they are the first choice of many professional musicians. Fortunately, the same qualities that allow professionals to perform sophisticated musical techniques also make these flutes easy to play for beginning players. Read below what professional musicians and others have to say."
 
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    "This is the flute for those who wish to make music."
 
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DSE
 

    "I just finished work on the soundtrack for the film, 'The Scarlet Letter' wherein two of your wonderful flutes are used, the A minor and the high G minor. They are ethereal and gorgeous. I used the A minor heavily on the soundtrack for the PBS series, 'The Way West' and the Sitting Bull theme is solo, with the A minor flute. It's awesome!
    No one out there pays as much attention to tonality as you."
    Douglas Spotted Eagle, Higher Octave Music
 
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    "Scott understands the respect and dignity the culture and music of Native Americans deserve. He takes pride in his work, creating a personal extension of himself in his flutes."
    Gary Stroutsos, Makoche Records    
 
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BALL
 

    "It has been said that the breath of the flute player speaks the voice of God. If this is true, I want an instrument worthy of the honor. Scott's flutes are exceptionally well tuned with a voice that is second to none. I have played Wind's Song Flutes on each of my recordings and also ESPN's documentary on Jim Thorpe. I enthusiastically recommend Scott's flutes to both novice and professional musicians."
    Jeff Ball, Red Feather Music and author of "Trailhead of the American Indian Courting Flute"
 
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    The following words from a 1995 letter from Dick Saggio are posted prominently in my shop. They remind me daily of the responsibility I have to make a difference in real lives through my work.
     
    "I've loved music for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately when I was in 5th grade I encountered a music teacher who was less than patient and my dream of learning the clarinet became a nightmare...Not until your curly redwood flute arrived did I dare to think that I could be a musician...The flute is always with me. It is my good friend..."
    "Seldom has anything so lived up to my expectations. From the first thrilling note I blew on my flute I knew I had become privy to a magic I had been seeking all my life...I wanted you to know how dramatically you have changed my life."
     
    And four years later, Saggio writes...
     
    "(My first curly redwood) is now a cherished flute, used regularly in public performances. I honor you each time I play it. You are truly a gifted flute maker, Scott...My first recording was released in July. I call it "The Thunder of Silence: A Native American Flute Journey"
    Saggio, Performer and Recording Artist    
 
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HOLLAND
 

    "As a composer/musician I need flutes with good tonality, to be used with other Western and non-Western instruments for performance and recording. Scott gives careful attention to tuning. His flutes have an enchanting sound. Wind's Song flutes are very free playing and have a beautiful voice, setting them apart from other flutes."
    Mark Holland, Autumn's Child
 
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    "Loomis flutes are among the finest I have ever had the pleasure to play. Their clarity of voice, purity of tone, and precise tuning have not been matched in my flute experience. Scott puts his heart into each flute, creating individual works of art. I carry Scott's flutes for my flute Sound Healing students, play them in concert, and use many of them in recording my CD's."
    Nina Spiro, Music Therapist and Recording Artist    
    (No internet contact information!)    
 
SPIRO
 
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FIELDS
 

    "Words can't touch the feelings that washed over me and through me as I pulled that flute out... tears began to come when I first held the flute. They really started to flow when I played the first 3 or 4 notes. Bob is so very right, your flutes are so very clear, crystal clear..."
    "The flute is beautiful, *gorgeous* aesthetically, even more so beautiful in sound, tone, and timbre, and it has some wonderful energy."
    Dave Fields, Coordinator of the Flutecircle Listserv
 
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    "The spirit and tonality of Wind's Song Flutes stand in a class by themselves. When playing your flutes, my emotions and prayers are expressed in a way that touch my soul as well as those around me. Wind's Song Flutes will be featured in my next recording for sure!"
    Mac Lopez, Whirlwind Studios    
 
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    "The best sounding flutes we offer."
    Lark in the Morning
 
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    "Scott, I often get asked by people if I can recommend a flute maker to them. Your name is always on my top three list. My criteria: reputation, honesty, tuning, master craftsmanship, unconditional money-back guarantee, approachability after purchase, and whether the experience with the flute maker is enjoyable and spiritual. Over the past two years I have purchased five of your flutes. It is without hesitation that I recommend your flutes as being one of the best crafted and sounding flutes made in the world today."
    John Sarantos, Music Educator and co-author of A Kokopelli Christmas: Songs for the Winter Season    
 
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CRAWFORD
 

    "I feel compelled to tell you how happy I am with the White 'C' flute. I am sure having fun with it and think it is the most lovely flute I own!"
    Tim Crawford, co-author of Flute Magic: An Introduction to the Native American Flute
 
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    "In 1993 I fell in love with the sound of the flute. Even though I had no musical training or talents, I bought my first flute which luckily happened to be a Wind's Song Flute. It was so easy to play that I felt encouraged and eager to learn more. Now, five years later, I have a collection of over 40 flutes by 15 different flute makers. Of all my flutes, my Wind's Song Flutes are my favorites and I play them the most. As I progressed in my understanding and playing, I have been able to recognize, value, and appreciate the superior craftsmanship, excellent tuning, and beautiful voices of Wind's Song Flutes. I already have 10 of them and I always want another one."
    Sherrie Kuhl, Co-Founder of the Oregon Flute Circle    
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WALKINGSTIK
 

    "Finally a flute that's a joy to play. To the interested musician these are concert quality flutes."
    Ed "Sky" Walkinstik-Man-Alone
 
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    "Wind`s Song Flutes allow my heart and fingers to meld into their single purpose: to make beautiful music. Scott`s instruments combine clarity of tone, ease of fingering, and reliability for my performing and studio recording with artistic integrity. I love them!"
    Christine Ibach, Cedar Wind and Laughing Cat Records    
 
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SIZEMORE
 

    "Traditional values working in concert with contemporary methods to create a distinctive sound and image. Scott Loomis' flutes clearly carry the integrity of the maker. I'm proud to have played them on my first two solo recordings."
    Dennis Sizemore, Worldwind Studios
 
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    "As an amateur flute maker, I always go to my Loomis flutes as the standard for how a flute should sound or play. Even though I enjoy making my own, I still buy Loomis flutes to play - they're the best."
    Gary Kuhl, Oregon    
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    "Loomis flutes are by far the finest flutes that I have ever played. Everywhere I go I look for flutes that I can play, but none compare with Scott's. I won't record with any other flute than a Wind's Song Flute made by Scott Loomis."
    Samuel C. "Tayazo" Kurz, Rising Wolf Productions
 
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    "I have flutes from most of the major flute makers and some from some that no one's heard of...if anyone asked me to recommend a plains-style flute maker, I would recommend you...your flutes have the sweetest tone of any of the Plains Style flutes I've played. I am very impressed by your work. You have a natural instinct for it."
    Hawk and Geri LittleJohn, Makers of Woodland Style Flutes    
 
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    "The flute arrived today. I was truly blown away by the sound. It is the sweetest plains style flute that I have ever played. It is an inspiring instrument which I will be playing every day. I will be wanting several more."
    Gary Ragland, North Carolina
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    "My new flute is everything I imagined it would be. It is beautiful to look at and the craftsmanship is magnificent. From the first moment I put it to my lips, I have been amazed at the quality of the sounds that come from it. I have never played an instrument that the notes flow from as easily as they do from my Wind's Song Flute."
    Joe Yurkovic, Pennsylvania    
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CALAVAN
 

    "As a friend and fellow flute maker I would like to say how much I enjoyed receiving my new one of a kind Eagle Flute. I have always admired your dedication and patience in making each flute the best it can be. This special flute is a welcome edition to my unique flute collection and to my other five Loomis flutes. Thank you for putting beauty and harmony in your flutes."
    Jeff Calavan, Oregon Flute Store
 
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    "I have just purchased my third Wind's Song Flute and I just want to thank you for making such remarkable flutes. I found out the hard way that not all flutes are created equal. Yours are the only ones that are perfectly clear on all notes. I recommend your flutes to everyone who asks."
    David O'Neal    
 
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GENTLE_THUNDER
 

    "Thank you for all the time and energy you put into crafting your flutes. It is an honor to play them and to share the love. I speak your name often as I tell stories about my flutes, always in deep appreciation of your artistry."
    Gentle Thunder
 
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    "Your artistry and craftsmanship are an integral part of VoGE music. I have not used any native flutes in the studio but yours since the day I received the first!"
    Voice of Golden Eagle    
 
VoGE
 
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CLOUD
 

    "I just got your MeadowLark Cedar F Flute delivered and I must tell you, the photos did not do this Flute justice. The craftsmanship is great, and such detailed painting. Voice is awesome, truly a masterpiece. "
    "I will be using this one on the next CD project, which will begin within the next month."
    Eagle Cloud
 
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    "Flutes by Scott Loomis are amazing! I have recorded with 2 of the Bird Beak series flutes (G and F) and they play as good as any flute available. Scott really has a special gift and shares it in an honorable way."
    Jan Michael Looking Wolf Reibach    
 
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    "The flute is everything I hoped for and expected....utterly beautiful to play....clear and easy on every single hole without exception and with good volume. I just love that slightly "reedy" sound that all the Loomis flutes I have tried out have (F, G, and now E). And they are all so lightweight - encouraging a subtle finger touch....the flute virtually disappears to leave only its voice, and what a voice!"
    "With Tom Smith's paintwork it must be very tempting to some people to only display these flutes....no way should anyone gag such beauty. When played, your craft combines with Tom's art to breathe life....they are more than just another musical instrument."
    Robin TwoFlutes
 
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    "Your flute is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you for your talent and passion for these beautiful instruments. This one is sure to enrich my life for many years to come."
    Jacqueline Robie    
 
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    "It arrived!!! It is every bit as lovely and as joyful to play as I anticipated. I tried several of your flutes at RNAF 2001 and was very pleased with what I saw and heard. This one is fully in keeping with any I tried. As opposed to (another well-known maker), I like the fact that you don't have to blow so hard. I like to get a wide range of volume from each note and yours does that beautifully. Not that I don't love my (other maker's) flutes—I just really enjoy the expression I can get from a flute like yours."
    Clark Musgrove
 
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    "I received my flute today. When I opened the package, the feel and beauty of the flute caused my eyes to water. As a photographer, beauty like this is spirit felt and deeply moves me. The gift and beauty of your spirit is very much a part of the flute. I am honored. Even though I've never played the flute before, the first time I gave it my breath, the sound was rich and full. It is with childlike wonder that I look forward to the day when breath becomes music."
    Ivory    
 
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    "The flute does indeed speak to me. Its voice resonates with the spirit of the seasons and touches the blood memory within me. I am honored to hold it in trust and to learn from this Elder the gift of music. Your craftsmanship is truly a blessing and a gift that I shall honor and seek to be worthy of."
    Michael, serving a life sentence in prison
 
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    "What a difference. The tone, the feel of the wood, the resonance – it is just what I wanted and it will be with me always. Thank you – the flute has brought a great thrill and excitement to my life and having a top quality flute is an honor."
    Jerome George    
 
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    "Thank you for making the wonderful woodpecker head flute in F#. Tom's artwork is exquisite but the real thrill is in the unique tone of your flute. It is sort of like a fine wooden recorder, but then again, more mellow. It has a light and playful tone and the balance of the flute is perfect. It fits my fingers easily and the cherry wood is a lovely choice for this flute."
    Larry Bearded Wolf
 
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    "I play other instruments but this is my first Native American style flute. It is easy to learn to play if you have a quality instrument like the flutes that you create. I am not famous nor a noted musician but if I can learn to play the Native American plains flute using one of your top quality flutes then anyone with the desire and love of flute music can as well. Your flutes are fantastic!"
    Gary Stokum    
 
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DSE
 

    "Hi Scott. I'm sending you a link to a video produced by the New Mexico Music Commission.
    I'm playing one of your beautiful Crane flutes in the video and think it looks really nice."
    New Mexico Music Commission Video
     
    Randy Granger's Website
 
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