I have had excellent professional experiences working with the following flute makers, repair people and organizations, and am confident in recommending them.  If you're looking for information about my studio, you can find it here.

White Plumb Lineage Zen

http://zenpeacemakers.org/bernie-glassman/
http://sojizencenter.com/ - Pennsylvania
http://gmzc.org/contact-us/ - Colorado
http://zencenter.org/index.php - California
http://www.dana-sangha.org/Eng/index.php - Paris, France
https://villagezendo.org/ - New York
https://zmm.mro.org/ - New York
http://www.zendobrasil.org.br/  - Brazil


Adyashanti

http://www.adyashanti.org/cafedharma/ - California


Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) and the Monk & Nuns of Plum Village

http://plumvillage.org/ - Paris, France

I have performed on professional Muramatsu flutes since High School and enjoy the quality of craftsmanship, the abundant tonal colors I can produce and the feel of the instrument in my hands!  I currently play on the Solid Silver DS Model Muramatsu with an offset G,  Eb roller and C# gismo.  The head joint is a solid silver, carved wingtip with excellent response and fullness of sound.  The folks at Muramatsu were extremely helpful in my search for my current flute.  I highly recommend you try a few! http://muramatsu-america.com/

Muramatsu America
915 South Main Street
Royal Oak MI 48067
By phone: (248) 336-2323
By fax: (248) 336-2320
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At recent concerts, several people have asked me where my flutes were made.

High Spirits Flutes:  Odell Borg
www.highspirits.com
P.O. Box 522
Patagonia, AZ 85624
1-800-394-1523

Butch Hall Flutes:
www.butchhallflutes.com

Amon Olorin Flutes: Ken Light
www.aoflutes.com
(plastic flutes available too!)

Recommended Book:  The Art of the Native American Flute by R. Carlos Nakai and James DeMars

I highly recommend the Yamaha Flutes and Piccolos for the beginner and intermediate student.  The sound in all three octaves is fantastic and these instruments are sturdy, not needing constant repairs.  Especially if the student takes care of the instrument.   Here are a few suggestions and recommended models:

BEGINNER STUDENT MODEL
Yamaha YFL-221 Student model, all silver plated, plateau (closed hole), C footjoint.
INTERMEDIATE MODELS
Yamaha YFL-361H Sterling silver headjoint, silver plated body, footjoint and keys, french (open hole), offset G, B footjoint
Yamaha YFL-461H Sterling silver headjoint, body and footjoint, silver plated keys, french (open hole), offset G, B footjoint


FLUTE WORLD:

This is an amazing resource for flutists and students where one can find most published flute music, instruments and various flute and music accoutrements!

Flute World Co.
P.O. Box 250248
Franklin, MI, 48025
phone: (248) 855-0410
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NEMC: This company in New Jersey has given many of my students some good deals on Flutes.
phone: 1- 800- 526-4593

Hammer Woodwinds
Mike and Carol Hammer
621 Bristol Pike
Bensalem, PA 19026
(215) 244-4981

Todaro's Music
Joseph Todaro
28 N. Lansdowne Ave.
Lansdowne, PA 19050
(610) 623-3555

Music and Arts
3551 Rhoads Ave.
Newtown Square, PA 19073
(610) 356-4674
MusicArts.com