Make Your Own Bamboo Flute

with Noel Dowling | Windelf Flutes

half day workshop

Join Noel for a fun and interactive workshop making your very own bamboo flute! 

Turn an invasive weed into a beautiful musical instrument that you get to keep as part of the workshop. A shakuhachi, Native American or transverse flute can be made on the day.

Heat treated Aurea bamboo blanks are provided as are all tools. The workshop involves measuring, sanding, drilling and use of some small chisels.

After the flutes have been made, they are tuned to the notes of the desired key.  

Book quick, 15 spots per workshop only!

Cost: $50 per person INCLUDES MALENY WOOD EXPO DAY PASS 

Age: Suitable for 11 years and over (younger children can participate when accompanied by an adult)

When: 

Workshops repeated daily

  • Saturday May 4th, 9 am – 12.30 pm
  • Sunday May 5th, 9 am – 12.30 pm
  • Monday May 6th, 9 am – 12.30 pm

All tools and materials provided. 

No experience necessary.

About Noel Dowling

Noel was captivated when he first heard the mystical, haunting sound of the shakuhachi flute. This led him to explore the fascinating and mysterious world of bamboo flutes.   

Having an ample supply of running bamboo on a nearby property and some woodworking experience, Noel began to make his own flutes in his small workshop in the beautiful Noosa hinterland. That was about 20 years ago. 

Soon there were requests for flutes from friends and acquaintances and the hobby grew into a full-time business. Noel now sells a variety of his flutes worldwide from his website.