Rich founded the following two programs that
have been benefiting children who are at-risk of not meeting their full potential. He has a
strong belief that we have a responsibility to share the beauty and healing power of music
with all of our
The Heart of the City Piano Program (HCPP) strives to enhance the lives of and learning
opportunities for at-risk youth through musical education.
To proactively address the social issue of poverty and social justice by the advancement of a more
equitable opportunity for disadvantaged youth to participate in music lessons.
The program is not only intended to give the students musical skills. Through exposure to positive
role models and opportunities to perform at and attend live music performances, students will gain
a sense of accomplishment, confidence, increased self-esteem. When children realize that they
are capable of creating music, the whole world opens up to them. They realize that they can
be a part of the beauty around them and that they are more than capable of accomplishing whatever
they set their minds to.
I love the idea of plastic flutes. A flute I can enjoy anywhere anytime without worrying about
having to baby it. I have been collecting various plastic Native american style flutes and I must
comment that yours is so far superior! The tuning, dynamic range, stability of pitch, beauty and
clarity of pitch are amazing. I have been totally spoiled by your Northern Spirit flute and would
HIGHLY recommend it to anyone as the ideal first flute and beyond as a keeper!
I am your loyal fan!
Sincerely, Liz Moore
Just wanted to confirm my order did arrive on the 18th and I've
been playing it ever since. :) Thanks again for the premium
sure to recommend your services for anyone that's looking for a high quality and durable
Native American Flute.
"Hi there, I received my flute very
quickly. I really commend you on the tone and simplicity of it. I am extremely happy with it and would
recommend it to anyone. I will buy another from you whenever you make a different key. Also I am interested
in trying out your drone flute sometime. Thanks so much!" -
Just received the flutes - Wow they play wonderfully!!! I have several NAF flutes and have been
playing for a long time. Your flute plays with and sounds with the best them. What a wonderful
gift you have created for everyone . . . FUZEN . . . blowing Zen.
Thank you again and I am saving to by the kit I want to share the gift with my friends and fellow Tai
Chi enthusiasts. Great way to learn breath.
Walk in Beauty, - azchimp
Thank you for sending the flute out to me quickly. The pitch is perfect and
it's so easy to blow into. Please email me whenever you have for sale additonal
ABS flutes in different keys.
Once again, thank you!
Be well, - Joanne Degnan :)
"Your project flutes-for-kids rocks!" - Marina Nadir
The flute that you so
generously gave to me has been given to a very deserving at-risk teenager from a local native
tribe. I was doing an artist in residence program and this young man picked up the flute that I
had been bringing with me and began to make incredible music with it. This kid had been in a
reserved shell for the entire program until he picked up that flute. By the time he was done,
another at risk teen had joined him in a duet with her singing. Tears and joy were in full
It was immediately clear after that
young man picked it up that that flute was now his.
I just wanted to let you know that it
found a deserving and permanent home.
"I had the honor of getting a phone
call, one day, from Rich Dubé of Northern Spirit Flutes. He asked me if I would help him with
designing flutes, he was working on, that are made entirely from U.S. Food and Drug Administration
approved ABS plastic and explained to me that it was for children, so that they would be able to
learn how to make and play these wonderful instruments at a very affordable price. I could tell in
his voice that Rich was extremely sincere and committed to this project. Having children learn about
this instrument is very important to me as well, so I told him to ask away with any questions he may
have had and I would be happy to help him however I could. Rich called me several times and sent me
several design ideas via E-mail to look at and discuss. He purchased a flute from me so that he could
visually see how I made my wood flutes. Rich got as close as possible (molds permitting), making a
very doable design. These flutes play very well and are fantastic for children to learn on. I tip my
hat to Richard for staying so dedicated and for spending hours and hours of his time and using his
own money to finance this project for the kids.
Rich, you are a good man with a good spirit....."
Spirit of the Woods Flutes