Richard C. Schrei
Handcrafted Wooden & Bammboo Flutes
Meditation & Healing Music
Richard is a classically trained musician and composer.  He is a Biosonic Repatterning practitioner, a Reiki Master/Teacher, a graduate of the MindBodySpirit Professional Training Program offered by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Washington, DC, and co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing, and a Member of the Sound Healers Association.

His eclectic experience - Classical, New Age, Ambient, Blues, Jazz, Chinese Modal Music, Musical Qigong, Tibetan & Sanskrit Chanting, and Native American - makes him a truly versatile and interesting musician.  His music has tremendous depth of feeling and the capacity to touch the innermost places of your mind, body and spirit to bring profound release, healing and relaxation.

Richard's CDs have been purchased in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Norway, the Russian Federation (Moscow), Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.

If you are interested in Richard performing, please use the Contact Form.

Many Native American Flute makers use routers or boring equipment and the NAFlutomat software program to determine many design aspects of the flute. They then use wood lathes to produce perfectly round flutes. However, I have chosen to use sculpting gouges to hand carve each half of the flute bore and then glue them together. After  hand shaping with a bench sander, the exit and true sound holes are created and finger holes are burned in with steel "burning rods."

There is aso a major diffenrence in the philosophy of flutemaking. A majority of the flutemakers see themselves as making concert quality instruments. Some make them out of multiple types of wood glued together, and almost all of them take great pride in the carving they do for the block, or "bird" that covers the channel between the exit hole and the true sound hole.  My flutes, however, are very simple; with no emphasis on carvings or multiple types of wood. In other words, I am not trying to make an art piece, but rather a simple flute.  And if requested, I do some inlay work with crushed stone - but only on custom-ordered flutes.