About Al Solbjor
1970s I learned to build silver and gold transverse
flutes. In the late 1980s, I first heard the beautiful,
haunting sound of the Native American flute.
I didn't know what kind of flute I had heard, so I
began searching and asking friends and fellow musicians
if they'd heard of the instrument or if they knew
where I could get a recording of one. Once I
learned what the instrument was that I had heard,
I searched for quite some time before finding one
at a crafts/arts fair. I purchased my first
flute right there on the spot from an extremely talented
flute maker/musician, Werner John.
next year I practiced constantly and began making
my own flutes I am a one-person shop, and I
build all of my flutes myself from beginning to end.
Though I normally work on more than one flute at a
time, each flute is unique and has its own character.
DreamSpirit Flutes are Woodlands-style, and have
a mellow, round tone that is soothing and sweet.
I am not
Native American (other than that I was born in America);
therefore, my flutes are not "Native American
made". However, I honor the Native American