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Make Your Own Bamboo Flute Workshop | Maleny Wood Expo 2024

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Join Noel Dowling 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 to achieve the desired key.

Book quickly, 15 spots per workshop only!


Age: 11 years and over (unless accompanied by an adult)

When: Daily

Saturday May 4th, Sunday May 5th , Monday May 6th

9am to 12.30pm

All tools and materials provided. 


See the Program Booklet or visit the Info Tent when you arrive at the Maleny Wood Expo to find out where your workshop is being held.


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.

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