I was raised in the hills of Mendocino County, California, where I was fully home-schooled and encouraged to follow my own interests. Beginning as a young child, I was greatly inspired by beauty and sound in the natural world and began creating small musical instruments from clay, wood and other materials. I loved (and still love) inventing whistles and flutes and trying to create new sounds with each one.|
In 1995, I began an apprenticeship with master flute maker Monty Levenson, where I was exposed to all aspects of Shakuhachi making. From this experience, flute making has become an integral part of my life path. It has also steered me on a profound path of inner exploration and a meaningful meditation practice.
I branched off on my own and opened Hosetsu in 2006. I now live in Celo, NC with my wife Meredith and sons Oak and Eben. I am so grateful to be able to work from home and be with my family.
In my website, zenbambooflutes.com, I offer introductory level shakuhachi, Enhanced Resonance flutes, and Jinashi root ends. You can find shakuhachi accessories, including protective flute bags, on the website as well. I also do shakuhachi repairs.
Shakuhachi Flutes By Jem Klein