I really enjoyed my introduction to the Native American flute. I was checking out websites post-Meetup to try and find the practice flute model distributed yesterday evening. Saw several others, but not that particular one. Do you have a link, or can you please make recommendations?
My response on Meetup, with some additions:
It was wonderful to make music with you on the Native American flute. The "beginner" flutes we use are from Rich Dubé, Northern Spirit Flutes http://www.northernspiritflutes.net/ These A minor pentatonic flutes may be ordered directly from Rich, or at a discount at our flute circle meetings.
Good values the next step up in pricing include High Spirits Flutes http://www.highspirits.com/ (widely available through many retailers) and Butch Hall Flutes https://www.butchhallflutes.com/.
Brad Young, 4 Wind Flutes, makes nice flutes and Brad is a great guy. You can get these if you are able to attend Native American flute festivals in the Northeast, such as the Potomac Native American Flute Festival (they took a break 2015) http://www.potomacflutefestival.org/ and SunWatch Native Flute Festival http://www.sunwatch.org/program-a-events/special-events/14-sunwatch-flute-and-art-festival. Unlike the flutes mentioned earlier that are quite uniform, each of Brad Young's flutes are individualized and unique.
I hope you will continue to enjoy playing Native American flute.