About Jem

Jem Klein is a gifted flute maker and woodworker. His work is displayed in galleries and museums throughout the USA. His shakuhachi flutes and revered worldwide.

If you're still curious about me and my family, take a look at our photo album or check out my photos on Instagram.

Jem Klein:
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 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.
I branched off and opened my own shakuhachi flute shop in 2006. I now live near Celo, NC with my wife Meredith and sons Oak and Eben. I am very grateful to be able to work from home and be with my family.
I also have a passion for woodworking. You can check out some of my work at: 


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