history

I first began making flutes in 1959 at the Artley Flute Company.  In 1961, I went to work in the Heritage division of the Armstrong Flute Company, then a separate entity dedicated to making flutes of the highest quality in silver and gold.  In all, I spent 18 years ar Armstrong, the last 10 in different areas of management, the last 5 as plant manager, responsible for hiring, purchasing, and production.

Spacer.gif (51 bytes)In 1979, I became part owner and vice president of an aerospace machine shop, but I knew after a couple of years that I had to get back to making flutes.   With encouragement from friend and fellow flute craftsman Jack Moore, I decided to make my own flute.

Spacer.gif (51 bytes)With specifications for the William Bennett Scale in hand, I made the precision tooling for my flutes in the machine shop, and established Tom Green Flutes in 1983.

Spacer.gif (51 bytes)Initially a part-time venture, Tom Green Flutes grew largely through word-of mouth.  Ten years later, in 1993, I began crafting flutes on a full-time basis, and enlisted the help of my two sons.

Spacer.gif (51 bytes)Flutists around the world praise Tom Green flutes for their deep, rich tone, accuracy of intonation, mechanical reliability, and comfort in their hands.

Spacer.gif (51 bytes)When you order a Tom Green flute or head joint, you get a precision-crafted, handmade instrument that reflects the best that my 43 years of experience, craftsmanship, and technology can offer.