McKenna

Founded in 1994, McKenna Flutes, Inc. considers every instrument created to be a work of art. Mr. McKenna puts something of himself into each instrument, while keeping in mind that the instrument is for the player. Chris McKenna, president, is a flutemaker, inventor, composer and musician. He has designed and manufactured professional flutes for more than 20 years and continues to explore, research and develop new ways of working with sound to create non-ordinary states and reveal mind-body relationships, as well as researching applied physics and acoustics. Chris has studied with John Moses, Jimmy Meyer, Andre Lizotte, members of St. Louis and Boston Symphonies and attended Berklee College of Music.

Research in materials has always been an important part of McKenna Flutes’ journey. The dynamic flexibility between density and other variables has always been a pursuit as evidenced by Chris’ research into mouthpieces made from a wide variety of materials including nickel, brass, titanium, lead, wood, phenolic, paper, paper mache, bamboo, rhubarb, PVC, ABS, graphite, acrylic, terra cotta, porcelain, lead crystal, quartz and others. McKenna flutes has been on the forefront of proving that the combination of flute headjoint and body, as purchased from one of the major companies, can be improved upon by finding the perfect balance between the individual's technique, headjoints from other manufacturers and the flute body. This is in contrast to assuming that the capability of the flute body is idealized when paired with the manufacturer's provided mouthpiece. Concentrating on headjoints, Mckenna Flutes has developed a range of designs and materials with the versatility to be married with all makes of flutes as well as the flexibility to accommodate both student and professional musicians.

SKU Product name   Price    
9000000MCKCHRBRC Bracelet - Flute Mechanism Charms
  • $240.00
9000000MCKDANBUS Earrings - Dangle Bushings
  • $50.00
80000000MCKHELIX Earrings - Helix
  • $40.00
9000000MCKHITPOS Earrings - Hitching Posts
  • $50.00
9000000MCKMINEAR Earrings - Miniature Trill Cup
  • $90.00
9000000MCKPICBUT Earrings - Piccolo Buttons
  • $60.00
80000000MCKFLRIB Earrings - Piccolo Ribs
  • $70.00
700000000MCKPOST Earrings - Posts
  • $50.00
9000000MCKSHTSTR Earrings - Shooting Star
  • $80.00
9000000MCKCHIEAR Earrings - Silver Chime
  • $70.00
DEMOMKH0024XXXXX Headjoint - McKenna Sterling silver M Series with 18k Gold riser and 14k Adler wings (Demo Sale)
  • 15% OFF
  • $2,380.00
DEMOMKH0019XXXXX Headjoint - McKenna Sterling silver with 14k Gold riser and Mother of Pearl Button (Demo Sale)
  • 15% OFF
  • $2,125.00
D00HJMCKNXXXXXXX McKenna Headjoint M Series
  • $2,500.00
9000000MCKGSHBLG Necklace - G Sharp Key
  • $130.00
9000000MCKMINPNT Necklace - Miniature Pointed Trill Cup
  • $100.00
9000000MCKPICCUP Necklace - Piccolo Cup
  • $90.00
9000000MCKSILCHI Necklace - Silver Chime
  • $100.00
9000000MCKTRLLVR Necklace - Trill Lever
  • $90.00
9000000MCKCUFLNK Silver Key French Cufflinks
  • $110.00
D00HJSFMKXXXXXXX Simply Flute Headjoint by McKenna
  • $3,500.00