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Traveling Vest Virginia
Native American Flute Maker
Teaching Forestry With Music



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John Fichtner has a passion for nature and specifically the native American culture.

A forestry and woodworking instructor at the Roane-Jackson Technical Center in Jackson County, Fichtner teaches his students about trees and the wood they produce. Every aspect of forestry is covered, from the cutting, sawing into lumber, drying, to the finished product.

One unique project his students enjoy every year is making handmade native American flutes from West Virginia hardwoods and learning to play them. Fichtner is an accomplished maker and player, and enjoys passing his knowledge and passion to his students.

Roane/Jackson Technical Center

Native American Flute Maker Person Interviewed: John Fichtner
Title: Forestry Woodworking Instructor
Location: Jackson County, West Virginia
Address: U.S. 33 Leroy, WV 25252
Phone: 304-372-7335



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