What people have to say about Gary:
“In his lifetime, Gary has played music from many cultures. His integrity, humanity and humor have opened doors into personal and private worlds. The gift of songs and relationships with people from around the world has enriched Gary’s life. These are gifts that Gary honors and remembers.”
-Julie Cajune, Salish Montana educator
"I cannot imagine trying to come to terms with the history of this complicated country I have chosen to make my life's work without Gary's exquisite mastery and understanding of its many varied musical traditions. We don't leave home without him."
- Ken Burns, Florentine Films
"Gary’s work with students is engaging, empowering and inspiring. His flute playing is exquisite and his stories enchanting. Students absolutely love Uncle Gary!”
– Michael Caemmerer, Director of Icicle Creek Performing Arts Center in Leavenworth, Washington
"Gary enchants students with his beautiful instruments and his deep connections to the histories and traditions of the cultures they represent. I have seen both elementary and middle school students equally in awe of the sights and sounds of the flutes and their stories. Gary shares the stories of his flutes from a deeply honest perspective that is balanced with extensive historical research as well as personal experience."
- Katie Lappier, Broadway Center in Tacoma
"Gary Stroutsos is not only an excellent musician, but an inspired storyteller. He is able to connect with his audience, enabling them to feel his music as part of our shared memories."
- Jo Falls, Director of Education, Tohono Chul, Tucson, AZ
"Gary's musical talents not only make him a gifted musician but his cultural experiences make him a preserver of stories."
- Mark Manuel, City of Bellevue Diversity Outreach and Engagement Administrator
“Gary Stroutsos, translucent Native American flutist whose musical expression is simply magical, mystical, and transcendent. All properties of music as it was divinely conceived.”
- Danilo Lozano, Flute Artist, Producer, and Professor of Music, Whittier College
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