Darrell Bedoni learned to make traditional love flutes from John Rainer, the Taos Pueblo native and celebrated flute player, while studying music at Brigham Young University in 1979. He has been designing and crafting Contemporary Love Flutes and Medicine Man Whistles in 1984. The distinguishing characteristic of Darrells flutes is a direct air flow, thus eliminating the need for the tuning block found on most native flutes. Flutes are used for ceremonial, religious and meditative purposes.
Contemporary Love Flute also referred to as courting flute in Native American musical tradition, the first love flute began their evolution as a pure American art form in a social context. Among Lakota and other Plains tribes, it was originally an instrument of courtship.