Seminole Chronicle - Local teen flutist will represent America in Irish competition: "Local teen flutist will represent America in Irish competition
By Amy KD Tobik | August 11, 2010
The spirit of the Irish comes alive in Matt Saunders as he picks up his wooden flute and begins to play one of his favorite tunes.
As he steadily taps his foot to the uplifting beat, swiftly playing the notes, it's clear the 17-year-old plays straight from the heart.
'I feel very much in my element when I play,' Saunders said. 'I feel like that's what I should be doing. I love the way it buzzes underneath your fingers when you play because it's a wooden flute as opposed to a metal flute, so when you play it there's this 'reediness' to it; it vibrates.'"