What Is Ocarina?
The ocarina is a wind instrument in the family of flutes. A standard single-chamber has 10 to 12 fingering holes and can play up to 2 octaves. They are easy to pick up and learn, being a more ideal first wind instrument for beginners.
You can find many fingering styles among different ocarina models including the transverse chromatic fingering and English fingering for 5-hole pendants.
Who I Am
My name is Caroline Soucy and I began my ocarina-making journey when I was 16 years old. I was amazed by the pocket-sized wind instrument very popular with the video game Zelda: Ocarina of Time. As a flute player, I naturally wanted to know more about ocarinas and I started making them. It was a revelation as I had thought it was just a fantasy video game instrument!
In my time making ocarinas I have sold them all around the world, always improving my techniques and making better and better quality instruments. I love to make sculptural flutes such as dragons and wolves.
Music is my passion and I hope you can join me in this journey of ocarina playing.