A flute is a friend for life.
The flute picks you as it calls into your soul.
The best I can do is give you some sound links and tutorials to help you choose your instrument.
When your heart begins to dance inside you, you will know which one to get.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to make your instrument which includes: growing bamboo, fertilizing, thinning, harvesting, curing, cutting, washing, storing, find the piece for your project, marking, drilling, burning holes, cleaning inside, tuning, oiling and artwork. It is taking me about 2 weeks to complete your order because we have so many of them.
Over the years, I have had the privilege of spending time in studios that have captured many wonderful moments. As we have always asked our Creator to bless our work, some of it is absolutely amazing.
You can hear a sample of my Bamboo flute music here. It is world music, using 15 bamboo flutes and bamboo saxes. Nice mood music.
My heart has always been to use my music to bring peace and joy into this world. To that end, the proceeds of all my online music sales go directly to help the Kids of Cascabel.
For those interested, the flute featured in this video is the D Pennywhistle.
A special THANK YOU to all who have helped support Flutemaker Ministries.
We now support a children's home with 24 kids, plus another 80 children with severe needs. We are helping to move food to 300 "Feeding Centers" all throughout Nicaragua, have invested in micro-businesses to break the cycle of poverty. And in 2012, we started a farm.
Inside the shopping cart, you will have opportunity to donate $10 or $20 to Flutemaker Ministries if you would like.
For more information, you can visit FlutemakerMinistries.org.
Thanks so much for shopping at Erik the Flutemaker's -- a great place online to buy a flute and touch the world.
I have had the joy of making bamboo flutes for 43 years and have handmade over 150,000 wind instruments. It has been an adventure making bamboo flutes in Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Brazil, Hawaii, Costa Rica and Fiji, where I got to play for their President.
I settled in Florida due to the great flutemaking bamboo called Bambusa Multiplex that originated in southern China and settled into Japan for centuries. It arrived by ship to San Francisco and came by train to Florida around 1884, settling into the tropical gardens of pioneer horticulturalists and then into plant nurseries which spread the bamboo around Florida.
Thanks for coming into my bamboo flute world, you are about to embark on a musical journey. And yup, I thank God for making bamboo hollow! Without that, I am a ruined man.
Hope we can help!
Erik the Flutemaker.
Erik the Flutemaker
14701 SW 18th Court
Davie, FL 33325