A FLUTEMAKER'S
STORIES

They Came Down My Street

Dearest Bamboo VIP:You are invited to an exclusive lunch and Round Table to discuss the Japanese plant Taiho Chiku known in 1886 as Bambusa Argentea Striata in Florida.  All my special guests have not only touched the...

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2020

I think we all can agree that we entered 2020 wanting to be well, happy and be a blessing in these next 10 years. Then Suddenly the Pandemic! Uh Oh.... Our hearts go out to the...

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The Train

Someone once said, “A dream, is a vision in the night and a vision, is a dream, in the day.”I don’t know what I had, perhaps my soul was seeing what I was feeling in pictures....

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The Story of Your Flute

After four decades of harvesting bamboo in Florida for flutes, I began to ask the question, "How did this get here". Even the old-timers could not answer. After 4 years of researching, I have become the "Erik the Flute-maker...

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History of the Flute

A four holed flute made from a femur bone of a bear was found in a cave in France. Flutes have been found in tombs in Egypt and depicted on their walls. Clay flutes and whistles...

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My First Flute

Up to this time I owned and loved a wooden flute that was made in India. The strong wood revealed a lovely grain. A brass ring hugged the end of it, looking like a prince from...

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