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Anniversary Set - # 1・St. Simons Collection | 50 Year Anniversary Flute Set
Anniversary Set - # 1・St. Simons Collection | 50 Year Anniversary Flute Set
Anniversary Set - # 1・St. Simons Collection | 50 Year Anniversary Flute Set
Anniversary Set - # 1・St. Simons Collection | 50 Year Anniversary Flute Set
Anniversary Set - # 1・St. Simons Collection | 50 Year Anniversary Flute Set
Anniversary Set - # 1・St. Simons Collection | 50 Year Anniversary Flute Set
Anniversary Set - # 1・St. Simons Collection | 50 Year Anniversary Flute Set
Anniversary Set - # 1・St. Simons Collection | 50 Year Anniversary Flute Set
Anniversary Set - # 1・St. Simons Collection | 50 Year Anniversary Flute Set
Anniversary Set - # 1・St. Simons Collection | 50 Year Anniversary Flute Set

Anniversary Set - # 1・St. Simons Collection

50 Year Anniversary Flute Set

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This September was very special to me as I celebrated 50 years of flute making!

During this time I have acquired many exotic scales from Asia and the Middle East. Some of my flutes were inspired by archeological digs of ancient flutes. Some flutes were gifted to me and others I bought throughout  my travels to Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil. Some of my flutes are my own creations like the Meditation Flute and the Brazilian Major.

The ST. Simon's Set Includes:

1) The Meditation Flute (Created in 1975) Deep and Exotic.

2) The Oriental Flute: Pentatonic. 7th Century Japanese scale. With us since 1984. 

3) Deep Insen Flute: A new deeper model just now released inspired by 1600's Japanese Koto music.

4) Harmonic Minor Flute: An Old World European Renaissance feel.

5) Arabian Flute: Mid-Eastern Sound.

6) Major Flute: Great to copy tunes.

7) My Chinese Flute: Inspired by a professor's commission to build a flute for a theatrical play that came out so good, I took it to the market. Pentatonic.

8) Jiahu Crane Flute: Inspired by a 9,000 year old flute found in a potter's community in Henan China. Pentatonic.

 The Mission Flutes have been tuned, sanded, oiled and bound by a protective binding. The Mission Set includes flute lessons and to say thank you, I will toss in a beautiful $75 Flute Bag and will ship your Flute Set for free inside the USA

The Story of Your Flute Set: This September, 2020 I celebrate 50 years of flute making! It started in Mexico when I gave away my best flute to a beggar without legs. Two days later I traveled to the south and found a patch of cane in the home of a poor Indian lady with a sick child. I gave her money to buy medicine and she allowed me to cut some stalks. That is when 'Erik the Flutemaker' was born. And the idea that flute-making could help others too. 50 years later, this Mission Set will help meet the needs of a few of the 266 special needs children in our program in the village of Palacaguina in northern Nicaragua. 

 At the end of August 2020, Linda and I drove to St. Simons Island, Georgia, to meet my new granddaughter who traveled down from Washington DC and while enjoy her company I discovered good flute making bamboo called Bambusa Multiplex Silverstripe. It originally came from Japan to the USA around 1884. I was able to get permission from the St. Simon's Land Trust and the Land Trust manager even held the bamboo as I cut it! Such favor warmed my heart. As to the name St. Simon, I can relate to him as he was a political zealot who came to Jesus. For me, after realizing that violence only bred more violence in the radical 1960's, I too found peace and purpose in Christ. Another cool thing is that right in front of where this bamboo grew, Charles and John Wesley during their missionary service in America during colonial times, traveled this road. Soon after they returned to England they they changed England and Charles also became one of the greatest hymn writers in Church history.

Where the funding is going: Special needs children in Palacaguina, Nicaragua will benefit from this fundraiser. Their needs include beds,  hand cranked food grinders for softer food, a table and chairs set, doctor visits, medications, exams, clothing, kitchen utensils... The actual list is below for the present kids we are helping with this sale.

As this is a fundraiser for group #7, and #8, the flutes are non-refundable.

These are the kids we are presently helping:

Group 9 Palacaguina children

# 1-Siux Citlalí Guzmán García

Age: 23 years

Diagnosis: brain atrophy

Place: Palacaguina

Special needs

Bed ---------------------‐---- $ 120

Table& Chairs----------‐---------- $ 60

Medicine --------------------- $ 300

Linens & Mattress -----‐--------------‐ $ 50

Kitchen Utensils ----------------------- $ 60

Clothing ------------------- $ 60

Total: -----------------‐-------- $ 650


# 2-Damaris del Carmen Sánchez

Age: 26 years

Diagnosis: epilepsy

Place: Palacaguina

Special needs

Bed --------------------------- $ 120

Medicine ---------------------- $ 250

Kitchen Utensils--------------‐----------- $ 60

Clothing--------------‐----$ 60

Fan ------------------------ $ 30

Clothing & Bed sheets--------------‐----$ 50

Table & Chairs---------------------- $ 60

Total: ---------------------------- $ 630


# 3-Bayardo José Contreras

Age: 18 years

Diagnosis: left hemiparesis

Place: Palacaguina

Special needs

Bed --------------------------- $ 120

Clothing---------------------- $ 60

Kitchen Utensils -------------------- $ 60

Table & Chairs-------------------- $ 60

Fan ------------------------ $ 30

Bed -------------------------- $ 120

Total: ----------------‐---------- $ 380


# 4-Brenda Mayela Rye

Age: 25 years

Diagnosis: cerebral palsy

Place: Palacaguina

Special needs

Clothing ----------------- $ 60

Utensils ----------------- $ 60

Bed -------------‐---------- $ 120

Table & Chairs--------------- $ 60

Milk ------------------------- $ 80

Bed ------------------------- $ 50

Total: ---------------------‐---- $ 430


# 5-Amanda Lorena Muñoz Gonzalez

Age: 30 years

Diagnosis: down syndrome

Place: Palacaguina

Special needs

Linens and Mosquito net -------------------- $ 50

Table & Chairs---------------------------- $ 60

Kitchen Utensils-------------------------- $ 60

Fan ------------------------ $ 30

Clothing ----------------------- $ 60

Total: ---------------------------- $ 260


# 6-Nahomy Cristela Vallecillo González

Age: 9 years

Diagnosis: down syndrome

Place: Palacaguina

Special needs

Milk ------------------------- $ 80

Cloth Diapers --------------------- $ 20

Kitchen Utensils-------------------------- $ 60

Table & Chairs ---------------------------- $ 60

Fan ------------------------ $ 30

Clothing ---------------------- $ 60

Total: --------------------------- $ 310

Group #9 need is $ 2,660. I am hoping to send funding Oct. 15th.


Other items that help us raise funding for our special needs kids:

Bumping Into God - PDF Download  The story about my travels

The Bird Whistle Made by one of the mercy families we help

The Double Flute  A fun and creative instrument 

If you would just like to help out, you can donate directly on the Flutemaker Ministries website.

Thank you! Erik the Flutemaker

Flute Care: As this bamboo was naturally dried, I highly recommend keeping them away from extreme hot and cold. Back in the late 1970's a music store in New York City bought my naturally died flutes and placed them in their window. They later told me many cracked. The window was exposed to the winter cold and likely the summer sun. Do not leave them in a hot car. We oiled your flute before leaving the shop. But in a month you can oil them again. Oiling with mineral oil inside and coconut oil outside will allow your flutes to live longer. If one splits with a small crack you can fill it with some wood glue. And wipe away the excess with a damp paper towel. Taking them into your bathroom when you shower will allow the bamboo to drink moisture from the air. 

International Customers: If you are outside the USA please be aware that there is a shipping cost and later you will have a customs cost too. 

 


 

 Regular price $399.00
Unit price  per 

Anniversary Set - # 1・St. Simons Collection

50 Year Anniversary Flute Set

Anniversary Set - # 1・St. Simons Collection

50 Year Anniversary Flute Set

AN INSTRUMENT IS A FRIEND FOR LIFE

You can pick your instrument in the key you want to play in or it can pick you, as it calls to your soul offering to take you to an enchanted place.

When your heart begins to dance inside you, you will know which one to get.

Shopping Tips: Your instrument should fit your hands, so be aware if in the product description we are recommending an instrument for large hands. Please let us know in the “Order Notes” at Checkout if you are buying for a guy or a gal, if your fingers are very thin, or if your hand span is very small.

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Anniversary Set - # 1・St. Simons Collection

50 Year Anniversary Flute Set

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Anniversary Set - # 1・St. Simons Collection

50 Year Anniversary Flute Set

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We make sure that all the packages we deliver are well wrapped and packed to insure that your instrument will arrive safely to you.

Most of our instruments come with a flute bag and lessons with some easy songs to play. Check out what unboxing an Erik the Flutemaker’s package is like in the video below:


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