All flutes are handmade by design, with elegant sound, and pristine quality. Making these musical instruments is a passion for Mending Heart Music, and we love to pass the beauty on to others. All flutes are made of the highest quality, but affordable. These flutes can be used by the most experienced or someone who is just learning of their beauty.
Mending Heart Music participation in the 2013 arts and craft fair.
Goddess inspired flutes Wonderful time together. I am honored to be asked to teach
From early on in time, this wooden flute music has been know to express emotion and deep feeling.
All flutes are made of the highest quality, but affordable. These flutes can be used by the most experienced or someone who is just learning of their beauty.
Centuries ago almost every world culture used the flute for ritual, healing, education and entertainment. One of the most ancient of instruments, its evocative sound was so powerful the Spaniards forbade the indigenous peoples of South America to play it lest it hinder the conquest of their land. (Maria Kostelas)
What makes this particular instrument so powerful, so moving? Some say the sound of the flute is closest to that of the human voice, that it bypasses the conscious mind more effectively than other instruments. This factor may account for its popularity and for what is often witnessed as an immediate positive response on mental, emotional, physical and spiritual levels. (Maria Kostelas)
It induces a deep state of relaxation, and the results documented include: a decrease in stress, anxiety, pain, insomnia, and depression, as well as an increase in vitality, clarity and a strengthening of one's connection to the Divine. (Maria Kostelas)
"Good music can increase your pleasure and be your oasis when the desert seems to be there. And the simple flute is an elegant means of finding the oasis" (Lew Paxton Price)
The power of meditation and relaxation behind the sounds of the Native American Flutes is powerful yet gentle as if a language all of it's own. From early on in time, this wooden flute music has been know to express emotion and deep feeling. It has been questioned if this heart mending music actually awakens primeval memories locked deep within our souls. With the fast paced lifestyle so many of us live day to day, perhaps this music is our soul longing for the peace and meditation. The sound of these flutes has been rumored to unlock the subconsciousness of our mind. Please listen on our site; our invitation to you. Relax and enjoy Heart Mending Music. Contact us for a handmade flute of your own.
There are many stories about how different Native American peoples invented the flute. In one tale, woodpeckers pecked holes in hollow branches while searching for termites; when the wind blew along the holes, people nearby heard its music. The oldest Extant Native American flute made of wood was collected by the Italian adventurer Giacomo Costantino Beltrami in 1823 on his search for the headwaters of the Mississippi River. It is now in the collection of the Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali in Bergamo, Italy. Earlier flutes of river cane have been found, the earliest being a flute in the collection of the Museum Collections of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. It was recovered in about 1931 by Samuel C. Dellinger and recently identified as a flute by James A. Rees, Jr. of the Arkansas Archeological Society. The artifact is known colloquially as “The Breckenridge Flute” and is likely to date in the range 750-1350 CE.
NORTH VALLEY CREEK — Encampment at Agnes Vanderburg’s camp is part of summer at Salish Kootenai College, and this year it was held from June 9 to 14. Although it always rains, this year they only had one day of rain and some showers — not enough to slow down the students, who showed up with tents and campers or lived in tepees provided by SKC. About 30 college students signed up for the four-credit encampment or culture camp, SKC Art Department Chair Frank Finley said. That’s a little low, Finley said, but with faculty and families, camp numbers swelled to about 75 people. While it sounds like a busy time, most students commented on the peaceful feeling in camp. (Issue Date: 6/19/2013 Last Updated: 6/18/2013 4:21:22 PM | By Berl Tiskus )
Karolyne Rogers, a psychologist from Coeur d’Alene, has been coming to Encampment at Agnes Vanderburg’s camp for 16 years. The first six or seven years, she paid her dues and helped out. Then she began teaching. Rogers heard a man named Bob Two Hawks, a Lakota, play the flute and “got very interested in playing the flute.” Then Two Hawks became ill and was dying. “In his dying process, he taught me to make flutes and asked me to pass it forward,” Rogers said. “I asked him ‘Bob, have you noticed I’m white?’” she said, laughing. Rogers said the process of learning to make the instrument was more important than the outcome, and she stressed that with her students.
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