I was invited today Friday Feb- 03 to share with a middle school class my music including a performance and presentation about Native American Flutes and my Enchanted Lands Soundscapes. I educated the class about the origins of N.A. Flutes, including a brief history and then explained to them about my music and the Rio Grande Gorge Canyon. I had designed a lesson for the youths to draw or write down what inspirations, ideas and feelings were be being facilitated by the music and my flute playing. I performed 3 different and unique pieces of music and after each performance I asked these young people to share with the class.
Now imagine a middle school class being exposed to Enchanted Lands music and with me playing flute live in front of them, well it made for a very interesting experiment on both sides. I have lots of experience working with kids so it wasn’t too far off the base for me to take this on. I was really amazed by how many of these young minds really responded to the music and the activity. Some of the pictures were just amazing and they included Waterfalls, Rivers, Beautiful “Happy” Trees, Animals, Rainbows, Canyons, Clouds and Stars!
I was so delighted to have this opportunity to share with these young people today. Thanks to Lamar Fine Arts Academy and Diana Kaz for having me participate and share my dream. Sincerely, John Patrick Funk 🙂
Saturday night on the 28th, I was invited to a Light Giving Ceremony in north Austin at the home of Chuck and Karen Robison. The Robisons are the on the Board of this very intersting organization called >http://www.whatifitreallyworks.com/ . The practice of Sukyo Mahikari “Light Giving” was being performed on a half a dozen people in the beautiful home of Chuck and Karen. I received Light for the first time by Ann Jagert- a friend I know that who unbeknownst to me, was participating at this ceremony. At the conclusion of the “Light Giving” I offered to set up and perform some of my soundscapes with Flutes and Guitar. As Karen was preparing a delicious meal for us, I warmed up the flutes and the guitar as a pre show dinner kind of activity. We had a delicious dinner together and dialog with 11 people all in attendance.
“Light Giving”group in Austin
After the Dinner I proceeded to do my thing, the Soundcape Journey Began! I played for about an hour and by the end of the music, everyone had been transported to their own unique Dimensions. The energy in the space had been lifted into the Enchanted Lands frequency and I was so into it that by the time I was done playing, I was riding a very physical high on the music. I am so blessed to have had this opportunity to the share this experience with everyone, it was amazing in every sense of the word. Love and Gratitude from the deepest bottom of my Heart. Thank You! Sincerely, John Patrick Funk
Enchanted Lands Music for the Heart
Hello everyone, I am happy to introduce the new home of Enchanted Lands Music and Spirit Art to the World. I will be adding postings along with shows & events with the hopes of establishing a community of people who can follow me on my enchanted adventures bringing my music and art out into the world 🙂 John Patrick