Known as Enrique in educational circles, and as Hank in music circles, his work is both focused, yet diverse. All of his interests relate back to his passion for leaving a legacy of elevated Art and Education. Welcome to his world.
Dancing in the Universe is a multi-media theatrical experience that involves live music, live mime, dramatic lighting and sound design. The original version was premiered at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre on the campus of the University of Arizona in January of 2013.
On May 23, 24 and 25, the next Dancing in the Universe show, The Inner Journey, will be premiered at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre featuring Rick Wamer with original music by Enrique Hank Feldman. Stay tuned for more updates on tours and outreach.
As the founder of the F.A.M.E. Foundation, a nationally recognized 501 (c) 3 Foundation, Enrique directs artistic and educational services for this organization, which is recognized as a leader in professional development for teachers and parents. The focus is improving how children are educated with the use of:
These artistic and holistic facilitating Life Learning Technique have impacted the lives of over 60,000 children and families since 2000, and are recognized as successful by the National Endowment for the Arts. Enrique presents the following throughout the United States of America, Canada, and Latin America (including 10 consecutive years for the National Association for the Education of Young Children; NAEYC):
The foundation is based in part on the philosophy of 2004 Lowell Mason Fellow Dr. Carroll Rinehart, known as the Rinehart Learning Design. F.A.M.E. also partners with both MyTown Music and Arts Integration Solutions.
His deep, rich, and soothing voice can be heard at the University of Arizona State Museum and in many other projects, most recently on the documentary commercial film for Arts Integration Solutions. When he has time he loves to capture the essence of different media pieces with his voice.
In 2012, the F.A.M.E. Foundation began a partnership with MyTown Music and it’s founder, Corey Ferrugia. Together, they are crafting the educational product, Context Method, which is a sustainable system which creates autonomous learners on a business to consumer and a business to business level. This approach, compatible with any curriculum and/or corporate philosophy:
The result of the current pilot is assisting learners in becoming self-actualized individuals from the PreK – adult level, and in multiple areas of life including, but not limited to, education, corporate and entertainment. This methodology is based on the philosophy of Dr. Carroll Rinehart.
As one of the contributing authors to the educational blog, prekandksharing.blogspot.com, his monthly blog is released on the 5th of each month and addresses specific strategies related to F.A.M.E. Foundation’s innovative and ground breaking work with young children. Here are just some of his blogs from 2013, including guest blogs by some of his colleagues.
February Children, Clay and Sculpture
December Maximizing the Potential of Children
September Film Music for Reading to Children
August Healthy Cooking for Children
July What is a Song?
September Sunshine Art
August Chili Pepper Art
May Real Flower Art
January Creativity and Wire Sculptures
December Connecting and Growing
November FAME! Fostering Arts-Mind Education
LIVING LIKE A CHILD (2011)
It is filled with many concrete strategies that can be used immediately related to improved:
JUST THE RIGHT SPOT (2012)
In 2012, he was asked to compose an original soundtrack for this lovely children’s book, based on the real life service dog, “Mr. T.” Authors Mike and Paula Bloker and Enrique decided to include three tracks for this book. One with Enrique’s voice reading the story with the soundtrack, another with just the soundtrack and a third with a R&B groove with an original rhyme/chant.
ARTS INTEGRATION HANDBOOK (2013)
In 2013, he was a contributing author for the ground breaking book, Arts Integration Handbook, released by the national foundation Arts Integration Solutions. The 2013 Arts Integration Handbook will guide any teacher for:
The AiTeachers.com online portal is a companion to The 2013 Arts Integration Handbook. The portal content will continue to develop throughout the year.
I’M SO HAPPY (2014)
Inspired by the “You’re Wonderful” CD and Book by Debbie Clement (song, sign language and affirmation), Enrique will be producing this book in 2014, which will be sung, that will focus on:
SO YOU WANT TO BE A COWBOY and SO YOU WANT TO BE A COWGIRL (2014 – )
Beginning in 2014, he will join forces with western novelist J.P.S. Brown and adapt and edit Mr. Brown’s original stories based on the novel The Spirit of Dogie Long. For more information on these books, scroll back up to the Make a Hand section.