Playing the Flute! (Vol. I) (Basics for a lifetime of musical enjoyment (revised edition)). Composed by Karen Suzanne Smithson. For flute. Flute method. Published by Elliot Weisgarber Associates, Ltd. (EW.14).
624 pages now in 5 volumes with separate volume of piano accompaniments.
* Logical, step-by-step progression
* in-depth study of musical fundamentals
* folk songs to symphonic repertoire
* practice tips
* written exercises
"What a superb job you have done on your method! I have enjoyed using the books this year, but best of all, the students love it and are making excellent progress. I also have two student teachers who are using your method for the younger children they are teaching. I think your books are probably the best source available for student or new teachers. Thanks again for...producing a method that is accurate, comprehensive, progressive and practical."
- Terry Anderson Kallenberg, performer & teacher, Homer, Alaska/Manchester, Washington
"'Playing the Flute!...' is a very thorough and carefully arranged method for acquiring skill on the flute...The uniqueness and great strength of the work lies in its use of a wealth of superbly selected music, chosen from a wide variety of sources and complete with beautifully arranged piano accompaniments, to teach musicianship. I use these books with pleasure, as do my students.
- Elizabeth Stewart, performer & teacher, Princeton, NJ
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- William M. Nicholls, adult student of the flute, Vancouver, B.C.