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The Young Flute Player - BOOK 6 (digital)

The Young Flute Player - BOOK 6 (digital)


This method book is written specifically for adult learners & teenage learners and contains everything they need for a great start in playing the flute.


There are 30 progressive units, with new material introduced gradually. The scales are related directly to the pieces, and the exercises help students practise new material, or prepare the difficult sections of a piece.  


There is a wide range of music by composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Bartok and Dvorak, plus traditional tunes from around the world. The arrangements include solos, duets and pieces with optional piano accompaniment (piano parts in Book 3).


To help students practise, there are FREE YOUTUBE recordings for every piece, as well piano backing tracksand duet recordings.


In addition to pieces, exercises and recordings, The Young At Heart Flute Player also features:

  • Easy-to-read fingering chartsfor every note of the flute
  • Photo guides for assembling the flute and cleaning the flute
  • Manuscript paper
  • Scales charts
  • Theory reference section

Adult beginners may also enjoy playing duets and trios from the yellow ensemble book (The Young Flute Player Book 4), and can progress to the red tutor book (The Young Flute Player Book 2) after they finish The Young at Heart Flute Player.



  • Beginner-Preparatory (start of Grade 1)
  • 56 pages
  • 32 exercises (including tone development)   
  • 49 pieces 
  • Time signatures 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 6/8, 2/2
  • Pitch range from E bottom line of staff to A above staff
  • Scales – 5 note F Major, 5 note G Major, octave G major, F major, E minor, D minor, F chromatic
  • Introduction of tonguing, slurs, ties, staccato, mezzo staccato
  • Introduction of dynamics
  • Karen has enjoyed teaching flute and class music for over 35 years. Karen has a Master of Music Degree (UNSW), a B.A. Honours Music Degree (USYD) and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Music, STC). Karen started work as a professional orchestral conductor, but then discovered her passion for teaching. She was Director of Music at Sydney Grammar (Edgecliff) School and has also worked in government schools at primary and secondary level. Karen loves the openness and energy of #littleflutes, and believes that getting off to the right start is essential. She has written a series of method and ensemble books for children called The Young Flute Player, as well as a method book especially for adult and teenage learners. Karen enjoys coming up with new ideas to make lessons fun for her young students, and she gets as excited as the children when there is a new game to play! Karen’s favourite colour is blue and she likes homemade chocolate chip cookies, although melting moments with lemon icing come a close second. In her “spare” time, Karen edits two newsletters and gives workshops for teachers in Australia and overseas. To learn more, please visit her website

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