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About the Author

For over 35 years, Karen North has applied her proficiency as a flutist and experience as an educator to teaching young students and adult beginners how to play the flute. With a Master of Music Degree (University of New South Wales), a B.A. Honours Music Degree (University of Sydney) and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Music), Karen’s career has included working both within Australia and abroad in Europe developing her skills as a flute player and orchestral conductor

Teaching Career

Karen’s illustrious teaching career has included working with government and private schools at both primary and secondary levels, including seven years as Director of Music at Sydney Grammar (Edgecliff) School. 

Karen is the author of the popular and enduring flute teaching method The Young Flute Player, and has also published a booklet of Fun & Games, together with a series of music card games. Karen is currently working with primary age students in Sydney and is also experienced as a lecturer and adjudicator. Last year she presented workshops at conferences including ASME (Australian Society for Music Education) in Perth, APPC (Australian Piano Pedagogy Conference) in Brisbane, the Australian Flute Festival in Sydney and the MENZA (Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa) Conference in Christchurch. With conferences cancelled this year, Karen has supported music teachers with her free newsletter Teacher's Treasure Trove - a regular mail out full of ideas and resource links for both online and face-to-face teaching (instrumental studio and music classroom). Karen's latest publications are Festive Flute Fun, and the intermediate repertoire book Lyrical Flute Legends.

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