Before he died, James Pappoutsakis passionately desired to pass on what he learned as a student of Georges Laurent, what he had learned from forty years of playing with the Boston Symphony, and the wisdom he acquired from a long and distinguished teaching career. To this end he created inspired cassette recordings which take the listener through the complete process of developing one's flute playing with practical advice on technique, singing tone production, practice methods, lesson and audition preparation, and much more. Nina Barwell has transcribed, edited, and annotated this material to make it available to the larger musical community.
The Belwin Student Instrumental Course is a course for individual instruction and class instruction of like instruments, at three levels, for all band instruments. Each book is complete in itself, but all books are correlated with each other. Although each book can be used separately, all supplementary books should be used as companion books with the method.