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Concert Etudes for Clarinet Solo

by Elliot Weisgarber


“..a. wonderful array of material, especially encompassing the most needed aspects of phrasing. ... These studies go way above, and way beyond the 26, 32 and 40 Rose Studies, which have endured as the most popular studies for some 125 years. ... of a character which most players should work with far, far more than they now do.”

Rosario Mazzeo, clarinetist, formerly of the Boston Symphony (deceased, Aug. 1997)


Christmas Music for Two Flutes

arr. by Karen Suzanne Smithson


“Very interesting use of counterpoint on 20 Christmas tunes. Well done and playable by one or two year players or above.”

Dennis Tupman, British Columbia Music Educators’ Assoc. Newsletter, Nov., 1995

“The selection of melodies is refreshing and all are beautifully arranged. Two young players ... may perform these melodies with ease. The historical background remarks provide a valuable context for continuing discussion and musical growth.”

Brenda Fedoruk, principal flute, Vancouver Opera Orchestra

Flute Duet


More Christmas Music for Two Flutes

arr. by Karen Suzanne Smithson


Written in response to those who enjoyed the original book so much. This book also features short historical notes about each carol.


“These arrangements are delightful.”

Susan Saum, Davis, California

“...the duets...are positively wonderful!”

Patricia Dominowski, Palm Harbor, Florida


Hanukah Music for Two Flutes

arr. by Karen Suzanne Smithson


Eight Hanukah favourites playable on any two instruments in the same key.


“My students love them....!”

Patricia Dominowski, Palm Harbor, Florida



Flute Method

Playing the Flute!...Basics for a Lifetime of Musical Enjoyment

(revised edition) by Karen Suzanne Smithson


624 pages in 5 volumes

with a separate volume of piano accompaniments



Logical, step-by-step progression

In-depth study of musical fundamentals

A wide variety of material from folksongs to symphonic repertoire

Practice Tips

Written Exercises

Vol. I

“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, Homer, Alaska & Manchester, Washington

Vol. II

Vol. III

“The first set of beginner books I’ve ever come across that deal with theory all the way through in a creative and *interesting* way ...

“The tunes at even the most basic level are true ‘winners’ ... As the books progress they include longtones, hints for success, the circle of fifths and how to remember it, scales and arpeggios for each new key, and a selection of wonderful tunes and duos... These books are fantastic! They fill a huge gap between beginner and grade 6/8 Conservatory (intermediate) and volumes 4 and 5 contain material that can be for advanced intermediates.  ...

“... a terrific overview of what to learn and when. I give these books a 10/10!”

Jennifer Cluff, Nanaimo, B.C.

Vol. IV

Vol. V

“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, Minneapolis, formerly of Princeton, N.J.




Piano Accompaniments

Fantasia on “Down Ampney”

by Elliot Weisgarber


Inspired by the composer’s visit to the village of Down Ampney where the English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams was born. Written for a professional but accessible to any moderately advanced player. Wonderful music for concert programs or church services.


“... an accessible and beautiful piece based on a well-loved hymn.”

Barbara Kallaur, Assistant Professor of Music, Indiana University

Flute & Organ


Flute and Piano

Miyako Sketches

by Elliot Weisgarber


Four short pieces using Japanese tonalities to convey the spirit of several locations around the ancient city of Kyoto. Very attractive, “audience-friendly” pieces. Technically accessible to any moderately advanced player.


“The most evocative performance of the afternoon was Elliot Weisgarber’s Epigrams [now Miyako Sketches] lyrically played by Barbara Kallaur.”

Cleveland Plain Dealer, January, 1978

Shenandoah ~ A Fantasia

by Elliot Weisgarber


Originally composed as the second movement of Colloquies for Flute and Orchestra this gorgeous piece was inspired by a drive taken by the composer through the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley many years ago.


Although written for an accomplished flutist this work is not overly difficult and is accessible to moderately advanced players.



Three Folk Songs (Series 1)

    Ye Banks and Braes

     The Ashgrove

     Folk Song from the Appalachians

arr. by Karen Suzanne Smithson


Expanded concert arrangements of 3 tunes from Playing the Flute!...
Ideal for a calm and peaceful ending of a concert program.


“Well scored for piano. Good festival material.”

Dennis Tupman, BCMEA Newlsetter, Nov. 1995


Two Irish Jigs

     Garry Owen & Paddy Whack

arr. by Karen Suzanne Smithson


These two short pieces for flute and piano can also be transformed very easily into an arrangement for elementary flute choir. Instructions inside!


“...playable pieces that every intermediate player would enjoy.”

Dennis Tupman, BCMEA Newsletter, Nov., 1995


Piano Solo


A Japanese Miscellany (Vol. I) for Piano Solo

by Elliot Weisgarber


“...I was struck with the unhurried spaciousness of the music, with its controlled passion and unselfconscious dedication to traditional Japanese idioms, as well as with the mastery of piano style that is evident at every turn in the way these idioms are expressed. At once both musically challenging and engaging.”

Dale Reubart, pianist, Prof. Emeritus of Music, University of British Columbia






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