What’s On My Bookshelf?

Books on Flute History

  • On Playing the Flute by J.J. Quantz

  • The Flute by Ardal Powell

  • Principes de la flûte traversière, de la flûte à bec, et du hautbois by Jacques Hotteterre

  • The Flute Book by Nancy Toff

Books on Body Mapping, The Alexander Technique + The Feldenkrais Method

  • Body Mapping for Flutists: What Every Flute Teacher Needs to Know About the Body by Lea Pearson

  • What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body by Barbara Conable

  • The Structures and Movement of Breathing by Barbara Conable

  • How to Learn the Alexander Technique by Barbara Conable

  • The Use of the Self by F.M. Alexander

  • Awareness Through Movement by Moshe Feldenkrais

  • Just Play Naturally by Vivien Mackie

Books on Practicing, Performance Psychology + Talent

  • The Inner Game of Music by Barry Green and Timothy Gallwey

  • The Inner Game of Tennis by Timothy Gallwey

  • Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by K. Anders Ericsson

  • The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making Music from the Heart by Madeline Bruser

  • Audition Success by Don Greene

  • Performance Success by Don Greene

  • The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

  • The Mastery of Music: Ten Pathways to True Artistry by Barry Green

Books on Entrepreneurship for Musicians

  • The Savvy Musician: Building a Career, Earning a Living & Making a Difference

  • Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music by Angela Myles Beeching

  • Lessons from a Street-Wise Professor: What You Won't Learn at Most Music Schools by Ramon Ricker

Additional Books For/By Flutists

  • Flute Stories: 101 Inspiration Stories From the World's Best Flute Players

  • A Flute in My Refrigerator by Helen Spielman 

  • The Simple Flute by Michel Debost

  • Kincaidiana: A Flute Player's Notebook by John C. Krell

  • Marcel Moyse: Voice of the Flute by Ann McCutchan