New York, NY — Carl Fischer Musicís ABCs system has worked wonders for progressing violinists through the The ABCs of Violin series, popularized by Janice Tucker Rhoda. Now flutists can apply the same brilliant method with Carl Fischer Musicís new The ABCs of Flute DVD (DVD26), featuring flute pedagogue Amy Porter. This DVD is a comprehensive beginning study guide to playing the flute with information about breathing, embouchure, hand position, air direction and caring for your instrument. It also features tunes with up to six notes, and has an added bonus section that continues the education into the upper and lower octaves. Amy Porter performs the featured tunes with piano accompaniments arranged by Larry Clark , Editor-in-Chief at Carl Fischer Music.
Three-time international prize winning flutist Amy Porter has been acclaimed by major critics as an exciting and inspiring American artist who matches "her fine controlled playing to a commanding, sensual stage presence.” A native of Wilmington, Delaware, Ms. Porter is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York where she received a full scholarship for her degrees as well as fellowships to Tanglewood and The Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg, Austria. After Juilliard, she held the position of Associate Principal Flute in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for eight years before becoming Professor of Flute at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance in Ann Arbor. She is the founder and Past President of the non-profit Southeast Michigan Flute Association. She is founder of the popular workshop, "Amy Porter's Anatomy of Sound" held annually in Ann Arbor with Professor of Theatre (Movement) Jerald Schwiebert and internationally renowned guests.