The study presents the teaching philosophies, pedagogical approaches, techniques and methods of flutist, William Montgomery. His concept of flute tone production, his philosophy of other aspects of flute playing, and his innovate approach to technical exercises have been documented for use by future generations of flutists. Many of the techniques and ideas Montgomery developed reflect the pedagogical influence of his teachers, Marcel Moyse and William Kincaid.
Linda Kirkpatrick is Professor of Music at McDaniel College, Maryland.
Foreword; Commendatory Preface; Acknowledgements; I. William Montgomery - A Musical Biography; II. The Foundation of William Montgomery's Teaching; III. The Pedagogy of William Montgomery; IV. Articulation; V. Digital Technique; VI. Organization of Flute Pedagogy; VII. The Pedagogical Style of William Montgomery; VIII. Conclusion; Appendices 1 - 13; Bibliography.