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Welcome, and thank you for visiting Allegro Music Publishing!


Founded by Karen North over 30 years ago, our journey began with a single book, The Young Flute Player, and has since flourished into a diverse platform offering an exciting array of titles for FLUTE, VIOLIN, CLARINET & SAXOPHONE, accompanied by captivating music games.


Karen's profound passion for pedagogy and her dedication to championing contemporary composers have led her to commissioning over 80 works tailored for student players. These compositions embody the core ethos of our company: "Excellence in quality and creativity."


We invite you to delve into the world of Allegro Music Publishing, where our rich history intertwines with a vibrant present, and immerse yourself in an exploration of this unique repertoire.

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The Young Flute Player Collection


The Young Flute Player collection has EVERYTHING you need to start playing flute!


All books are user friendly, with easy-to-read notation and fun illustrations. They follow a progressive learning structure, with technical exercises, performance pieces, music games, fingering charts and more.


Book 1 is an introduction to the basics of playing a flute, with Book 2 subsequently developing skills until the end of 2nd grade. Book 3 is the Teacher’s Book of piano accompaniment and duets, whilst Book 4 and Book 5 complement the tutor books with colour coded duets and trios, establishing ensemble playing skills.


Book 6 is a tutor book especially written for adult learners and teenage learners.


Festive Flute Fun is an extra book of solos, duets and trios from festivals worldwide. 

A great start for beginner flute!

The Young Flute Player books
Intermediate Flute Music


There are also exciting new repertoire books for intermediate level players, Lyrical Flute Legends,  Lyrical Flute Encores and Inspiring Flute Solos.

These books have exclusive new works by living composers as well as great new arrangements of 19th and 20th century music.

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NEW repertoire collections for VIOLIN, CLARINET and SAXOPHONE:


  • Duets and trios - for Clarinet or Saxophone

  • Festive Fun - for Violin, Clarinet, Saxophone or Flute


  • Solo repertoire collections - for Violin or Clarinet

  • Festive Fun - for Violin, Clarinet, Saxophone or Flute

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Karen North - The Young Flute Player

About the Author


KAREN NORTH M. Mus., B.A. (Hons.), Dip. Ed. (Music).


Karen is a music teacher, mentor and book author. She is passionate about bringing music into the lives of children and adults and has enjoyed working in music education for the past 40 years.


Karen’s teaching has been described as creative and dynamic. She was Director of Music ... READ MORE


Christine Lang

The Young Flute Player is the best book I have come across for absolute beginners … effortlessly it builds the student into a confident, fluent flautist.

Jane Paxton

I have used your tutor books for many years now and think that they are brilliant the way you pack so many good things in!

Paul Edmund-Davies

A delightful and thoroughly well thought through programme of learning for all ages, but in particular, young people.

Janet McKay

I enjoy using this series for my students, and have found them to be excellent tutor books for starting young flautists on their musical journey.

Shaun Barlow

I just needed to drop a line and say that all of my students who have started the year with your books are doing amazingly.

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