Piccolo Craft-The Teach Yourself Piccolo Method by Lane


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Piccolo Craft-The Teach Yourself Piccolo Method by Lane

Piccolo Craft-The Teach Yourself Piccolo Method by Lane

Andrew Lane


Piccolo Craft is a comprehensive guide for enthusiastic flautists interested in mastering the piccolo. Aimed at individuals with a level of approximately grade 8, this step-by-step method helps you learn the piccolo or enhance your existing skills. The book includes chapters with exercises and explanations on transitioning between the flute and piccolo. Andrew Lane also covers orchestral piccolo playing and provides valuable insights, from adjusting the head cork to preparing for exciting moments in the repertoire. This detailed guide is perfect for those eager to explore the world of piccolo playing at an advanced level.


  • Choosing Your Own Piccolo – And When To Buy It
  • Blowing Finesse and Enhanced Pianissimo
  • Megalomania
  • Long Note Survival: Arpeggio Exercise
  • Fingers In A Twist? Pausing Exercise
  • Special Fingerings; Top C# and D


  • Playing In Tune
  • The Demon Backstage
  • Burbling Piccolos
  • The Art Of The Second Player
  • Eb Clarinets
  • Practice Makes Perfect? Auditioning and also Trials

Andrew Lane

Andrew Lane, an accomplished flautist, served as Principal Piccolo and flautist in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) for 38 years. His musical journey began with Atarah Ben-Tovim and continued with flute studies at the Royal Academy of Music under Derek Honner’s guidance.

Prior to joining the CBSO, he performed with the orchestra of D’Oyly Carte Opera Company and spent a season with Max Jaffa’s spa orchestra in Scarborough. Throughout his tenure with the CBSO, Andrew had the privilege of performing a wide array of exceptional music under the baton of distinguished conductors like Sir Simon Rattle, Sakari Oramo, Andris Nelsons, and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, as well as numerous inspiring guest conductors.

Aside from orchestral playing, Andrew is passionate about playing chamber music and coaching individuals and groups on flute and piccolo.

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