Percussionist, François Dupin (1931-1994) studied at the Paris Conservatoire where he won many prizes, including first prize for composition. His professional work as a performer, composer and teacher combined produced many well-informed study books for Percussion, including Rapid Tutor for the Xylophone.
Following his graduation from the Paris Conservatoire, Dupin worked with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, and the Orchestre de Paris when it was first founded. He then went on to establish the first Percussion class at the Lyon Conservatoire where he taught until his death. It was during this time that Dupin produced Rapid Tutor for the Xylophone. These studies are suitable for beginners and with instruction in French, English, German and Spanish, Dupin's study book is highly versatile. Covering a range of technical aspects on the instrument, and ensuring gradual progression to a high standard, François Dupin's Rapid Tutor for the Xylophone is imperative to beginner Xylophone players.