Christine Büttner, born in 1951, completed her A-levels in Munich before studying physics there and in Göttingen. She has taught the recorder, privately as well as in groups, since 1983. In 1988 she took over the leadership of the student salon and celebration orchestra ‘Göttinger Nostalgiker’ before founding the music school ‘Musi-Kuss’ in Göttingen. Her first recorder teaching book came out in 1986, followed by the revised edition ‘Listen and Learn’ in 1988. In 1990, her recorder course ‘Listen and Play’ was released.