As a teacher, Dr. Cowan has an interest in the transmission and reception of musical concepts and ideas. As a result of studying Hindustani classical music, a tradition that is aurally-transmitted and uses no notation, her studies aim to utilize the transmission techniques of Hindustani music in a Western classical flute method book for collegiate students. This book is geared toward students who wish to improve their memorization skills, aural training, and those who also wish to have an introduction into improvisation. This is accomplished through an introduction to Hindustani classical music with specific raags that aid the student into non-notational practices. The book will tackle issues such as finger dexterity, breathing, extended techniques (microtones, pitch-bending), and many others that flutists struggle with. The book not only improves a musician’s technique, but also connects them with another culture and exposes them to new learning methods that may not otherwise have been introduced to them.