FREE Online Recorder Class for Beginners - Learn to Play Alto Recorder with Susan Richter
4/2/2024 - 4/11/2024
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern
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ARS is offering Free Online 4-part Beginners’ Course for alto recorder!
If you have never played recorder before, or if it has been eons ago since you have played, this is the course for you! Build a solid foundation for learning alto recorder through this 4-part beginners’ course. Recorder player/teacher Susan Richter will cover basics such as hand and finger position, tonguing, and tone, and instill good habits for continuing to learn on your own or with a teacher. All ages are welcome, but children should be joined by an adult during the classes.

Tuesday April 2 at 5 PM ET
Thursday April 4 at 5 PM ET
Tuesday April 9 at 5 PM ET
Thursday April 11 at 5 PM ET

About Susan Richter:
Susan Richter earned a degree in music education (clarinet concentration) from the University of North Texas, but soon discovered that the field of computer technology was a much more reliable way to earn money than teaching music. In the early music world, her primary instruments are recorders and Renaissance double reeds: shawms and dulcians. Susan also enjoys singing in various church and early music groups. She has been a performing member of Texas Early Music Project (TEMP), St. David’s (Episcopal Church, Austin) Compline Choir, and the Austin Baroque Orchestra, and teaches adult beginning recorder at Austin’s Lifetime Learning Institute.
Susan is on the board of TEMP, was a Board member of the ARS 2008-2012, is a music leader at Central Presbyterian Church in Austin, and is Administrator of the Texas Toot early music workshops. She enjoys travel, tending her wild Hill Country yard, feeding and watching birds, and occasionally playing penny whistle duets with her husband, Win Bent. Susan is now happily retired from gainful IT employment.

Do you need to purchase an alto recorder? You cannot go wrong with the best plastic recorders on the market. Yamaha, Aulos, and Zen-On all make fine sounding and in-tune plastic recorders. Consider purchasing an instrument from one of our business partners (the names in quotes below cite the original 18th c. recorder makers from which the plastic models are modeled):

Von Huene Workshop (The Early Music Shop of New England)
Yamaha "Rottenburgh" alto recorder
Aulos "Haka" alto recorder
Zen-on "Bressan" alto recorder
Sweet Pipes Recorder Book

Honeysuckle Music
Alto recorders
Sweet Pipes Recorder Book

Lazar's Early Music
Yamaha "Rottenburgh" alto recorder
Alto recorders

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4/2/2024 - 4/11/2024  

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