FREE Online Recorder Class for Beginners with Jamie Allen (alto recorder), November 2022
11/29/2022 - 12/20/2022
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM Eastern
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Event Description
ARS introduces a Free Online Beginners’ Course! The recorder is a fantastic instrument for people who want the social experience of playing with others, wish to play a variety of repertoire, and can learn to do so at a basic level in a relatively short time. Whether you’ve never played recorder before, or if it has been eons ago since you have played, can or cannot read music, this is the course for you!  Build a solid foundation for learning recorder through this 4-part beginners’ course for alto recorder starting on November 29, 2022. Professional recorder player and teacher Jamie Allen 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, November 29, 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT, 6 p.m. MT, 5 p.m. PT)
Tuesday, December 6, 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT, 6 p.m. MT, 5 p.m. PT)
Tuesday, December 13, 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT, 6 p.m. MT, 5 p.m. PT)
Tuesday, December 20, 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT, 6 p.m. MT, 5 p.m. PT)

For this course, you will need the Sweet Pipes Recorder Book and an alto recorder. Consider purchasing these from one of our business partners, and please allow ample time for mail delivery! If you have purchased the Sweet Pipes Recorder book online but are concerned that you may not receive it in time for your first class, we can provide you with a "temporary" copy for download. Instructions will be in your emailed registration confirmation notice.

The Sweet Pipes Recorder Book: A method for adults and older beginners by Gerald Burakoff and William E. Hettrick. Alto, Book One (SP02318) is available for purchase at: 
Von Huene Workshop
Honeysuckle Music
Do you need to purchase an alto recorder? You cannot go wrong with a good plastic recorder. Yamaha, Aulos, and Zen-On all make good plastic recorders. Consider purchasing an instrument from one of our business partners:
Von Huene Workshop (The Early Music Shop of New England), Boston, MA: (617) 277-8690
Honeysuckle Music, St. Paul, MN: (651) 644-8545
Lazar's Early Music, Carson City, NV: (866) 511-2981, Happy Valley, OR: (503) 210-1643
Yamaha “Rottenburgh” model YRA-302B plastic alto:
Aulos “Haka” model A709B plastic alto:
Zen-On “Bressan” model G-1A plastic alto (and other recommended models included here): ,
Zoom online platform - a sign-in link will be sent to registrants
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11/29/2022 - 12/20/2022  

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