Calendar of Events - American Recorder Society
The American Recorder Society provides this calendar as a convenience to our members. Event information is provided by the event sponsors, and any questions should be submitted to the contact in the event listing.

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FREE Online Recorder Class for Beginners with Anne Timberlake (alto recorder), September 2022
9/20/2022 - 10/11/2022
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Second Level Beginners' Class with Tish Berlin: Continuing Technique (alto recorder)
10/10/2022 - 10/20/2022
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ARS Annual Membership Meeting Held Via Zoom, October 15, 2022
10/15/2022
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FREE Online Recorder Class for Beginners with Heloise Degrugillier (soprano/tenor recorder)
10/18/2022 - 11/8/2022
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Events in the month of March 2022
3/1/2022 - 3/31/2022
Win a $200Cdn gift certificate to Tapestry Music Store! British Columbia Recorder Society (BCRS) is celebrating Play the Recorder Month by issuing a Practice Challenge! Practice recorder every day in March 2022 and record it on our website. 
3/1/2022
Explore Renaissance music from the golden age of the recorder consort, much of it inspired by vocal music and dance, while learning about articulation and shaping of phrases in an historical context. These basic concepts and techniques can be applied to much music from this period, and will enrich your ensemble experience, whether with live groups or play-along recordings. All sizes of recorders welcome.
 
**These free Second-Level classes are open to ARS members only.
 
Dates:
Tuesday, March 1, 4 pm EST (3 pm CST, 2 pm MST, 1 pm PST) 
Thursday, March 3, 4 pm EST (3 pm CST, 2 pm MST, 1 pm PST)
Tuesday, March 8, 4 pm EST (3 pm CST, 2 pm MST, 1 pm PST)
Thursday, March 10, 4 pm EST (3 pm CST, 2 pm MST, 1 pm PST)
 
To register for this free class, please visit the ARS 2nd-Level Courses web page.
3/1/2022
Note:  These online sessions are once per week on Tuesday evenings, 6:00 p.m. ET

The recorder has a reputation as an easy instrument to play.Those who already play, though, usually agree that it’s an easy instrument to start, but a difficult instrument to master.If you’ve gotten past your first few notes and are ready to accelerate your progress, you’re probably ready for Recorder Therapy.We will take one or two topics per session (all suggested by class participants) and delve into them.We’ll approach each topic from the most basic level, but we’ll also look beyond where we are and prepare for applying these skills in a more challenging way.We’ll learn details that really matter to you.Sessions will be split between interactive discussions and playing instruments.Based on topics, music could be exercises, etudes, solos, or ensembles.The class will be presented for both soprano and alto recorder players simultaneously.Participants will be encouraged to have and use both, but progress won’t be hindered if you play only one size at this time.
 
This six-week course is $90.All music examples will be provided.Participants should acquire materials before the first class session.
 
Required materials:
  1. Music stand
  2. At least a soprano or alto; both a soprano AND alto, if possible (tenor in place of soprano is OK)
  3. A metronome
  4. Good computer headphones or speakers
3/1/2022
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 recorder through the American Recorder Society’s 4-part beginners’ course for alto recorder starting on March 1, 2022. Professional recorder teacher and performer Jody Miller will lead you through this course and help you build good recorder technique from the start. 
 
Tuesday, March 1, 7:30 PM EST (4:30 PM PST)
Thursday, March 3, 7:30 PM EST
Tuesday, March 8, 7:30 PM EST
Thursday, March 10, 7:30 PM EST
 
To register for this free course, please click HERE.
3/2/2022

Take your recorder playing beyond the novice level in this class that is aimed at recorder players who basically know just a few notes. We’ll spot-check where you are with the left-hand notes (G-A-B-C-D), but our true starting point will be with the right-hand notes. Each session will contain musical exercises to help you improve specific techniques AND tunes so you can hear how your hard work pays off!

This four-week series is $60. All music will be provided.  Participants should acquire other materials before the first class session.

Required materials
    -Soprano recorder
    -Music stand
    -A metronome
     -Good quality headphones or speakers for your computer

3/2/2022
Intermediate Ensemble
 
Wednesdays, January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, March 2: 7 - 8:30 PM, EST
 
Elegant Renaissance songs and fantasias, dances, Spanish villancicos, early baroque sonatas, English country dances, and a few modern surprises.
A=440
 
Fee: $90 for all 6 classes
 
For more information on either class and to register, please email tysontsurutani@gmail.com
 
3/2/2022 - 4/6/2022

Now that you’ve learned some basic recorder playing skills, it’s time to apply yourself and start doing what makes most recorder players “tick”—play in groups. This series of virtual classes can prepare you to jump in and participate in ensemble playing, whether with your local ARS chapter, a community recorder ensemble, or one of the many weekend or weeklong workshops offered throughout the year. We’ll learn mostly (but not exclusively) Renaissance music, tackling dances, vocal pieces frequently played on instruments, and many of the other types of tunes that help push you up to the level you need to be.

Participants should have comfort with at least an octave of notes on soprano, alto, or tenor recorder. We will have some opportunities for bass, but bass players should also be able to play another size. Technical demands will be kept reasonable for the “emerging” level player, but you’ll also be challenged to learn different time signatures, styles, articulations, and more.

This six-week series is $90. All music will be provided. Participants should acquire other materials before the first class session.

Required materials
    -Recorders you play
    -Music stand
    -Pencils for marking music
    -Good quality headphones or speakers for your computer

3/3/2022
Explore Renaissance music from the golden age of the recorder consort, much of it inspired by vocal music and dance, while learning about articulation and shaping of phrases in an historical context. These basic concepts and techniques can be applied to much music from this period, and will enrich your ensemble experience, whether with live groups or play-along recordings. All sizes of recorders welcome.
 
**These free Second-Level classes are open to ARS members only.
 
Dates:
Tuesday, March 1, 4 pm EST (3 pm CST, 2 pm MST, 1 pm PST) 
Thursday, March 3, 4 pm EST (3 pm CST, 2 pm MST, 1 pm PST)
Tuesday, March 8, 4 pm EST (3 pm CST, 2 pm MST, 1 pm PST)
Thursday, March 10, 4 pm EST (3 pm CST, 2 pm MST, 1 pm PST)
 
To register for this free class, please visit the ARS 2nd-Level Courses web page.
3/3/2022
We all love Tish Berlin, right? Join us for our monthly playing meeting and let's "get back to Bach"! Sorry, not sorry, for the bad pun!
3/3/2022
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 recorder through the American Recorder Society’s 4-part beginners’ course for alto recorder starting on March 1, 2022. Professional recorder teacher and performer Jody Miller will lead you through this course and help you build good recorder technique from the start. 
 
Tuesday, March 1, 7:30 PM EST (4:30 PM PST)
Thursday, March 3, 7:30 PM EST
Tuesday, March 8, 7:30 PM EST
Thursday, March 10, 7:30 PM EST
 
To register for this free course, please click HERE.
3/8/2022
Explore Renaissance music from the golden age of the recorder consort, much of it inspired by vocal music and dance, while learning about articulation and shaping of phrases in an historical context. These basic concepts and techniques can be applied to much music from this period, and will enrich your ensemble experience, whether with live groups or play-along recordings. All sizes of recorders welcome.
 
**These free Second-Level classes are open to ARS members only.
 
Dates:
Tuesday, March 1, 4 pm EST (3 pm CST, 2 pm MST, 1 pm PST) 
Thursday, March 3, 4 pm EST (3 pm CST, 2 pm MST, 1 pm PST)
Tuesday, March 8, 4 pm EST (3 pm CST, 2 pm MST, 1 pm PST)
Thursday, March 10, 4 pm EST (3 pm CST, 2 pm MST, 1 pm PST)
 
To register for this free class, please visit the ARS 2nd-Level Courses web page.
3/8/2022
Note:  These online sessions are once per week on Tuesday evenings, 6:00 p.m. ET

The recorder has a reputation as an easy instrument to play.Those who already play, though, usually agree that it’s an easy instrument to start, but a difficult instrument to master.If you’ve gotten past your first few notes and are ready to accelerate your progress, you’re probably ready for Recorder Therapy.We will take one or two topics per session (all suggested by class participants) and delve into them.We’ll approach each topic from the most basic level, but we’ll also look beyond where we are and prepare for applying these skills in a more challenging way.We’ll learn details that really matter to you.Sessions will be split between interactive discussions and playing instruments.Based on topics, music could be exercises, etudes, solos, or ensembles.The class will be presented for both soprano and alto recorder players simultaneously.Participants will be encouraged to have and use both, but progress won’t be hindered if you play only one size at this time.
 
This six-week course is $90.All music examples will be provided.Participants should acquire materials before the first class session.
 
Required materials:
  1. Music stand
  2. At least a soprano or alto; both a soprano AND alto, if possible (tenor in place of soprano is OK)
  3. A metronome
  4. Good computer headphones or speakers
3/9/2022
4-week session: Wednesday March 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2022
 
Classes start at 10:30 AM, 1:30PM, or 7 PM, ET

Join me for a survey of four sonatas from different regions of the Baroque Eurozone, all written for the alto recorder. We’ll look at sonatas by Telemann, Mancini, Parcham and van Wassenaer, all of which prompt the usual questions about tempo, articulation, ornamentation, etc., but also contain ’magic moments’ that draw upon our creative imagination.
 
With an hour on each piece there’s just enough time to get our feet wet, but you’ll leave each session with a greater musical curiosity, and lots of ideas to guide a deeper dive into the music.
 
For alto recorder players at an upper intermediate level or higher.
Flutists and other treble instrumentalists who wish to explore the repertoire are welcome.
 
Music and mp3s of the bass line provided.
Pitch: 440 and 415 (bass lines provided at both).
 
 
Course fee: Cad $45 or US $40
 
Contact alison@alisonmelville.com and indicate which class time(s) are possible for you.
3/9/2022
Wednesday, March 9: 7 PM, CT (8 ET, 6 MT, 5 PT)
 
Here they come….the dreaded double dots.  Should you repeat?  Charge ahead?  Split the difference?  If you do go back, what are your obligations?  It’s all about the repeat in this month’s live Zoom webinar.  We’ll talk about whether, why, when, and how to repeat, so you can do so with confidence and panache.  
 
To register and receive your Zoom link and password, visit my website and complete the purchase process.  
 
Upon doing so, you’ll receive your Zoom link and password via email.  Webinar participants also receive six weeks of streaming access to the replay.
 
The registration fee is $18. If you have questions, or if you prefer to write me a check, you can contact me at anne@annetimberlake.com.
 
Replays of past webinars are also available.
 
3/10/2022
Explore Renaissance music from the golden age of the recorder consort, much of it inspired by vocal music and dance, while learning about articulation and shaping of phrases in an historical context. These basic concepts and techniques can be applied to much music from this period, and will enrich your ensemble experience, whether with live groups or play-along recordings. All sizes of recorders welcome.
 
**These free Second-Level classes are open to ARS members only.
 
Dates:
Tuesday, March 1, 4 pm EST (3 pm CST, 2 pm MST, 1 pm PST) 
Thursday, March 3, 4 pm EST (3 pm CST, 2 pm MST, 1 pm PST)
Tuesday, March 8, 4 pm EST (3 pm CST, 2 pm MST, 1 pm PST)
Thursday, March 10, 4 pm EST (3 pm CST, 2 pm MST, 1 pm PST)
 
To register for this free class, please visit the ARS 2nd-Level Courses web page.
3/12/2022
Get to know Susato’s famous 1551 collection of Renaissance dances. We will be playing through a selection of 4-part pavanes, allemandes, galliards and other dances and learning about ornamentation, phrasing, ensemble playing, and more in this workshop. Participants will play the top part on soprano and alto and will be accompanied live by the lower three parts.
3/12/2022
) Irish Fiddle Tunes Workshop for folks who play soprano and alto recorder 
 
Saturday, March 12, 2:30 - 3:30 PM, CT and Tuesday, March 15, 7 - 8 PM, CT
 
During these workshops we will play and discuss tunes from the Greenblatt & Seay publication, “Irish Fiddle Tunes for Two”. Different tunes will be played at each session. A treble clef version of the sheet music for the tunes being played will be displayed on Zoom's screen during the workshop.
 
The cost for each workshop is $10. The cost of each optional book is $15 (includes shipping if ordered with workshop registration).
 
For more information, and to register:
https://www.greenblattandseay.com/workshops_irish.shtml
3/15/2022
Note:  These online sessions are once per week on Tuesday evenings, 6:00 p.m. ET

The recorder has a reputation as an easy instrument to play.Those who already play, though, usually agree that it’s an easy instrument to start, but a difficult instrument to master.If you’ve gotten past your first few notes and are ready to accelerate your progress, you’re probably ready for Recorder Therapy.We will take one or two topics per session (all suggested by class participants) and delve into them.We’ll approach each topic from the most basic level, but we’ll also look beyond where we are and prepare for applying these skills in a more challenging way.We’ll learn details that really matter to you.Sessions will be split between interactive discussions and playing instruments.Based on topics, music could be exercises, etudes, solos, or ensembles.The class will be presented for both soprano and alto recorder players simultaneously.Participants will be encouraged to have and use both, but progress won’t be hindered if you play only one size at this time.
 
This six-week course is $90.All music examples will be provided.Participants should acquire materials before the first class session.
 
Required materials:
  1. Music stand
  2. At least a soprano or alto; both a soprano AND alto, if possible (tenor in place of soprano is OK)
  3. A metronome
  4. Good computer headphones or speakers
3/15/2022
) Irish Fiddle Tunes Workshop for folks who play soprano and alto recorder 
 
Saturday, March 12, 2:30 - 3:30 PM, CT and Tuesday, March 15, 7 - 8 PM, CT
 
During these workshops we will play and discuss tunes from the Greenblatt & Seay publication, “Irish Fiddle Tunes for Two”. Different tunes will be played at each session. A treble clef version of the sheet music for the tunes being played will be displayed on Zoom's screen during the workshop.
 
The cost for each workshop is $10. The cost of each optional book is $15 (includes shipping if ordered with workshop registration).
 
For more information, and to register:
https://www.greenblattandseay.com/workshops_irish.shtml
3/15/2022 - 4/5/2022
Note:  This is an online class, Tuesday evenings for 4 weeks beginning March 15.

If you can play Hot Cross Buns, you are ready for Alto Recorder Step 2.  Assuming you know at least 4 or 5 notes using your left hand, we'll start with some tips for improving tone, finger dexterity, and those right hand notes that sometimes drive new recorder players bonkers.  Each session will consist of both exercises and tunes so that you can enjoy hearing yourself play while you make technical improvements.

This four-week series is $60.  All music will be provided.  Participants should acquire other materials before the first class session.

Required materials
    -Alto recorder
    -Music stand
    -Metronome
    -Good quality headphones or speakers for your computer
 
3/16/2022
4-week session: Wednesday March 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2022
 
Classes start at 10:30 AM, 1:30PM, or 7 PM, ET

Join me for a survey of four sonatas from different regions of the Baroque Eurozone, all written for the alto recorder. We’ll look at sonatas by Telemann, Mancini, Parcham and van Wassenaer, all of which prompt the usual questions about tempo, articulation, ornamentation, etc., but also contain ’magic moments’ that draw upon our creative imagination.
 
With an hour on each piece there’s just enough time to get our feet wet, but you’ll leave each session with a greater musical curiosity, and lots of ideas to guide a deeper dive into the music.
 
For alto recorder players at an upper intermediate level or higher.
Flutists and other treble instrumentalists who wish to explore the repertoire are welcome.
 
Music and mp3s of the bass line provided.
Pitch: 440 and 415 (bass lines provided at both).
 
 
Course fee: Cad $45 or US $40
 
Contact alison@alisonmelville.com and indicate which class time(s) are possible for you.
3/19/2022

Following the success of last year's online event, on March 19, the ARS will hold a Zoom webchat with Erik Pearson, composer of the 2022 Play-the-Recorder Month piece, Fanfare: returning. This will be followed by a Zoom-group play-in of the piece. It will be a great way to get to know the composer and play the piece with others, with no performance stress. Sign up here!

3/20/2022
RS introduces a Free Online Beginners’ Reading Music Course geared primarily for non-music readers or people who are rusty, having had only a skirting exposure to rudimentary music reading skills. Professional recorder player and teacher Lawrence (Larry) Zukof will lead you through this four session course and help you learn the fundamentals of reading music using a variety of simple tunes and rhythms and demystify how pitch and rhythm are translated into music symbols. While the focus will be on the basics of note reading and rhythms, the course will also include tips on producing a beautiful sound from the start.
 
Sunday, March 20, 8 PM EDT (5 PM PDT)
Sunday, March 27, 8 PM EDT
Sunday, April 3, 8 PM EDT
Sunday, April 10, 8 PM EDT
 
To register for this free course, please click HERE.
3/21/2022
In HPRS's monthly online Seminar Series in Early Music Performance, Dr. Lewis R. Baratz covers recorder technique, individual composers, and regional playing styles of the Renaissance and Baroque, deftly weaving together historical background, recorded and live performances of recorders alone and with accompanying instruments, detailed analysis of the music and instructions on learning to play it, with opportunities to play along and to ask questions.
3/22/2022
Note:  These online sessions are once per week on Tuesday evenings, 6:00 p.m. ET

The recorder has a reputation as an easy instrument to play.Those who already play, though, usually agree that it’s an easy instrument to start, but a difficult instrument to master.If you’ve gotten past your first few notes and are ready to accelerate your progress, you’re probably ready for Recorder Therapy.We will take one or two topics per session (all suggested by class participants) and delve into them.We’ll approach each topic from the most basic level, but we’ll also look beyond where we are and prepare for applying these skills in a more challenging way.We’ll learn details that really matter to you.Sessions will be split between interactive discussions and playing instruments.Based on topics, music could be exercises, etudes, solos, or ensembles.The class will be presented for both soprano and alto recorder players simultaneously.Participants will be encouraged to have and use both, but progress won’t be hindered if you play only one size at this time.
 
This six-week course is $90.All music examples will be provided.Participants should acquire materials before the first class session.
 
Required materials:
  1. Music stand
  2. At least a soprano or alto; both a soprano AND alto, if possible (tenor in place of soprano is OK)
  3. A metronome
  4. Good computer headphones or speakers
3/22/2022
10-week Intermediate Consort Class
 
Tuesday, March 22nd at 7 PM, PT and/or Saturday, March 26th at 1 PM, PT and run for 10 weeks.
 
Each week, the Tuesday and
Saturday sessions will be the same repertoire, so you can attend
either one or both if you like. The music will go moderately at first
and there will be emphasis on technique and other issues of
interest to players of intermediate ability. Music by Isaac, Handel, Gow,
Crecquillon, Playford, and Persichetti to name a few.

Cost for the class is $100*, payable either as a donation at www.emgo.org or by sending a check payable to 'EMGO' to EMGO, 17850 S. Edgewood Street, Oregon City OR 97045.
 
*If you would like to do both the Intermediate and Advanced Classes,
you get a 20% discount on the second class! So the total would be a mere $180 for both. The repertoire of the two classes will be completely different from each other.
 
3/23/2022
4-week session: Wednesday March 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2022
 
Classes start at 10:30 AM, 1:30PM, or 7 PM, ET

Join me for a survey of four sonatas from different regions of the Baroque Eurozone, all written for the alto recorder. We’ll look at sonatas by Telemann, Mancini, Parcham and van Wassenaer, all of which prompt the usual questions about tempo, articulation, ornamentation, etc., but also contain ’magic moments’ that draw upon our creative imagination.
 
With an hour on each piece there’s just enough time to get our feet wet, but you’ll leave each session with a greater musical curiosity, and lots of ideas to guide a deeper dive into the music.
 
For alto recorder players at an upper intermediate level or higher.
Flutists and other treble instrumentalists who wish to explore the repertoire are welcome.
 
Music and mp3s of the bass line provided.
Pitch: 440 and 415 (bass lines provided at both).
 
 
Course fee: Cad $45 or US $40
 
Contact alison@alisonmelville.com and indicate which class time(s) are possible for you.
3/23/2022
10-week Advanced Consort Class (geared toward upper intermediate and advanced players)
 
Wednesday, March 23rd at 7 PM, PT and/or Saturday, March 26th at 10 AM, PT and run for 10 weeks.
 
Each week, the Wednesday and Saturday sessions will be the same
repertoire, so you can attend either one or both if you like. Music
by Brumel, Sammartini, Ghibeli, Gamble, Satie, and Piazzolla to name a few. 
 
Cost for the class is $100*, payable either as a donation at www.emgo.org or by sending a check payable to 'EMGO' to EMGO, 17850 S. Edgewood Street, Oregon City OR 97045.
 
*If you would like to do both the Intermediate and Advanced Classes,
you get a 20% discount on the second class! So the total would be a mere $180 for both. The repertoire of the two classes will be completely different from each other.
3/25/2022
Paige Whitley-Bauguess and Thomas Baird Baroque Dancers with Capitol Early Music Dance Band

Anne Timberlake, Recorder
Mary Findley, Baroque Violin
Douglas Poplin, Baroque cello and gamba
Marc Bellassai, Harpsichord
3/26/2022
Paige Whitley-Bauguess and Thomas Baird Baroque Dancers with
Capitol Early Music Dance Band
Anne Timberlake, Recorder
 
3/26/2022
10-week Advanced Consort Class (geared toward upper intermediate and advanced players)
 
Wednesday, March 23rd at 7 PM, PT and/or Saturday, March 26th at 10 AM, PT and run for 10 weeks.
 
Each week, the Wednesday and Saturday sessions will be the same
repertoire, so you can attend either one or both if you like. Music
by Brumel, Sammartini, Ghibeli, Gamble, Satie, and Piazzolla to name a few. 
 
Cost for the class is $100*, payable either as a donation at www.emgo.org or by sending a check payable to 'EMGO' to EMGO, 17850 S. Edgewood Street, Oregon City OR 97045.
 
*If you would like to do both the Intermediate and Advanced Classes,
you get a 20% discount on the second class! So the total would be a mere $180 for both. The repertoire of the two classes will be completely different from each other.
3/26/2022
Glen Shannon with C-bass
A Virtual Workshop with Glen Shannon
sponsored by the South Bay Recorder Society, San Jose, CA
March 26, 2022
On Zoom 10:45am-2pm 
The late 1960’s were an experimental time for nearly everything, including recorder composers. The bass recorder was still a rare and exotic beast, tenor recorders only had one key, historical performance of Renaissance and Baroque music was in its infancy, and the ensemble music reflected the free-wheeling culture of the times. In this workshop we will explore some of the more iconic recorder compositions composed during the decade 1960-1970, by Arnold Cooke, Ferdinand Bruckmann, Andrew Charlton, The Beatles, and others. Rhythmic unity and disunity abound, and new harmonies flow freely. We will have two sessions with a lunch break between. In the first session we will work on original recorder compositions from the era, and in the second session we will have fun with my own recorder arrangements of popular favorites from the Beatles’ “Blue Album”, The Beatles/1967-1970, when they were hippies and wrote their songs under the influence of LSD.
Workshop level intermediate and above, familiarity with accidentals a plus!
 
3/26/2022
10-week Intermediate Consort Class
 
Tuesday, March 22nd at 7 PM, PT and/or Saturday, March 26th at 1 PM, PT and run for 10 weeks.
 
Each week, the Tuesday and
Saturday sessions will be the same repertoire, so you can attend
either one or both if you like. The music will go moderately at first
and there will be emphasis on technique and other issues of
interest to players of intermediate ability. Music by Isaac, Handel, Gow,
Crecquillon, Playford, and Persichetti to name a few.

Cost for the class is $100*, payable either as a donation at www.emgo.org or by sending a check payable to 'EMGO' to EMGO, 17850 S. Edgewood Street, Oregon City OR 97045.
 
*If you would like to do both the Intermediate and Advanced Classes,
you get a 20% discount on the second class! So the total would be a mere $180 for both. The repertoire of the two classes will be completely different from each other.
 
3/26/2022
When: Saturday, March 26, 1:30 - 3:30 PM, EST
Cost: Membership is $20 and each playing session is $15.  Membership is not required for your first meeting but there is a charge of $15.
 
Please join us with guest music leader Rainer Beckmann of the Philadelphia Recorder Society. He will lead you through an afternoon of positive and hopeful music generally associated with the arrival of Spring. 
 
To RSVP, please visit www.navrs.org
3/27/2022
RS introduces a Free Online Beginners’ Reading Music Course geared primarily for non-music readers or people who are rusty, having had only a skirting exposure to rudimentary music reading skills. Professional recorder player and teacher Lawrence (Larry) Zukof will lead you through this four session course and help you learn the fundamentals of reading music using a variety of simple tunes and rhythms and demystify how pitch and rhythm are translated into music symbols. While the focus will be on the basics of note reading and rhythms, the course will also include tips on producing a beautiful sound from the start.
 
Sunday, March 20, 8 PM EDT (5 PM PDT)
Sunday, March 27, 8 PM EDT
Sunday, April 3, 8 PM EDT
Sunday, April 10, 8 PM EDT
 
To register for this free course, please click HERE.
3/28/2022
Multiple Class Options
with Marea Chernoff
 
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music is offering online recorder classes for the Spring term. Included in the courses are multiple technique classes, a French Sonata Class (Philidor d minor sonata), and a recorder masterclass series for performers (and those who wish to audit). Use the link below to see full descriptions of the offered courses and to enroll, if interested.
 
Classes begin March 28th and run through mid June.
 
Please contact instructor Marea Chernoff at marearecorder@gmail.com with any questions.
 
Recorder Archives | VSO School of Music
3/29/2022
Note:  These online sessions are once per week on Tuesday evenings, 6:00 p.m. ET

The recorder has a reputation as an easy instrument to play.Those who already play, though, usually agree that it’s an easy instrument to start, but a difficult instrument to master.If you’ve gotten past your first few notes and are ready to accelerate your progress, you’re probably ready for Recorder Therapy.We will take one or two topics per session (all suggested by class participants) and delve into them.We’ll approach each topic from the most basic level, but we’ll also look beyond where we are and prepare for applying these skills in a more challenging way.We’ll learn details that really matter to you.Sessions will be split between interactive discussions and playing instruments.Based on topics, music could be exercises, etudes, solos, or ensembles.The class will be presented for both soprano and alto recorder players simultaneously.Participants will be encouraged to have and use both, but progress won’t be hindered if you play only one size at this time.
 
This six-week course is $90.All music examples will be provided.Participants should acquire materials before the first class session.
 
Required materials:
  1. Music stand
  2. At least a soprano or alto; both a soprano AND alto, if possible (tenor in place of soprano is OK)
  3. A metronome
  4. Good computer headphones or speakers
3/30/2022
4-week session: Wednesday March 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2022
 
Classes start at 10:30 AM, 1:30PM, or 7 PM, ET

Join me for a survey of four sonatas from different regions of the Baroque Eurozone, all written for the alto recorder. We’ll look at sonatas by Telemann, Mancini, Parcham and van Wassenaer, all of which prompt the usual questions about tempo, articulation, ornamentation, etc., but also contain ’magic moments’ that draw upon our creative imagination.
 
With an hour on each piece there’s just enough time to get our feet wet, but you’ll leave each session with a greater musical curiosity, and lots of ideas to guide a deeper dive into the music.
 
For alto recorder players at an upper intermediate level or higher.
Flutists and other treble instrumentalists who wish to explore the repertoire are welcome.
 
Music and mp3s of the bass line provided.
Pitch: 440 and 415 (bass lines provided at both).
 
 
Course fee: Cad $45 or US $40
 
Contact alison@alisonmelville.com and indicate which class time(s) are possible for you.
3/30/2022
Soprano Recorder, Step 3
 
Wednesday evenings, March 30–April 27: 7:30–8:30 PM ET
 
Take your soprano playing past the beginning level by expanding your range in the high register as well as learning some exercises to help develop good technique. In addition to working in a variety of major and minor keys, we’ll learn some duets and quartets. Four-week session is $60.
 
 
For more information and more online learning opportunities, visit www.fippleflute.com.
 

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