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 May 2022
5/1/2022
The Chester Baroque Orchestra performs will perform works of Lawes, Albinoni, Couperin, Baston, Losy, and Vivaldi with strings, traverso, and recorder.
5/2/2022
ARS introduces our next Free Online Beginners' Course! 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 this 4-part beginners’ course for soprano or tenor starting on May 2, 2022. Professional recorder player and teacher Miyo Aoki will introduce you to the building blocks of good recorder technique, including airflow, articulation, body position, and finger coordination. All materials will be provided except for the recorder. 

Monday, May 2, 12:30 p.m. EDT (9:30 am PDT)
Thursday, May 5, 12:30 p.m. EDT
Monday, May 9, 12:30 p.m. EDT
Thursday, May 12, 12:30 p.m. EDT
 
To learn more and register for this free course, please click HERE.
5/3/2022
Special Spring Short Course: Four Weeks to Better Tone

Tuesdays 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, and 5/17 at 3:00 PM CT

Do you struggle to control your tone?  Do you wish your sound was richer, more resonant, and more alive?  

Tone is the heart and soul of the recorder, yet we seldom set aside time to focus on it.  In this four-week, small-group, live Zoom short course, we’ll demystify the ingredients of good tone, addressing specific issues as they arise within the group and supporting one another through a targeted, progressive exercise program designed to help you make concrete progress. 

Upon purchase, you’ll receive a link to download a pdf “ticket” that includes live Zoom links to all four sessions.  

The cost of the course is $89, which includes all four live sessions, weekly tone exercise programs, and email support as needed for the duration of the course.

Register here!

If you have questions or you prefer to pay offline, please contact me at anne@annetimberlake.com

Should the participant limit be met, registration will close.

5/5/2022
ARS introduces our next Free Online Beginners' Course! 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 this 4-part beginners’ course for soprano or tenor starting on May 2, 2022. Professional recorder player and teacher Miyo Aoki will introduce you to the building blocks of good recorder technique, including airflow, articulation, body position, and finger coordination. All materials will be provided except for the recorder. 

Monday, May 2, 12:30 p.m. EDT (9:30 am PDT)
Thursday, May 5, 12:30 p.m. EDT
Monday, May 9, 12:30 p.m. EDT
Thursday, May 12, 12:30 p.m. EDT
 
To learn more and register for this free course, please click HERE.
5/5/2022
This year's playing meetings are an embarrassment of riches! Join us as Sophie Lariviere leads our May playing meeting taking us from Venice to Paris. Ms. Lariviere is a world class recorder player and teacher based in Montreal, the hotbed of Canadian recorder and early music performers.
5/7/2022
May 7th, 2022, at Leonia United Methodist Church with Joan Kimball coach.
Cost $90. Limited to 24 participants. Deadline to apply April 16th, 2022
5/9/2022
ARS introduces our next Free Online Beginners' Course! 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 this 4-part beginners’ course for soprano or tenor starting on May 2, 2022. Professional recorder player and teacher Miyo Aoki will introduce you to the building blocks of good recorder technique, including airflow, articulation, body position, and finger coordination. All materials will be provided except for the recorder. 

Monday, May 2, 12:30 p.m. EDT (9:30 am PDT)
Thursday, May 5, 12:30 p.m. EDT
Monday, May 9, 12:30 p.m. EDT
Thursday, May 12, 12:30 p.m. EDT
 
To learn more and register for this free course, please click HERE.
5/10/2022
Special Spring Short Course: Four Weeks to Better Tone

Tuesdays 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, and 5/17 at 3:00 PM CT

Do you struggle to control your tone?  Do you wish your sound was richer, more resonant, and more alive?  

Tone is the heart and soul of the recorder, yet we seldom set aside time to focus on it.  In this four-week, small-group, live Zoom short course, we’ll demystify the ingredients of good tone, addressing specific issues as they arise within the group and supporting one another through a targeted, progressive exercise program designed to help you make concrete progress. 

Upon purchase, you’ll receive a link to download a pdf “ticket” that includes live Zoom links to all four sessions.  

The cost of the course is $89, which includes all four live sessions, weekly tone exercise programs, and email support as needed for the duration of the course.

Register here!

If you have questions or you prefer to pay offline, please contact me at anne@annetimberlake.com

Should the participant limit be met, registration will close.

5/11/2022

Wednesday Webinar: Double Tonguing Boot Camp

Wednesday 5/11/2022 at 7:00 US CT!

Learning to double tongue is an essential part of becoming a more advanced recorder player.  We’ll review why, where, and how to double tongue in this live, one-hour Zoom webinar.  We’ll also lay out a step-by-step plan for learning to double tongue smoothly, synchronously, and accurately.

To register, visit my website and complete the purchase process.

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.

Upon completing the purchase process, you’ll receive your Zoom link and password via email.  Webinar participants also receive six weeks of streaming access to the replay.

Replays of past webinars are also available for purchase.

5/12/2022
ARS introduces our next Free Online Beginners' Course! 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 this 4-part beginners’ course for soprano or tenor starting on May 2, 2022. Professional recorder player and teacher Miyo Aoki will introduce you to the building blocks of good recorder technique, including airflow, articulation, body position, and finger coordination. All materials will be provided except for the recorder. 

Monday, May 2, 12:30 p.m. EDT (9:30 am PDT)
Thursday, May 5, 12:30 p.m. EDT
Monday, May 9, 12:30 p.m. EDT
Thursday, May 12, 12:30 p.m. EDT
 
To learn more and register for this free course, please click HERE.
5/14/2022
Playing in an ensemble is all about sharing, giving and receiving. Sharing ideas, timing, articulation, tempo and pitch, as well as giving and receiving visual and auditory cues. This is what this workshop by the Consort Counsellors is all about! 
​María and Hester have been playing together for over 20 years. They will show you various techniques and exercises to help develop interaction and communication within the group and how to get to know your fellow ensemble players better and better each day. The result: more precision, more spontaneity, and even more fun in ensemble playing!
5/16/2022
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.
5/17/2022
Special Spring Short Course: Four Weeks to Better Tone

Tuesdays 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, and 5/17 at 3:00 PM CT

Do you struggle to control your tone?  Do you wish your sound was richer, more resonant, and more alive?  

Tone is the heart and soul of the recorder, yet we seldom set aside time to focus on it.  In this four-week, small-group, live Zoom short course, we’ll demystify the ingredients of good tone, addressing specific issues as they arise within the group and supporting one another through a targeted, progressive exercise program designed to help you make concrete progress. 

Upon purchase, you’ll receive a link to download a pdf “ticket” that includes live Zoom links to all four sessions.  

The cost of the course is $89, which includes all four live sessions, weekly tone exercise programs, and email support as needed for the duration of the course.

Register here!

If you have questions or you prefer to pay offline, please contact me at anne@annetimberlake.com

Should the participant limit be met, registration will close.

5/17/2022

Tuesday, May 17, 7 - 8 PM, CDT and Wednesday, May 18, 10 - 11 AM, CDT. Different tunes will be played at each session. 

Each participant will receive a copy of our “Book of Rounds”, written in the clef of their choice. It has 40 tunes in 13 keys from 12 countries. The lyrics for 27 tunes are included, with handy indexes to organize it all. Volumes with the same tunes are available for fiddle, viola, cello, soprano recorder, alto recorder, tenor recorder, and bass recorder.

During the Workshop, we will read, play, and discuss various survival skills for these kinds of pieces. A treble clef version of the sheet music for the tunes being played will be displayed on Zoom's screen during the workshop. 

There is limited enrollment, and pre-registration is required. The fee for the “Rounds Workshop” is $20. For more information, and to register: 

https://www.greenblattandseay.com/workshops_rounds.shtml

5/18/2022

Tuesday, May 17, 7 - 8 PM, CDT and Wednesday, May 18, 10 - 11 AM, CDT. Different tunes will be played at each session. 

Each participant will receive a copy of our “Book of Rounds”, written in the clef of their choice. It has 40 tunes in 13 keys from 12 countries. The lyrics for 27 tunes are included, with handy indexes to organize it all. Volumes with the same tunes are available for fiddle, viola, cello, soprano recorder, alto recorder, tenor recorder, and bass recorder.

During the Workshop, we will read, play, and discuss various survival skills for these kinds of pieces. A treble clef version of the sheet music for the tunes being played will be displayed on Zoom's screen during the workshop. 

There is limited enrollment, and pre-registration is required. The fee for the “Rounds Workshop” is $20. For more information, and to register: 

https://www.greenblattandseay.com/workshops_rounds.shtml

5/19/2022

 

Mondays and Thursdays, May 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, and 26:

9:30 - 10 AM, EDT

 

Add structure to your life and practice routine!  After doing the warm ups together, you will be motivated and inspired to practice on your own. Each half-hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing or coordination warms ups for all levels, as well as 15 minutes of advanced study from a baroque duet and/or The Daily Lesson by Hans Ulrich Staeps.

 

Cost: $120 for 6 classes (or prorated if starting in the middle)

 

Contact Sarah Cantor at Cantornote@icloud.com to register.

5/21/2022
Erik Bosgraaf is generally considered to be one of the most virtuosic recorder players, and certainly the most adventurous. To Erik, his instrument is an inexhaustible source of inspiration, with endless possibilities. He improvises, plays jazz, utilizes electronics, and collaborates with artists in other fields. Join this adventurer to discover new avenues into the works of 17th-century Dutch composer Jacob van Eyck. Geared towards young people at differing skill levels, participants can play along with musical examples of varied difficulty.
5/21/2022
Please join us with guest music leader Glen Shannon as he shares his program focused on Spring, “The Birds & Bees and Mothers’ Day: Sunny Music for the Month of May.”

To RSVP, please visit www.navrs.org
5/25/2022
No matter where you are in your recorder playing journey, Recorder Players West is the right place for you! Are you looking to improve your skills (fingers, tongue, breath, rhythm, etc.) or to have the chance to play with others? Whatever your goal might be, our classes cater to different skill levels, ranging from pre-intermediate to advanced, and you will surely fit right in. 
 
Due to COVID-19 circumstances, classes are held once more via Zoom. You will be playing duets with a professional recorder player (instructor Inga Funck) – guaranteeing a gratifying musical experience! Each class is 1.5 hours long and there are 10 classes in this session. If you are new to RPW, please fill out the questionnaire included at the end of this document and send it to the address below, so we may place you into the right class.
 
Teaching our classes will be Inga Funck, who always manages to make classes fun while helping each student to grow as musician.  She is exposing students to a rich body of repertoire from different centuries, styles, and countries. Inga is a professional recorder player, has played with members of the LA Phil at the Disney Hall and is an experienced teacher.  Outside of Recorder Players West, she is offering private lessons as well as other classes independent of RPW.
 
Schedule and cost:  Newcomers who have not yet been to a Zoom class with Inga will be given one free class before they have to decide whether or not to join. Please note that the class times have changed from last semester. Class times and dates are as follows:
 
Pre-Intermediate Class  Thursdays, 12 noon PDT (class dates: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28)
 
Intermediate Class         Wednesdays, 12 noon PDT (class dates: May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27)
or      Thursdays, 7 pm PDT (class dates: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28)
 
Advanced Class             Fridays, 12 noon PDT (class dates: May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
 
The tuition for the Spring/Summer 2022 classes is $180 10 weeks (or $162 if you are brand-new to Recorder Players West and are making use of the first free class).
 
Registration:  To register you must contact Suellen Eslinger by phone, text, or email before the start of the class. Please make sure to include your best email address so that we can send you the Zoom link and the music before the classes begin.
home phone: (310) 542-0817          cell phone: (310) 872-6901          email: suellenesl@verizon.net
 
To pay, mail a check made out to Recorder Players West to Suellen at the following address:
Suellen Eslinger, 2801 Barkley Ln., Redondo Beach, CA 90278
You may also pay via Zelle. The account is under suellenesl@verizon.net.
 
Scholarships and Donations to the Scholarship FundA limited number of tuition scholarships are available.  To apply, please contact Suellen Eslinger.  To donate to our tuition scholarship fund, please add the donation to your tuition check or pay by separate check.
 
Call Suellen if you have any questions!  (310) 872-6901
 
5/26/2022

 

Mondays and Thursdays, May 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, and 26:

9:30 - 10 AM, EDT

 

Add structure to your life and practice routine!  After doing the warm ups together, you will be motivated and inspired to practice on your own. Each half-hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing or coordination warms ups for all levels, as well as 15 minutes of advanced study from a baroque duet and/or The Daily Lesson by Hans Ulrich Staeps.

 

Cost: $120 for 6 classes (or prorated if starting in the middle)

 

Contact Sarah Cantor at Cantornote@icloud.com to register.

5/26/2022
No matter where you are in your recorder playing journey, Recorder Players West is the right place for you! Are you looking to improve your skills (fingers, tongue, breath, rhythm, etc.) or to have the chance to play with others? Whatever your goal might be, our classes cater to different skill levels, ranging from pre-intermediate to advanced, and you will surely fit right in. 
 
Due to COVID-19 circumstances, classes are held once more via Zoom. You will be playing duets with a professional recorder player (instructor Inga Funck) – guaranteeing a gratifying musical experience! Each class is 1.5 hours long and there are 10 classes in this session. If you are new to RPW, please fill out the questionnaire included at the end of this document and send it to the address below, so we may place you into the right class.
 
Teaching our classes will be Inga Funck, who always manages to make classes fun while helping each student to grow as musician.  She is exposing students to a rich body of repertoire from different centuries, styles, and countries. Inga is a professional recorder player, has played with members of the LA Phil at the Disney Hall and is an experienced teacher.  Outside of Recorder Players West, she is offering private lessons as well as other classes independent of RPW.
 
Schedule and cost:  Newcomers who have not yet been to a Zoom class with Inga will be given one free class before they have to decide whether or not to join. Please note that the class times have changed from last semester. Class times and dates are as follows:
 
Pre-Intermediate Class  Thursdays, 12 noon PDT (class dates: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28)
 
Intermediate Class         Wednesdays, 12 noon PDT (class dates: May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27)
or      Thursdays, 7 pm PDT (class dates: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28)
 
Advanced Class             Fridays, 12 noon PDT (class dates: May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
 
The tuition for the Spring/Summer 2022 classes is $180 10 weeks (or $162 if you are brand-new to Recorder Players West and are making use of the first free class).
 
Registration:  To register you must contact Suellen Eslinger by phone, text, or email before the start of the class. Please make sure to include your best email address so that we can send you the Zoom link and the music before the classes begin.
home phone: (310) 542-0817          cell phone: (310) 872-6901          email: suellenesl@verizon.net
 
To pay, mail a check made out to Recorder Players West to Suellen at the following address:
Suellen Eslinger, 2801 Barkley Ln., Redondo Beach, CA 90278
You may also pay via Zelle. The account is under suellenesl@verizon.net.
 
Scholarships and Donations to the Scholarship FundA limited number of tuition scholarships are available.  To apply, please contact Suellen Eslinger.  To donate to our tuition scholarship fund, please add the donation to your tuition check or pay by separate check.
 
Call Suellen if you have any questions!  (310) 872-6901
 
5/26/2022
No matter where you are in your recorder playing journey, Recorder Players West is the right place for you! Are you looking to improve your skills (fingers, tongue, breath, rhythm, etc.) or to have the chance to play with others? Whatever your goal might be, our classes cater to different skill levels, ranging from pre-intermediate to advanced, and you will surely fit right in. 
 
Due to COVID-19 circumstances, classes are held once more via Zoom. You will be playing duets with a professional recorder player (instructor Inga Funck) – guaranteeing a gratifying musical experience! Each class is 1.5 hours long and there are 10 classes in this session. If you are new to RPW, please fill out the questionnaire included at the end of this document and send it to the address below, so we may place you into the right class.
 
Teaching our classes will be Inga Funck, who always manages to make classes fun while helping each student to grow as musician.  She is exposing students to a rich body of repertoire from different centuries, styles, and countries. Inga is a professional recorder player, has played with members of the LA Phil at the Disney Hall and is an experienced teacher.  Outside of Recorder Players West, she is offering private lessons as well as other classes independent of RPW.
 
Schedule and cost:  Newcomers who have not yet been to a Zoom class with Inga will be given one free class before they have to decide whether or not to join. Please note that the class times have changed from last semester. Class times and dates are as follows:
 
Pre-Intermediate Class  Thursdays, 12 noon PDT (class dates: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28)
 
Intermediate Class         Wednesdays, 12 noon PDT (class dates: May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27)
or      Thursdays, 7 pm PDT (class dates: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28)
 
Advanced Class             Fridays, 12 noon PDT (class dates: May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
 
The tuition for the Spring/Summer 2022 classes is $180 10 weeks (or $162 if you are brand-new to Recorder Players West and are making use of the first free class).
 
Registration:  To register you must contact Suellen Eslinger by phone, text, or email before the start of the class. Please make sure to include your best email address so that we can send you the Zoom link and the music before the classes begin.
home phone: (310) 542-0817          cell phone: (310) 872-6901          email: suellenesl@verizon.net
 
To pay, mail a check made out to Recorder Players West to Suellen at the following address:
Suellen Eslinger, 2801 Barkley Ln., Redondo Beach, CA 90278
You may also pay via Zelle. The account is under suellenesl@verizon.net.
 
Scholarships and Donations to the Scholarship FundA limited number of tuition scholarships are available.  To apply, please contact Suellen Eslinger.  To donate to our tuition scholarship fund, please add the donation to your tuition check or pay by separate check.
 
Call Suellen if you have any questions!  (310) 872-6901
 
5/27/2022
No matter where you are in your recorder playing journey, Recorder Players West is the right place for you! Are you looking to improve your skills (fingers, tongue, breath, rhythm, etc.) or to have the chance to play with others? Whatever your goal might be, our classes cater to different skill levels, ranging from pre-intermediate to advanced, and you will surely fit right in. 
 
Due to COVID-19 circumstances, classes are held once more via Zoom. You will be playing duets with a professional recorder player (instructor Inga Funck) – guaranteeing a gratifying musical experience! Each class is 1.5 hours long and there are 10 classes in this session. If you are new to RPW, please fill out the questionnaire included at the end of this document and send it to the address below, so we may place you into the right class.
 
Teaching our classes will be Inga Funck, who always manages to make classes fun while helping each student to grow as musician.  She is exposing students to a rich body of repertoire from different centuries, styles, and countries. Inga is a professional recorder player, has played with members of the LA Phil at the Disney Hall and is an experienced teacher.  Outside of Recorder Players West, she is offering private lessons as well as other classes independent of RPW.
 
Schedule and cost:  Newcomers who have not yet been to a Zoom class with Inga will be given one free class before they have to decide whether or not to join. Please note that the class times have changed from last semester. Class times and dates are as follows:
 
Pre-Intermediate Class  Thursdays, 12 noon PDT (class dates: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28)
 
Intermediate Class         Wednesdays, 12 noon PDT (class dates: May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27)
or      Thursdays, 7 pm PDT (class dates: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28)
 
Advanced Class             Fridays, 12 noon PDT (class dates: May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
 
The tuition for the Spring/Summer 2022 classes is $180 10 weeks (or $162 if you are brand-new to Recorder Players West and are making use of the first free class).
 
Registration:  To register you must contact Suellen Eslinger by phone, text, or email before the start of the class. Please make sure to include your best email address so that we can send you the Zoom link and the music before the classes begin.
home phone: (310) 542-0817          cell phone: (310) 872-6901          email: suellenesl@verizon.net
 
To pay, mail a check made out to Recorder Players West to Suellen at the following address:
Suellen Eslinger, 2801 Barkley Ln., Redondo Beach, CA 90278
You may also pay via Zelle. The account is under suellenesl@verizon.net.
 
Scholarships and Donations to the Scholarship FundA limited number of tuition scholarships are available.  To apply, please contact Suellen Eslinger.  To donate to our tuition scholarship fund, please add the donation to your tuition check or pay by separate check.
 
Call Suellen if you have any questions!  (310) 872-6901
 

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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.