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Second Level Beginners' Class with Lisette Kielson: Continuing Technique (Alto)
1/3/2024 - 1/13/2024
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Event Description
If you’ve taken one of ARS’ Online Beginners’ Courses for the alto recorder, then you are ready for Level 2! If you didn’t master everything the first time around there will be plenty of review! In this 2nd-level 4-part course, professional recorder player and teacher Lisette Kielson will guide you in continued work on recorder technique and musical expression, solidifying varying time signatures and rhythmic patterns, getting a good (relaxed!) grip on notes and fingerings, and continuing the quest for beautiful tone and articulation. Start the New Year with recorder-playing cheer!
Wednesday, January 3, 3 p.m. CST (4 p.m. EST, 2 p.m. MST, 1 p.m. PST)
Saturday, January 6, 3 p.m. CST (4 p.m. EST, 2 p.m. MST, 1 p.m. PST)
Wednesday, January 10, 3 p.m. CST (4 p.m. EST, 2 p.m MST, 1 p.m. PST)
Saturday, January 13, 3 p.m. CST (4 p.m. EST, 2 p.m MST, 1 p.m. PST)

Required materials:
*alto recorder
*basic ability to read music
*Sweet Pipes Recorder Book: A method for adults and older beginners by Gerald Burakoff and William E. Hettrick. Alto, Book One. SP2318 (RED cover). (It is recommended that you are comfortable with and can play through Unit 6.) This book can be purchased from one of our partners at these links: Sweet Pipes at Von Huene or Sweet Pipes at Honeysuckle Music. 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.

This class is available at no charge to ARS members only. When registering, use the email address associated with your ARS membership. If you are not an ARS member, you may click HERE to join.  These classes are limited in size to allow for interaction between the teacher and students. If you have already taken two or more of our Second Level classes, please wait until one week prior to the start of class to sign up, in order to allow a larger number of people to take advantage of these opportunities.

If you need to purchase an instrument, you cannot go wrong with a good plastic recorder—they can actually sound better than a poor wooden one! Yamaha and Aulos make very good plastic altos. 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, Social Circle, GA: (770) 366-8596

Yamaha “Rottenburgh” and Aulos “Haka” plastic altos: