Event Registration - American Recorder Society

Second Level Beginners' Class with Lewis Baratz
6/3/2024 - 6/22/2024
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Location: Zoom online platform - a sign-in link will be sent to registrants

There are currently 5 spots remaining out of 28

Event Description

Second Level Beginners - Continuing Technique for Alto
In this series we will explore continuing technique for the alto recorder, following up from our Alto Beginners lesson. Sessions will focus on reviewing basic concepts; fingers, tonguing and counting; expressive sound; and approaching more complex repertory. 

ARS Intro to Alto Recorder class or equivalent experience
Basic ability to read music in treble (G-) clef

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 more 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.


Monday, June 3 at 7:30 PM, ET
Saturday, June 8 at 4 PM, ET
Saturday, June 15 at 4 PM, ET
Saturday, June 22 at 4 PM, ET

About Lewis Baratz:
Lewis R. Baratz is a harpsichordist, recorder player, conductor, and music educator. He has performed with the Academy of Sacred Drama, Bethlehem Baroque, Brandywine Baroque, The Queens Consort, MidAtlantic Opera Company, Voices Chorale, Vox Ama Deus, and with La Fiocco, which he founded in 2009. He served on the boards of Early Music America, the Academy of Sacred Drama, and the Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County. Lewis was the first person to earn the Ph.D. in musicology with concentration in historical performance practice at Case Western Reserve University and was a Fulbright Scholar and Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation. He has published several critical editions and over 20 articles on a wide range of topics, including 15th-century dance music, 17th-century keyboard music, biographical, archival, and manuscript studies, basso continuo, the choirboys of the Brussels Collegiate Church c. 1550 to 1793, and numerous entries in The New Grove Dictionary of Music. Lewis was music director of the Highland Park Recorder Society from 2020 to 2022 and presented a monthly online seminar series in early music performance for recorder players. He currently teaches harpsichord, recorder, and directs the chamber orchestra at Lafayette College in Easton, PA.