Event Registration - American Recorder Society

Learn to Play Alto Recorder with Jody Miller
8/6/2024 - 8/15/2024
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM EST

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

There are currently 10 spots remaining out of 43

Event Description
ARS introduces a Free Online Beginners’ Course for alto recorder, taught by Jody Miller! 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 August 6, 2024. Professional recorder teacher and performer Jody Miller will lead you through this course and help you build good recorder technique from the start. Jody’s background includes working with middle school through senior adults; his patient approach will help you gain the skills in tone production, articulation, and technique needed to advance to the next level. All materials will be provided except for the recorder. Participants are strongly encouraged to obtain one of the recorders listed below.

This class is sponsored by the North American Virtual Recorder Society (NAVRS), an online community of recorder players who seek to promote the recorder, and provide safe, inclusive spaces for playing and having fun. 

Tuesday, August 6, 6:00 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. CST, 4:00 p.m. MST, 3:00 p.m. PST)
Thursday, August 8, 6:00 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. CST, 4:00 p.m. MST, 3:00 p.m. PST)
Tuesday, August 13, 6:00 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. CST, 4:00 p.m. MST, 3:00 p.m. PST) Thursday, August 15, 6:00 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. CST, 4:00 p.m. MST, 3:00 p.m. PST)

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) www.vonhuene.com or 617-277-8690
Honeysuckle Music www.honeysucklemusic.com or 651-644-8545

These are some of the reputable instruments that are both popular and well made.
Yamaha “Rottenburgh” model YRA-302B plastic alto: https://www.vonhuene.com/p-115-yamaha-rottenburgh-plastic-alto.aspx
Aulos “Haka” model A709B plastic alto: https://www.vonhuene.com/p-126-aulos-plastic-haka-alto.aspx
Zen-On “Bressan” model G-1A plastic alto (and other recommended models included here): https://honeysucklemusic.com/show3.php?cat=Alto