The goal of our recorder classes is to inspire kids with a love of music, coupled with competency at reading music.
• 1-1.30 pm Beginner Recorder. Class will teach how to play the soprano/ descant recorder. We will learn to read music. The book we use introduces even beginner students to pieces from the ‘golden age’ of recorder music, the 1600s.
• 1.30-2.00 pm Intermediate Recorder. (Pre-requisite, beginner class). We will complete the soprano beginner book we worked through last year. Players will improve their technique and sight reading skills,, expand their repertoire and pleasure in playing. Upon completion of this, if the class likes, we will proceed to learning the alto recorder fingering. Or more advanced soprano playing.
• 9-10 am. Ensemble Recorder .(Pre requisite; intermediate class/ competency with both alto and soprano fingering, comfortable sight reading music). We will start to explore three and four part recorder music, combining soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorder parts. Participation in this class will likely involve playing background music for the Shakespeare play in the spring.