While the Recorder may be known mostly as "that instrument you played in elementary school," it has a rich history spanning hundreds of years, several diverse cultures, and a multitude of musical styles. The recorder as we know it in the West today emerged in Europe during the Middle Ages. The instrument flourished in the 17th Century in what is recognized as the "Golden Age" of the Recorder. The Baroque music that was produced during this time is still studied and performed to this day.
Through private lessons you can learn how to play the Recorder at your own pace with guidance from an expert instructor.
Beginning Students will learn…
- Proper finger placement
- Breathing and playing technique
- How to read music
- Basic music theory
- How to play simple songs
As you progress through your recorder lessons you and your teacher will explore more complex rhythms and melodies through more advanced songs. You will also develop greater skills in breathing and tone flow to create beautiful sounds on the recorder. You will also have the opportunity to play duets with your instructor.
When To Start Recorder Lessons
Our recorder students range in age from 6 or 7 to adult.