- Recorder 2020
February 8, 2020 - December 12, 2020
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Enrolments for Recorder Lessons on Saturdays in 2020 are now closed.
Enrolments for Recorder lessons on Fridays after school are now open
Enquire for Individual Lessons from Term 3.
The recorder is a very old woodwind instrument that has been revived in recent decades. It is comparatively easy to play and, for this reason, is popular in schools. It is held vertically, with the top of the instrument in the mouth ‘end-blown.’ Fingers cover the open holes to provide the different notes.
The recorder was popular in medieval times through to the baroque era, but declined in the 18th century in favour of orchestral woodwind instruments including the flute, oboe, and clarinet. During its heyday, the recorder was traditionally associated with pastoral scenes, miraculous events, funerals, marriages and amorous scenes.
Today, it is often thought of as a child’s instrument, but there are many professional players who demonstrate the instrument’s full solo range. The sound of the recorder is remarkably clear and sweet, partly because of the lack of upper harmonics and predominance of odd harmonics in the sound.
We are unable to hire Recorders. Please speak to the school supervisor as recorders are available for purchase from the music school office.
Saturday mornings between 8.30 and 12.30pm. Each lesson is 45 minutes in length and can accommodate up to 8 students per class.
Beginners and Emerging classes are available early morning (8.30, 9.15), mid morning (10.15, 11.00) or late morning (11.45)
intermediate and Advanced classes please check with the school supervisor for specific times as this will depend on numbers enrolled.
Please put your preferred time in the additional information field on the registration form. (e.g prefer early morning)
Once enrolled, the music school supervisor will allocate an appropriate time according to ability & level.
Class Dates: Classes run for all four school terms – see 2020 calendar for dates
Minimum age: 5 years old
Recorder Books ‘Recorder From The Beginning Book 1’ – $16.00
Recorder Books ‘Recorder From The Beginning Book 2’ – $22.00
After enrolment, please see the Supervisor or the class teacher about which music book is right for your child’s class and level, so that you can buy the right one.