Recorder Lessons - Beginner

Recorder Lessons - Beginner
Thursday, October 10, 2019


Learn the recorder, make music, and have fun! Gary Porter, longtime musician and teacher in the American Recorder Society, shares her love of the recorder and the music you can make with it. No experience is necessary, new members to the group are accepted at any time.

VERY beginners: Never heard of a recorder? Tried it once, but forgot what it looks and sounds like? This class is for you! It’s never too late to stir up the gray matter and have fun while doing it! Please contact Gary for Supplies information.  VERY Beginners meet on Wednesdays at 11:00 AM in Ms. Porter's home studio* (Contact Gary for more specific information if you are interested)          

Beginners Plus: This class is for those who know a little about the instrument or have already had lessons. Reading treble clef is a plus, but not required. Students will play a variety of music, learning proper breathing skills, beautiful expression, and good intonation. The Suzuki Recorder Book, Vol. 1 for Alto part or Soprano part is required.  Beginners Plus meet Thursdays from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at The Center.      

Ms. Porter uses the Suzuki Recorder Methods books for class instruction.  She says she is "particularly fond of the Yamaha ECODEAR instruments with Baroque fingering. Appropriate supplies can be purchased online from the following vendors:, West, Music &, Sweet, Shar, or"

* Beginning in September 2019, there will be a $20/month fee for members; $25/month for guests.  Please contact Gary for Supplies requirement list. Students may attend one, two, or all classes for the same monthly fee.  All classes together are known as the C’ville Area Recorder Ensemble [CARE], affiliated with the American Recorder Society and students have all the benefits and privileges thereof at no extra cost.       

Call the Welcome Desk at (434) 974-7756 or contact Ms. Porter via email to register for class. 

Open to all.

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Recorder Lessons - Beginner

September - member $20.00
September - guest $25.00