Introducing an exciting new program directed by Marea Chernoff. The Recorder Program offers group classes, ensembles and private lessons for all ages.
An instrument once played by kings, the recorder mimics birdsong and is said to represent love. A versatile instrument, the recorder enjoys a repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to modern day classical and pop music. Learning the recorder is a great way to introduce yourself to music, or further your musical pursuits.
Fee per term
|This fun, supportive and social course for adults requires no previous music or recorder experience. The recorder is an extremely affordable instrument, relatively straight forward to start and is ensemble friendly early in the learning process. This class will focus on playing the alto recorder.|
|Introducing a beginner recorder class where kids and parents will learn recorder together. The recorder is an extremely affordable instrument, relatively straight forward to start and is ensemble friendly early in the learning process making it a great family instrument to play. No previous music or recorder experience is required.|
|In a fun and supportive environment for kids who play recorder, the focus of this ensemble will be improving playing skills and musicality while learning important ensemble tools. Participants must play at least 1 recorder (C or F). Music will be chosen from the Renaissance through to present day, and performed throughout the year.
*Please note: experienced recorder players from age 7yrs may join this ensemble with the approval of the instructor
|Building on the musical, technique & ensemble skills of the kids ensemble, youth participants must play at least 1 recorder (C or F) and be working on or willing to learn the other voices to include SATB. Music will be chosen from the Renaissance through to present day, and performed throughout the year.|
|Intermediate Class I
Inter. Class II
Inter. Class III
|Designed for those already familiar with the recorder, who wish to advance their technical skill and musicality. Participants can progress through the class levels, or join at the level that best suits them. Click here for details about class levels|
|Adult Ensemble I
Adult Ensemble II
Adult Ensemble III
|$275 / $220|
|Join one of these ensembles to participate in a social and supportive environment focusing on improving skills and musicality while learning necessary ensemble tools. The ensembles run for all three terms in order to encourage consistency and progress within the groups. Music will be chosen from the Renaissance through to present day, and performed throughout the year. Click here for details about ensemble levels|
Private Lessons are also available for an additional fee.
Recorders and books for beginner players are available at Tom Lee Music, 2mins away from the VSO School, on Granville Street.