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The Value of Recorder Playing

Please, please don't consider recorder playing to be solely a preparation for learning a...
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The Recorder - Old or New?

Although the recorder can be a quick and cheap way to teach the basics of music, it doesn't just...
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The Recorder: From Fame to Obscurity and Back

Without a doubt, ninety percent of people reading this will have come into contact with the...
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Recorder Advantages

The 2012 BBC Young  Musician of the year competition, when Charlotte Barbour-Condini won the...

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  • Louise Askew Central Fareham, PO16 Gold Member

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    I am a friendly, enthusiastic and engaging music teacher and professional musician. I have 10 years of teaching experience of all ages and abilities.
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    Hello, I'm Natalie and I love Music and teaching it! Music is a universal language and I strongly believe that it transforms the lives of all who pursue it. I sincerely hope to bring music to as many of your children as possible.
  • Elaine Round BMus QTS Upper Norwood, SE19 Silver Member

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    I am a friendly, committed and enthusiastic teacher, who always tailors my teaching to each pupil's needs and preferences, focusing on enjoyment, expression and quality technique.
  • C Jefferson Burghfield, RG7 Gold Member

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    Anyone can learn to play an instrument. All it takes is a little regular practice, access to music you enjoy, and effective guidance from a professional who tailors lessons to your needs.
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    I am a passionate and enthusiastic teacher who is dedicated to sharing music with students of all ages. I believe that being a versatile teacher is the key to successful learning and love to adapt lessons to individual students' needs.
  • Sophie Creaner North Finchley, N12 Gold Member

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    Everyone is a musician, they just may not have realised it yet. Whatever your goals may be, learning a musical instrument offers huge rewards, both direct and indirect, in any walk of life.
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  • Why learn to play the recorder?

    Fay Monypenny Recorder Teacher (Birmingham) Picture The recorder is a very misunderstood musical instrument. What place could this antiquity have for today's learners? Having met young flautists struggling to make a sound, saxophonists whose instruments are far too large for them, and whole-class clarinet teachers who spend half of a one hour...
  • The Recorder: From Fame to Obscurity and Back Editor's Pick

    Sophie Creaner Recorder Teacher (North London) Picture Without a doubt, ninety percent of people reading this will have come into contact with the recorder at some point in their lives. For most, this time will have been during their primary school years, when the recorder was used as a means to give them some practical experience of playing music....
  • How I Started!

    Sue Klein Recorder Teacher (South East London) Picture When I was young I definitely did not want to teach! I loved playing, and the first professional recorder player who inspired me was Frans Bruggen when I was about 7. But during my post-grad year training to be a teacher, I found that I really enjoyed teaching small groups and individuals. This...

 

  • Hotteterre - Principles of the Flute

    Imogen Clarke Recorder Teacher (York) Picture Jaques-Martin Hotteterre (-le Roman) 'Principles of the Flute Recorder and Oboe'. 1707. This is an invaluable source for wind players, who are interested in historically informed performance practice. It gives a detailed account of technique used in France in the early 1700s and in addition...
  • The Suzuki Method

    Karen Gibbard Recorder Teacher (Durham) Picture I find the Suzuki Method of music-teaching to be highly effective in enabling children to reach their potential not only in music but in life as a whole. As Dr. Suzuki said: "It is in our power to educate all the children of the world to become a little better as people, a little happier." How...
  • What made me want to teach...

    Recorder Teacher (Warrington) Picture I was 7 when I began playing the recorder.  I remember looking at the musical notes on the page and thinking how mysterious they were. Over 20 years later I am still playing the Recorder.  I play other instruments such as the Flute and Clarinet but something always draws me back to the...