Recorders

Music Centre meets every Saturday during term time

Early Days Recorders

Tutor: Brigid Frazer (sabbatical cover 2017-18 Paul Hunter)
Ages 5 to 7
9.00 am – 10.15 am

  • Understanding pitch, pulse & rhythm
  • Learning reading skills
  • Playing simple percussion

Junior Recorders

Tutor: Jenny AconsJunior Recorders
Ages 7 to 10
9.00 am – 10.15 am

  • Becoming more fluent and playing smoothly
  • Learning new notes and playing in new keys
  • Learning to play in 2 parts – listening and counting
  • Learning to sight-read
  • Playing mostly well-known tunes, ragtime and traditional melodies
  • Singing and playing rounds
  • Experimenting with percussion, such as chime bars, to accompany recorders

Intermediate Recorders

Tutor: Nick Stacey
Ages 9 to 14 years
9.00 am – 10.15 am

  • Playing in three or four parts
  • Learning more adventurous keys and higher notes
  • Experiencing treble, tenor and soprano recorders
  • Variety of styles from Delius to Disney
  • Branching out into more complicated rhythms and syncopation
  • New arrangements, specially for this group, of well-known pieces
  • Relaxed and fun atmosphere

Senior Recorders

Tutor: Christopher Dixon
Ages 14 upwards
9 am – 10:15 am

  • Developing new techniques for playing more difficult repertoire
  • Learning to hold a musical line
  • Extensive repertoire from baroque and classical pieces to modern arrangements of Scott Joplin and Lennon and McCartney
  • Playing the full range of recorders to a high standard
  • Developing confident musicianship in a friendly atmosphere