REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS COURSE.
Course Description: The recorder is one of the most popular instruments in America among adult amateur musicians largely because of the relative ease in learning to play it and the enjoyment of playing in a group. No experience in playing a recorder is necessary, but some knowledge of reading music (treble clef) is strongly suggested.
The class will be divided into three half-hour sections: First section for beginners and those who took the class last season and progressed halfway through the book; Second session for those who finished most of book one but not started book two. Both groups will focus on learning the fingering for the notes and playing basic rhythms. The third group will work on playing consort music together with some fingering and rhythm instructions along the way.
Students may bring any recorders (soprano, alto or tenor) to the first class. If you don’t have one, Brooke will have a few loaner instruments that can be used on a temporary basis and she can also recommend where to purchase one.
Location: Harbor Club
Dates/Times: Tuesdays Feb 6 to Mar 19, 11 AM - 12:15 PM
Instructor: Brooke Jaron
Brooke Jaron was Music Director of the Philadelphia Recorder Society for 11 years and performed with Philomel, Orfeo Ensemble and The Folger Consort. She was a student of Marian Verbruggen, the Dutch recorder virtuoso, in Amsterdam, Holland, and also studied with the noted recorder player, Bernard Krainis, in Great Barrington, MA. Jaron has been teaching and performing on the recorder for over 40 years, privately and in workshops. She was on the faculty of George Washington University, University of Rhode Island and Settlement Music School in Philadelphia.
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