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Make Music with Friends: Learn to Play the Recorder

  • February 06, 2024
  • March 19, 2024
  • 7 sessions
  • February 06, 2024, 11:00 AM 12:15 PM (EST)
  • February 13, 2024, 11:00 AM 12:15 PM (EST)
  • February 20, 2024, 11:00 AM 12:15 PM (EST)
  • February 27, 2024, 11:00 AM 12:15 PM (EST)
  • March 05, 2024, 11:00 AM 12:15 PM (EST)
  • March 12, 2024, 11:00 AM 12:15 PM (EDT)
  • March 19, 2024, 11:00 AM 12:15 PM (EDT)
  • Harbor Club



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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