Recorder taster

Course Dates: 20/07/22
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Location: Keeley Street
Discover or rediscover the joy of this simple but delightful instrument. Learn the basics of fingering and articulation to play new and old tunes, and in ensemble. Please bring your own descant and/or treble.
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Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00

Course Code: ME950

Wed, day, 20 Jul - 20 Jul '22

Duration: 1 session

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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What is the course about?

An introduction or re-introduction to playing recorder, in a friendly group setting. Develop your skill and confidence in
playing solo and ensemble music.

What will we cover?

• Basic technique of recorder playing: fingering, breathing and articulation
• Playing in unison with others, and playing in parts in a small ensemble
• A range of recorder repertoire in a variety of styles
• Music reading and basic music theory
• Transfer from descant to treble recorder, if appropriate.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• know the fingering for most of the notes of two different scales used on the recorder (descant and/or treble)
• play the recorder with some control of breath and articulation and good intonation
• play tunes on your own or with a group
• play a part in a simple ensemble piece
• recognise and comment on the different styles of recorder music
• understand the basics of music notation.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for beginners, or for those who played years ago and want to brush up their skills to get back into
recorder playing. You need to be able to listen to and follow instructions in English.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

• Tutor demonstration and explanation
• Practical work on your instrument and feedback from the tutor
• Group discussion and peer feedback.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring your instrument(s), as well as a notebook, pencil and eraser. Music and worksheets will be provided by the tutor.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Please refer to our blog to help you decide on a variety of instrumental classes at City Lit. Choosing an instrumental class at City Lit
You may also be interested in one of City Lit's many Musicianship or Music Appreciation courses.

Peter Wendland

Peter is a professional viol and recorder player. He performs and records professionally, notably as a member of the renowned Rose Consort of Viols. He has several diplomas as a viol performer, from Köln and Den Hague, and German state qualifications as a teacher of recorder and viol to higher education. Peter has over thirty years’ teaching experience in one-to-one and group sessions, ranging from adult beginners and keen amateurs to students at music colleges, professionals, and children. He teaches regularly on international summer courses in Europe. At City Lit Peter teaches recorders and early music. He loves to communicate and bring out the beauty and sensitivity in "early" music.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.