Recorders 1C

Course Dates: 26/04/23 - 05/07/23
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Keeley Street
Discover the joy of this delightful instrument. Learn the basics of fingering and articulation to play melodies both in unison and in ensemble. Please bring your own descant and/or treble. Break week: 31 May 2023.
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Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00

Course Code: ME101C

Wed, day, 26 Apr - 05 Jul '23

Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Further develop your recorder playing in a friendly group setting. Develop your skill and confidence in playing solo and ensemble pieces.

What will we cover?

- Basic techniques 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 music theory.

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

Know the fingering for notes on the recorder (descant and/or treble) to play in simple minor keys
- Play the recorder with control of breath and articulation and good intonation
- Play tunes on your own or with a group
- Play a line in an ensemble piece of up to three parts
- Identify different styles and periods in recorder music
- Understand more complex music notation.

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

This course is for those who have been learning recorder for at least a term, or those who have played before 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?

Classes are taught through tutor explanation and demonstration, group playing and individual practice. Sessions will also include class discussion, aural skills and theoretical study.
A regular practice routine is essential to make progress (ideally 20 minutes a session, at least 4 times per week).

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 will be provided by the tutor via Google Classroom, and course book will be discussed ath the first session.

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

This course leads to Recorders Intermediate
You may wish to support your learning through Musicianship and Music theory and/or Music history 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.