Recorders: intermediate

Course Dates: 17/01/24 - 20/03/24
Time: 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Keeley Street
A course for recorder players to develop technique further, explore repertoire, and learn how to play both solo and in ensemble. Suitable for those with at least one year's playing experience, and confident in music-reading. Break week: 14 Feb 2024.
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Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £103.00

Course Code: ME102B

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Wed, day, 17 Jan - 20 Mar '24

Duration: 9 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Further develop your skill and confidence in playing solo and ensemble / consort music.

What will we cover?

- Technique: fingering, breathing and articulation
- Scales and pieces in keys including up to 3 sharps and flats
- Basic ornamentation (e.g. trills, mordents and turns)
- Broadening repertoire in a variety of styles
- Music reading/music theory related to the exercises and pieces played.

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

- Know the fingering for more notes on your recorder (descant / treble / tenor)
- Play with iimproved control of breath, articulation and intonation
- Read and execute a variety of basic embellishments (e.g. trills, mordents and turns)
- Recognise and perform various different styles of recorder music
- Read and interpret music notation accurately.

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 year, or 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, playing along with the tutor and others in the class, individual practice. You will receive regular feedback from your tutor.
A regular practice routine is essential to make progress (ideally 15 - 20 minutes, 4 times per week).

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

You need your own instrument(s), as well as a notebook, pencil and eraser.
Music will be supplied by the tutor via Google Classroom, and course books will be discussed in the first session.

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

Recorders: intermediate continues next term.
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.