Recorder Courses


See also the Other Courses page for courses that include recorders and other instruments, the Regular Classes page for classes that run over a period and the Playing Days page for SRP branch playing days, and the Training page for one-day workshops run by the SRP. Courses and Workshops about recorder making and repair are listed on the Instrument Suppliers page.

Throughout the year Recorder Courses Lyme holds recorder courses at all levels from beginners to Diploma for around 10 – 12 players with some of the best tutors. See their website for more information.

Manor Farm Music Frivolities runs free recorder sessions for adult beginners. See their website for details and dates.

Ann and Steve Marshall also run several recorder courses, advertised here and on their website.

November 2016 | February 2017 | March 2017 | April 2017 | August 2017

November 2016


14th – 17th November

Recorders for All Autumn Ensemble Course

Halsway Manor Somerset

For intermediate players
Tutor: Pam Smith.
Participants must be able to play tenor or bass.
Further details Jan Epps jandotepps57atgmaildotcom tel:01752 481193

Friday 25 – Sunday 27 November

Autumn Recorder Orchestra Weekend

9G7A0987 (cropped)

High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire EN11 8SG

Tutors: Helen Hooker, Ruth Burbidge, Ann Marshall and Steve Marshall
The 2015 Autumn Recorder Orchestra Weekend, held at Biggleswade, was a big success. Ann and Steve Marshall have therefore set up a second such course (this time near Hertford), with the same successful team of tutors. The weekend is entirely devoted to playing in recorder orchestras – in six of the ten sessions you will have a choice of playing in an ‘easier’ or ‘harder’ orchestra, and in the other four we will all play together, to experience the thrilling sound of a large band of recorders. As in 2015, Rosemary Robinson and her spinet will be a very special guest.
‘Easier’ orchestra will be suitable for most SRP players, and stronger U3A players. ‘Harder’ orchestra is aimed at people who play in regular recorder orchestras, or at strong SRP players. We again intend to have one session of ‘eight-foot orchestra’ (tenors and bigger only), and one session of ‘Genuinely Easy Orchestra’, the latter giving every single course participant something they can enjoy without undue difficulty.
Prices are £280 (accommodation in an en suite room), £240 (accommodation in a room without en suite) or £150 (non-residential)
Despite this course being towards the end of 2016, some people wanted to book early and so bookings are already open.
Booking form
Contact: Ann Marshall on 01452 831654 or at annatmayhilldotcodotuk
Further information

February 2017


3rd – 5th February

Recorders at Plymouth Recorder Orchestra Weekend

Halsway Manor Somerset

Tutors: Helen Hooker and Steve Marshall.
Further details Jan Epps email: jandotepps57atgmaildotcom  tel:01752 481193

Saturday 4th February

Intermediate Recorder Orchestra Day

Lawrence Sheriff School,  Clifton Road, Rugby CV21 3AG

A relaxed introduction to the recorder orchestra.

Good music, good fun, good company!
: Caroline Jones
Fee: £18
Contact: Caroline Jones 07789 845855 carolinejonesrecordersathotmaildotcom
Details and application form

March 2017


24th – 31st March

Recorders for All Easter Course

The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 1AU

Tutors Pam Smith, Andrew Collis, Janice Ormerod, Andrew Melville, Josef Manser, Ann Marshall, Steve Marshall, Brian Blood, Ruth Burbidge and Rosemary Robinson.
Further details Jan Epps jandotepps57atgmaildotcom tel:01752 481193

31st March – 2nd April

Recorder Weekend

Knuston Hall

Knuston Hall, Station Road, Irchester, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7EU

Tutors: Polyphonica Trio: Simone Reid, Grace Barton, Michael Piraner
This course is a must for all recorder lovers!
There will be the opportunity to work in ensembles of various sizes and also to further develop technique. There will also be the option to take individual coaching with a member of Polyphonica and hear them perform a recital on Saturday afternoon.
This course is not for complete beginners and participants are encouraged to bring recorders of different sizes.
Enquiries: 01604 362200  enquiriesatknustonhalldotorgdotuk

April 2017


1st – 7th April

Easter Early Music Course

Easter Early Music Course

St George’s Ascot SL5 7DZ

Tutors: Philip Thorby, Alison Kinder, David Hatcher, Emma Murphy, Barabara Law, Tom Beets, Asako Morikawa
Application Form

August 2017


12-19 August 2017

Irish Recorder and Viol Course


An Grianán, Termonfechin, Ireland

Established in 1971 by Theo Wyatt, the Irish Recorder and Viol course is designed for players of recorders, viols and other early instruments, and covers a wide repertoire from ancient to modern. Sessions include one-to-a-part groups, workshops, technique classes, consort songs, trio sonatas, choir, large and small ensembles. Tutors: Ibi Aziz, Marion Doherty, Pamela Flanagan, Emma Murphy, Marion Scott, Philip Thorby.
Further information from: Mrs Patricia Flanagan, 110 Kincora Avenue,Clontarf, Dublin 3Ireland
Tel. 00 353 85 2880389 infoatirishrecorderandviolcoursedotorg


Last updated November 10, 2016