Recorder Courses

 
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.

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.

April 2014 | May 2014 | June 2014 | July 2014 | August 2014 | September 2014

2014

 

Tue 22nd
-Sat 26th April

Recorder Making

Tutor: Tim Cranmore
Make your own professional wooden recorder with expert recorder maker, Tim Cranmore. During this 5 day course you will be involved in making the tools required for the bore, turning the profile from drawings, drilling the tone holes, making the head-joint and cutting the windway, block fitting, and tuning and voicing the recorder.
Cost: £1,000
Web: http://www.cambridgewoodwindmakers.org/info/courses/recorder-making+99.html

Thu 24th April

Watch@Work Recorders

The Champion Workshop at Bury Farm, Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge, CB22 5BP

Drop in and watch recorders being made by hand. Tim Cranmore, internationally respected recorder maker, will show you the work in progress on our week-long recorder making course. (Other times by appointment). The event is free and organised school parties are very welcome (call Daniel Bangham on 01223 713101 to arrange). This is especially of interest to people considering attending any future courses.

Please email us if you would like to visit (informationatcambridgewoodwindmakersdotorg).
Cost: Free
Web
: http://www.cambridgewoodwindmakers.org/info/watch-@-work-series/watch-@-work-|-recorder-making+174.html

Sunday 27th April

NYRO Recorder Day

 Exeter

The National Youth Recorder Orchestras welcome recorder players of Grade 3 standard and above, aged 10 to 21, as well as recorder teachers.
Tuition groups will be arranged by playing standard, typically Grade 3 to Grade 6 and Grade 7 to Diploma, and there will be some playing for the whole ensemble. You can also audition for our Summer Course 2014.
At some of our Recorder Days, we encourage young players who have not yet reached Grade 3 (or even Grade 1!) on the recorder to come for two hours in the afternoon to enjoy an hour’s playing with one of our tutors and have the chance to participate in the informal concert at the end of the day. The fee for this is just £5.
Recorder Day Fee: £25
Details and application form

Fri 2nd – Sun 4th May

Recorder Weekend: All Fingers and Thumbs!

Farncombe Estate Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7LJ

Tutor: Andrew Collis
Following last year’s successful course, another opportunity for Lower Intermediate recorder players to enjoy a weekend of music-making in a relaxed and friendly class. You should be competent on descant, treble and tenor instruments with good sight-reading ability.  We will look at recorder technique, playing a variety of pieces in a mix of styles and approaches.  Music will range from early to modern.  Make more of the music you play and gain confidence in ensemble playing and one-to-a-part.
Cost: Single: £290 Double/Twin : £270 Non-residential: £191
Tel: 0333 456 8580
Email: enquiriesatfarncombecoursesdotcodotuk
Web: http://farncombecourses.co.uk/our-course/recorder-weekend-fingers-thumbs/

Fri 2nd – Sun 4th May

Recorder Weekend

Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT

Tutor: Helen Hooker
This is an ensemble course for upper intermediate level recorder players. We shall play as a large conducted ensemble exploring music in many different styles and from all periods of music from the sixteenth to the twenty first century. The music to be studied will utilise all sizes of recorder, from descant to contrabass. Students are required to have the ability to play in F and C fingerings. The repertoire will include some Renaissance multi-choir pieces along with music by Holborne, Corelli, Challinger and others. All music will be provided.
Cost: £283.00 (residential) £190 (non-residential)
Web: http://www.dillington.com/events/recorder-weekend/356/

Mon 19th – Thu 22nd May

Advanced Recorders

Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB

Tutor: Evelyn Nallen
Approximate Standard: Advanced
Renowned teacher and soloist Evelyn Nallen leads another friendly and encouraging course designed for the more experienced non-professional recorder player from about Grade 7 upwards. You should be confident of your abilities but need not have taken any formal examinations. We’ll be working in a class format on both solo pieces – you are encouraged to bring pieces you are currently working on – and in ensembles.
Cost: Resident: £365.00 Non-resident: £290.00 Code: 14/324
benslowmusic.org
Tel: 01462 459446
Fax: 01462 440171

Mon 16th – Thu 19th June

Summer Recorders

Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB

Tutor: Sandra Foxall, Alyson Lewin
Approximate Standard: Intermediate Advanced
Another opportunity to experience Sandra Foxall’s and Alyson Lewin’s sympathetic and helpful teaching as they encourage course members to tackle a broad range of styles in their confidence-building course. You will gain more from the course if you are a reasonable sight-reader and have some experience of playing with others, and we would like you to be competent at playing at least two sizes of recorder. Please let us know which recorders you are bringing when you book, and please bring a couple of pieces that you’ve prepared beforehand.
Cost: Resident: £365.00 Non-resident: £290.00 Code: 14/330
Brochure and application form
benslowmusic.org
Tel: 01462 459446
Fax: 01462 440171

Sunday 29th June

NYRO Recorder Day

London

The National Youth Recorder Orchestras welcome recorder players of Grade 3 standard and above, aged 10 to 21, as well as recorder teachers.
Tuition groups will be arranged by playing standard, typically Grade 3 to Grade 6 and Grade 7 to Diploma, and there will be some playing for the whole ensemble. You can also audition for our Summer Course 2014.
At some of our Recorder Days, we encourage young players who have not yet reached Grade 3 (or even Grade 1!) on the recorder to come for two hours in the afternoon to enjoy an hour’s playing with one of our tutors and have the chance to participate in the informal concert at the end of the day. The fee for this is just £5.
Recorder Day Fee: £25
Details and application form

26th July – 2nd August

Recorder Summer SchoolRecorder Summer School

Bishop Burton College, near Beverley, East Yorkshire

Technique classes and ensemble playing for all levels
Tutors Tom Beets, Louise Bradbury, Sandra Foxall, Helen Hooker, Laura Justice, Maria Martinez Ayerza, Marion Scott, Eileen Silcocks and Moira Usher
Daily option classes to include:
One-to-a-part, Renaissance Polyphony, Dances through the Ages, Choir, Light music and Swing and 2 Recorder orchestras
Contact Josée Beeson
Email: adminatrecordersummerschooldotorgdotuk
Address: Flat 3 Astwick Manor, Coopers Green Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9BP
Web: www.recordersummerschool.org.uk

Tue 29th July

Woodhouse Recorder Week Junior Day

St John’s Centre, Merrow, Guildford GU4 7AA

Ensemble activities and mini-masterclasses across different levels, for keen younger players aged 18 and under, from beginner to Grade 8+
Tutors: Rebecca Austen-Brown (Junior RCM), Annabel Knight (Guildford Recorder Ensembles, Birmingham Conservatoire) and Amy Whittlesea (Wells Cathedral School)
Cost: £45/£30
Information: Woodhouse Recorder Week

Thu 31st July – Sun 3rd August

Woodhouse Recorder Week Advanced Recorder Course

Okewood Hill Village Hall, nr Dorking, Surrey

Tutors: Dan Laurin (31st July and 1st August), Annabel Knight (full course) Robin Bigwood Harpsichord/piano accompaniment (full course)
Level approx Grade 8+.
Minimum age 16; no upper age limit.
Masterclasses, ensemble playing, workshops, tutor concert
Cost: £390 (full course); other single and multiple day rates also available from £110 Discounts available for students in full time education and for pre-formed ensembles who wish to study together.
Accommodation is in local B&Bs at own cost, or camping on site for free. Breakfast and lunch included, and some evening meals.
Information: Woodhouse Recorder Week

Mon 11th -
Fri 15th August

Recorder Making

The Champion Workshop at Bury Farm, Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge, CB22 5BP

Tutor: Tim Cranmore
Make your own professional wooden recorder with expert recorder maker, Tim Cranmore. During this 5 day course you will be involved in making the tools required for the bore, turning the profile from drawings, drilling the tone holes, making the head-joint and cutting the windway, block fitting, and tuning and voicing the recorder.
Cost: £1,000
Web: http://www.cambridgewoodwindmakers.org/info/courses/recorder-making+99.html

Wed 13th August

Watch@Work Recorders

The Champion Workshop at Bury Farm, Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge, CB22 5BP

Drop in and watch recorders being made by hand. Tim Cranmore, internationally respected recorder maker, will show you the work in progress on our week-long recorder making course. (Other times by appointment). The event is free and organised school parties are very welcome (call Daniel Bangham on 01223 713101 to arrange). This is especially of interest to people considering attending any future courses.

Please email us if you would like to visit (informationatcambridgewoodwindmakersdotorg).
Cost: Free
Web
: http://www.cambridgewoodwindmakers.org/info/watch-@-work-series/watch-@-work-|-recorder-making+174.html

16-23 August

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 the 15th to the 21st centuries. Sessions include one-to-a-part groups, lectures, 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 3
Ireland
Tel. 00 353 (0) 1 8337869
infoatirishrecorderandviolcoursedotorg
www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org

Sun 17th -
Thu 21st August

Recorder Making

The Champion Workshop at Bury Farm, Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge, CB22 5BP

Tutor: Tim Cranmore
Make your own professional wooden recorder with expert recorder maker, Tim Cranmore. During this 5 day course you will be involved in making the tools required for the bore, turning the profile from drawings, drilling the tone holes, making the head-joint and cutting the windway, block fitting, and tuning and voicing the recorder.
Cost: £1,000
Web: http://www.cambridgewoodwindmakers.org/info/courses/recorder-making+99.html

Wed 20th August

Watch@Work Recorders

The Champion Workshop at Bury Farm, Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge, CB22 5BP

Drop in and watch recorders being made by hand. Tim Cranmore, internationally respected recorder maker, will show you the work in progress on our week-long recorder making course. (Other times by appointment). The event is free and organised school parties are very welcome (call Daniel Bangham on 01223 713101 to arrange). This is especially of interest to people considering attending any future courses.

Please email us if you would like to visit (informationatcambridgewoodwindmakersdotorg).
Cost: Free
Web
: http://www.cambridgewoodwindmakers.org/info/watch-@-work-series/watch-@-work-|-recorder-making+174.html

Sat 23rd & Sun 24th August

Back-to-back Playing Days

May Hill Village Hall (a few miles west of Gloucester)

Ann and Steve Marshall are hosting two back-to-back playing days.
The Saturday playing is conducted by Ann and Steve, and will comprise easier music, suitable for everyone except complete beginners.
On Sunday Helen Hooker will lead the day, and the music will be moderate, so that most people at a typical SRP branch will be able to enjoy it. There may well be people on the border, who will want to attend both days, and they are very welcome to do so.
Attendance at each playing day costs just £10 (or £18 for both).
Information and booking form

Sun 24th – Sat 30th August

Recorder Course in South of France

Moulin de Carjarc, Cordes-Sur-Ciel, Tarn Valley

Five days of music-making in gorgeous surroundings in the South of France for advanced recorder players
Tutor: Evelyn Nallen
We will explore recent English music for consorts as well as looking at how musicians, from all over Europe, working in London at the beginning of the 18th century actually ornamented their music.
There will also be a Daily Clinic to which you can bring queries about style, technique and repertoire – of any period.
Cost: £325 – £525
Further details: see poster or contact
Vic Morris +44 1223 242506 vmorris1atbtinternetdotcom or
Jane Ebel +44 7515 822479 penskiatbtinternetdotcom

Fri 5th – Sun 7th September

Scottish Recorder Course

Tulliallan

Scottish Police College, Tulliallan Castle, Kincardine, FK10 4BE

Tutors: Stuart Forrester, Lynne Hope and Mary Bonsor
The Scottish Recorder Course (formerly the National Recorder School of Scotland) was formed, under the direction of Brian Bonsor, in 1980 and attracts players of all recorders from sopranino to contra bass. This enables the course to offer a wide variety of ensemble playing at intermediate and advanced levels. The groups are carefully planned to consist of players of matching standard. Some instruction in technique will also be provided.
Web: http://scottishrecordercourse.org.uk/index.html
Details and application form

26th – 29th September

RecorderFest

Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB

Tutors: Colin Touchin, Alyson Lewin, Sandra Foxall, Jean McCreary, Caroline Radcliffe
Standard Range: Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced
The Benslow RecorderFest, organised in association with The Society of Recorder Players, offers opportunities to enhance skills and confidence in both recorder playing techniques and (optional) conducting skills. Players of almost all levels (beginners not included) are catered for with four graded strands of one-to-a-part and larger ensembles (Elementary, Intermediate A&B, Advanced).
The repertoire will include music of 5 centuries and tutors will coach on playing techniques for each period as well as interpretation and style. Players can choose to play mostly in small ensemble (both ad hoc and tutor-led) but will also have opportunities to share in large and full ensemble sessions to explore the richer and deeper sonorities of massed playing. Those who wish to develop skills as conductors or directors of recorder ensembles can follow a strand of sessions tackling techniques of conducting and ensemble management, with some “podium time” in front of willing and sympathetic players on the course.
The RecorderFest will equip all players to become better ensemble members with enhanced listening and awareness.
Price: £199 – £255
Brochure and application form

Last updated April 23, 2014