President Jonathan Dove

Recorder Courses


See also 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 below 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 2017 | January 2018 | February 2018 | March 2018 | April 2018 | All Year

November 2017

24th – 26th November

Recorder Consorts

Piers Adams

Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud GL6 7QW

Tutor: Piers Adams

The weekend workshop will be tailored towards its participants and may include solo or consort masterclasses, larger scale (multi-choir) ensemble works and recorder technique.

Price: Fully inclusive residential single £285; shared £245; non-residential £185

More information and booking

January 2018

7th-12th January

Orpheus Recorder Boutique

Orpheus Recorder Boutique

Armidale NSW Australia

An intensive and intimate recorder course for intermediate and advanced players Six days of technique classes, two ensembles classes daily, along with Large Ensemble. Each group will be a balanced and fully functional small ensemble that caters to each individual’s needs.  Each group will work with a variety of tutors throughout the week. There is a separate Youth Section for players under 18 as well as on campus options for players from age 11. Full board available on campus  – also available for unaccompanied minors.
Tutors: Petri Arvo, Kamala Bain, Alexandra Bailliet-Joly, Alana Blackburn, María Martínez Ayerza, Daniel Murphy, Ruth Wilkinson
and for the Youth Stream: Daniel Murphy, Alexandra Bailliet-Joly
Poster and Why Not Come to Australia

February 2018

3rd February 2018

Intermediate Recorder Orchestra Day

Church Lawford Village Hall,  Church Lawford, nr Rugby, CV23 9EE
(Lifts can be provided from Rugby railway station)

Conductor: Caroline Jones

10.30am to 5.00pm

A relaxed introduction to the recorder orchestra. Good music, good fun and good company.

Fee: £18,

Details and application form

Further information: 07789 845 855 Carolinejonesrecordersathotmaildotcom

March 2018


5th – 8th March
Springtime Recorders


Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB
Tutors: Alyson Lewin and Caroline Jones

Another confidence building course designed to offer sympathetic and helpful teaching across the broad-range of recorder repertoire. You should be of intermediate standard and above, a reasonable sight reader and competent at playing at least two sizes of recorder. There will be several opportunities for one-to-a-part playing: please feel free to bring music for these sessions, and all other music will be provided.
Cost: Resident: £400 Non-Resident: £305

29th March to 5th April
Easter Recorder Course

The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Alfreton DE55 1AU

Tutors: Brian Blood, Ruth Burbidge, Andrew Collis, Annabel Knight, Josef Manser, Janice Ormerod, Pam Smith

Contact: Jan Epps 01752 481193 jandotepps57atgmaildotcom

April 2018

13th – 15th April
Recorder Weekend
Knuston Hall

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

Tutors: Grace Barton, Michael Piraner, Simone Reid (Polyphonica Trio)
Prices: Sharing a room £264.00, With a single room £299.00, No overnight stay £198.00
Further details will be available on the website

All Year


Recorder Courses Lyme RCL

Victoria House, Uplyme Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT73LP

Recorder Courses for around 10 Players:
All through the year we organise recorder courses for around 10 players and often a few non-playing other-halves. We attract the best tutors from around the world and so you are guaranteed an engaging course which can be tailored to the needs of the people on the course. Courses vary from a few days to a week and from Beginners to Diploma standard.  Why not have a look at our website to see what tutors and courses we have coming up!  We pride ourselves on our home cooked food and homely atmosphere. Bring your slippers and enjoy having fun whilst learning to play the recorder.

Contact: Josee Beeson enquiriesatrecordercourseslymedotcom  (enquiriesatrecordercourseslymedotcom)   07711 307105


Last updated November 11, 2017