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.

March 2018 | April 2018 | May 2018 | June 2018 | July 2018 | August 2018All Year

March 2018 

Sunday, 4th March
Recorder Day

Recorder Day at Wells Cathedral School

Wells Cathedral School, The Liberty, Wells BA5 2ST

9.30am-4pm
Recorder Tutors: Tabea Debus & Anna Stegmann

Enjoy a fabulous day of recorder teaching at Wells Cathedral School, open to all levels and ages! Spend the day in the beautiful surroundings Quilter Hall in the Music School, taking part in baroque and contemporary music workshops, ensemble playing, a masterclass for advanced players and a concert at the end of the day. 

Admission: £35

Contact: Dominique Swain: ddotswainatwells-cathedral-schooldotcom  Phone: 01749 834487.

5th – 8th March
Springtime Recorders

Benslow

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
Website

17th March 10am – 5pm

Recorder and flute consorts
Loki Music

Aldeburgh Music Room, Park Road, Aldeburgh IP15 5EU
A playing day for recorder and flute players of at least Grade 3/4 standard, rehearsing music from c.1550 – 1650 in groups. Some opportunities for individual lessons too. The main pitch will be A+440, but there may be some opportunity for chamber music at A=415 as well. Directed by William Summers. Up to 16 people can be accommodated for the ensemble groups.
Cost: £30 for individual or group session; £50 for both
Information and booking at Loki Music

18th March 2018
NYRO
Birmingham Recorder Day

Priory School, Edgbaston

A fun day of playing with Katriina Boosey and Annabel Knight for young recorder players from Grade 3 upwards at Priory School, Edgbaston. Players who are not quite ready to join in a full NYRO day or have not reached the minimum grade standard are welcome to join us for the afternoon session. Auditions for the Summer Course 2018 will be held at this event.
Cost: £30 for the full day (£10 for the afternoon only).
Website

18th March
Playing Day and Workshop
Flanders Recorder Quartet

St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry St. Edinburgh EH1 1LG
With members of the Flanders Recorder Quartet: Bart Spanhove, Paul van Loey and Tom Beets
Organised by the Edinburgh Branch of the Society of Recorder Players and the Early Music Forum of Scotland
The day will include an ensemble playing day, a masterclass-style tutorial, an informal concert and possible private lessons for individuals or groups.
The day will start with registration from 10.30am for an 11.00am start, and finish around 4pm.
Information 

The event is now full!  Due to very high demand, we are unable to accept any further registrations. If you have already sent a registration form and have not had an email confirmation, please contact susanwhitemusicatgmaildotcom to check.

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

3rd-7th April
NYRO Easter CourseNYRO

Rugby School

This relaxed and informal course includes technique and beginner bass classes as well as chamber music and recorder orchestra sessions. No audition is required, so it is the perfect starting point for younger and less experienced players as well as providing playing challenges for the more advanced.

Players will work in smaller groups according to their playing level. There will also be sessions when everyone plays together. The course will culminate with a concert at Rugby School on the Saturday afternoon for families and friends.
Cost: £325 for full board and £235 for day students

Website

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
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27th – 28th April
Spring Playing Weekend
Carrick Consort

Trispen Methodist Hall,Trispen TR4 9BA

Organised by Carrick Consort, Cornwall
Conductors: Ann and Steve Marshall

Details and application form

29th April
NYRO Exeter Recorder Day

St. Luke’s Church Rooms, Countess Wear
A fun day of playing with Annabel Knight and Katriina Boosey for young recorder players . Players who are not quite ready to join in a full NYRO day or have not reached the minimum grade standard are welcome to join us for the afternoon session. Auditions for the Summer Course 2018 will be held at this event.
The day is aimed at recorder players aged 8 to 25, with a playing standard from Grade 3 up to Diploma level. Applications from recorder teachers are also welcomed. Players who have not reached the required standard or are not ready for a full day’s playing can attend the afternoon session only at a cost of £10.
Cost: £30 for the full day (£10 for the afternoon only).
Website

May 2018

20th May
NYRO London Recorder Day

James Allen’s Girls’ School
Tutors Rebecca Austen-Brown and Katriina Boosey

The day is aimed at recorder players aged 8 to 25, with a playing standard from Grade 3 up to Diploma level. Applications from recorder teachers are also welcomed. Players who have not reached the required standard or are not ready for a full day’s playing can attend the afternoon session only at a cost of £10.
Cost: £30 for the full day (£10 for the afternoon only).
Website

June 2018 

24th June
NYRO
Aberdeen Recorder Day
NYRO

Tutors: Chris Orton and Katriina Boosey

The day is aimed at recorder players aged 8 to 25, with a playing standard from Grade 3 up to Diploma level. Applications from recorder teachers are also welcomed. Players who have not reached the required standard or are not ready for a full day’s playing can attend the afternoon session only at a cost of £10
Cost: £30 for the full day (£10 for the afternoon only)

Website

July 2018

28 July – 4 August 2018
Northumbrian Recorder and Viol School – NORVIS XLVIII

College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham, DH1 1SZ

Recorder tutors: Alan Davis, Oonagh Lee, Jane Rumney and Mary Tyers.
Other tutors: Elizabeth Dodd, Andrew Fowler, Alison Kinder, Susanna Pell and Jacqui Robertson-Wade (viols), Clare Griffel (singing), Michael Williamson (baroque strings), Martin Eastwell and Richard MacKenzie (lutes), John Treherne (harpsichord).

We welcome instrumentalists and singers of all ages and abilities. Plenty of variety with a wide range of activities and repertoire spanning early renaissance to late baroque. Lavishly staffed with inspirational tutors. Generous bursaries available.

Contact: Harriet Gilfillan 07736 108771
enquiriesatnorvisdotorgdotuk
www.norvis.org.uk

August 2018

13th-17th August

Historically Informed Summer School
HISS Bishop Burton

Bishop Burton College, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8QG

The Historically Informed Summer School is held annually, usually in mid-August. It is an international residential week open to singers and instrumentalists. The course covers all aspects of early music and folk & traditional music and is suitable for students of all ages and experience from elementary to advanced. 

Recorder Tutors: Rebecca Austen-Brown and Mary Tyers
Website

Enquiries: HISS Administrator hissenquiriesatgmaildotcom 0844 870 6478
or by post to: 258, Frome Road, Trowbridge BA14 0DS

18th-25th August

Irish Recorder and Viol Course

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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, 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 85 2880389 infoatirishrecorderandviolcoursedotorg
www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org

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
Website

 

Last updated February 14, 2018