See also:

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 the All Year Round tab 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.

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

Brochure

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

Brochure

24th June
NYRO
Aberdeen Recorder Day
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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

Brochure

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

6th–9th August

Woodhouse Recorder Courses Advanced Course

Owlpen Manor, Glos, UK
Ages 16+, Grade 8+

Tutors: Annabel Knight with Robin Bigwood (accomp)

Daily technique, repertoire and ensemble work, plus tutor concerts and home-cooked food in a fabulous countryside location. An ideal opportunity for those preparing for advanced level performances, auditions, exams or college entrance, to gain useful new skills and insights into the world of the professional recorder player. Maximum 7 participants on this intense but very friendly and supportive course.

Website

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

24th-26th August
Summer Recorder Festival
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Dean Close School, Cheltenham, GL51 6EP

The Summer Recorder Festival is run under the banner of ‘Recorders for All’ by Pam Smith and Jan Epps. This year will be the 4th and takes place from 24 – 26 August 2018 at Dean Close School Cheltenham. The tutors are Alyson Lewin, Annemarie Klein, Annabel Knight, Dietrich Schnabel, Helen Hooker, John Hawkes, Moira Usher, Pam Smith, Ruth Burbidge and Sarah Whomersley.

Brochure and Booking

This course is always very popular so early booking is advised.

Further information on the web site www.recordersforall.org.uk or contact Jan Epps jandotepps57atgmaildotcom telephone 01752 481193.

Tuesday 28th August
Woodhouse Recorder Courses Junior DayWoodhouse Junior Day

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

Ages 18 and under, up to Grade 8

Tutors Annabel Knight, Rebecca Austen-Brown and Katriina Boosey
Junior Days are designed for young recorder players up to the age of 18 to enjoy a day of workshops and playing opportunities, meeting other children at a similar age and level, with a shared enthusiasm for playing the recorder. Participants often travel from far and wide and enjoy making new friends, learning new skills, and hearing and experiencing all kinds of interesting or unfamiliar music and instruments.

Website

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 April 18, 2018