If you run a recorder class that you would like listed, please contact webedit@srp.org.uk


Blackheath Conservatoire of Music & the Arts, London, SE3.
Individual recorder tuition for adults and children throughout term time. Recorder ensembles for children, as well as adult recorder and Early Music ensembles, tutored by Lisete da Silva.
More details at http://www.conservatoire.org.uk

Covent Garden

City Lit Recorder Courses

Autumn Courses: Monday 17/09/2018 – Sunday 09/12/2018
Tutor: Isobel Clarke isobel.clarke@citylit.ac.uk

Recorder Level 1: Module 1
16.30-18.00 on Wednesdays
Discover or rediscover the recorder. Learn the basics of fingering and articulation to play new and old tunes, and in ensemble. Please bring your own descant and/or treble. Continues to module 2 next term.

Recorder: Return to Playing
20.00-21.30 on Wednesdays
If you already know the fingering of a 12th (C to G or F to C), can read music and play in tune and time, this course will develop your technique and musicianship further. Please bring your own instrument(s). Continues to module 2 next term.

Recorder Consorts and Ensemble
18.15-19.45 on Wednesdays
If you are already experienced in recorder ensemble playing, join this small, friendly group to look at developing consort playing skills in Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary styles.

Advanced Recorder Consorts and Ensemble
15.45-17.45 on Mondays
Recorder Ensemble for experienced players. This term, the group will focus on Renaissance and 20th-century repertoires.

Recorders: Advanced Technique
11.00-13.00 on Sundays
This course covers advanced recorder techniques for players with at least two years of experience. You will learn how to double tongue and use a wider range of fingerings and articulation, as well as working on expressive techniques such as vibrato. The course will include a mixture of technical work and exercises, as well as advanced pieces and some ensemble repertoire.

Crystal Palace

Thursdays 7.30 pm- 9.00pm Crystal Palace, London SE19

Complete beginner?
Haven’t played for years?
Only play one size recorder, want to learn another?

Develop your technique with help from a patient tutor and build your confidence playing in this small, friendly group

Recorders can be supplied upon request. Individual lessons also available.

Further Information:
Website: www.recordergroupslondon.co.uk 
Email:Julie Dean (info@recordershoplondon.co.uk)

Forest Hill

Bonhoeffer Group (Previously Horniman Recorder Players)

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Church  Dacres Road Forest Hill London SE23

Course Fees: £80 per term
We are a small group of adults, playing a wide range of music in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere under the guidance of a tutor. As this is an intermediate level ensemble, a reasonable standard of technique and sight-reading is expected – together with the ability to play one-to-a-part from time to time. Why not come and join us on Monday evenings during term time.

If you are interested, come along for a session to find out more – or come to our next concert!

Further Information:
Website: www.recordergroupslondon.co.uk 
Email: Julie Dean (info@recordershoplondon.co.uk)


Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7HT
Tutor: Peter Wendland

Recorder 1A
13 Sep 2018 – 6 Dec 2018 (18 hours, 12 weeks)
Thursdays 16:30 – 18:00
Learn the basic techniques of recorder playing: fingering, breathing, tonguing and basic musicianship. Descant, treble, tenor and bass recorders accommodated. Suitable for complete beginners. Please bring your own instrument. Suitable for complete beginners. Please bring your own instrument.

Recorder 2A
13 Sep 2018 – 6 Dec 2018 (18 hours, 12 weeks)
Thursdays 18:00 – 19:30

Improve your recorder technique and musical interpretation and play simple ensemble music. Descant, treble, tenor or bass recorders are accommodated. Suitable for players with a year’s experience.

Morley Recorder Consort
13 Sep 2018 – 6 Dec 2018 (18 hours, 12 weeks)
Thursdays 19:30 – 21:30
Suitable for players with at least 2 years’ experience on recorders. You will develop ensemble skills and musicianship. Students can join in any term.


Tuesdays 5.15 pm- 6.15pm
Holy Apostles Church Hall, Cumberland Street, London SW1

Complete beginner? or Haven’t played for years? or Only play one size recorder, want to learn another?
Develop your technique with help from a patient tutor and build your confidence playing in this small, friendly group.

Recorders can be supplied upon request. Pimlico recorder ensemble held from 6.30, special price for both sessions.

Further Information:
Contact: Julie Dean
Website: www.recordergroupslondon.co.uk
Email: info@recordershoplondon.co.uk

Pimlico Recorder Classes

These friendly Recorder Ensemble classes are held from 6.30pm – 8pm on Tuesday evenings at Holy Apostles Church Hall, Cumberland Street, London SW1.  Additional classes on Recorder Technique are held from 8pm – 9pm following the ensemble session.

Further Information:
Website: www.recordergroupslondon.co.uk 
Email: Julie Dean (info@recordershoplondon.co.uk)


Thomas Morley Recorders

William Summers rehearses ensemble music for recorders fortnightly on Wednesday evenings in Vauxhall. Players must be Grade 5 standard and above.
Email: williamjsummers@icloud.com
William performs frequently in historical venues, with many concerts including the recorder. Details are available on www.lokimusic.co.uk


Gorgeous Recorders

Monday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The recorder is wonderfully fun to play, and this group aims to revive our enjoyment of an easy yet undervalued instrument. Even if you haven’t picked one up for years, come along and enjoy rediscovering your skills.

We play a wide range of music from early music to The Beatles.  Some previous experience of playing and reading music necessary, but don’t worry if you are rusty!

We meet at the Queens Park Centre and Limelight Theatre in Aylesbury.


Stoke Gifford Recorder Players

This is a thriving group with 25 members from a wide area, some travelling by train from Bath, Yatton, and Tiverton.  We meet on term-time Tuesday mornings in St Michael’s Church, Stoke Gifford from 10am to 12noon.  We perform at community events, and have guest conductors to run workshops.


Coda Music Trust

Coda offers Woodwind tuition in Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute and Recorders for individuals and for groups of all ages and for all abilities from beginners of any age through to advanced players. (The starting age for child beginners for the different instruments will vary according to hand size).

High Wycombe

Chiltern Music Academy

Play, passion, performance! At CMA, 500 young musicians aged 4-18 play music together every weekend in term time. There are progressive classes for all levels of recorder playing:

  • Springers Recorders for year 2 beginners (Saturday, 11.30am-12.15pm)
  • Recorder Racers for year 3-5 beginners/improvers (Saturday, 10.30-11.15am)
  • Junior Recorders for year 3-5 elementary players (Saturday, 10.30-11.15am)
  • Recorder Ensemble for year 6-8 intermediate players (Friday, 6-7pm)
  • Recorder Consort for year 9-13 advanced players (Saturday, 9-10am)

Saturday classes take place at Wycombe High School, Marlow Hill, High Wycombe HP11 1TB.
Friday classes are at Royal Grammar School, Amersham Rd, High Wycombe HP13 6QT.

Membership entitles you to play and sing in multiple groups of your choice, and costs £80 per 10 week term. Just email the team for more information or to arrange a free trial session: alex.king@chilternmusicacademy.org


Recorders at Beaumont Fee

Weekly classes
Wednesday evening from 7pm – 9pm.
Friendly group of about 15 at time of writing, can split into groups.
Tutor: Richard Lindsay.
Email or Phone 01522 527391


Rugby Recorder Ensemble

Village Hall, Church Lawford, Nr. Rugby, CV23 9EE
10.30am-12.30pm on Thursdays
Tutor: Caroline Jones
Contact: Caroline Jones 07789 845855


Recorders at the Garage

Horley near Redhill, Surrey.
An adult group meeting from 2.30 – 3.30pm on Thursdays during term-time. Suitable for returners/improvers. We play a variety of pieces using descant, treble, tenor and bass recorders
Please contact Jackey Birch on 07931 442207

Wales (North)

The Young Rockorders

We meet once a week: Thursday 4.30-5.30 at St Asaph VP infants school, St Asaph, North Wales. We welcome children aged from 8 upwards with some previous experience of playing the instrument. There is a £4 session fee.

We currently have members playing garklein, sopranino, descant, treble, tenor, and bass but are looking particularly for good descant players and trebles/tenors. We play popular pieces, film and TV themes as well as classical and baroque music. The children are involved in the running of the group, making suggestions about music choices, concert venues etc… and most recently decided on the name for our group! Further details can be found on my website www.clairehennie.com

Wales (South)

Black Mountains Recorders

A new venture set in the beautiful Black Mountains: Llanfoist Village Hall, Church Lane, Llanfoist near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.  Weekly intermediate ensemble playing and technique working on a varied concert programme.
Tuesdays, 2pm-4pm & 7.30pm – 9.30pm, £8 per session.
Black Mountains Recorders Poster

Contact: Caroline Jones / carolinejonesrecorders@hotmail.com

Last updated 18 February 2020