This page describes the training workshops that are run by The Society of Recorder Players and other professional players. These workshops are open to all, members and non-members.

The Workshop Co-ordinator is currently: Steph Sutherland

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If you would like to run one in your branch or on your own, please see the Guidance section below, which gives details of how to organise a workshop.

The SRP will underwrite the following workshops to the extent of guaranteeing the tutor’s fee of £350 and travelling expenses. However, it is expected that anyone running a workshop would aim to cover the costs of venue hire, refreshments and the tutor’s lunch. All monies collected, after local costs have been paid, should be sent to the National Treasurer who will reimburse the tutor. The workshop fee is £15.

The workshop must be posted on the SRP website, fliers sent to local branches and be open to anyone who wishes to attend. When submitting an Event, make sure that ‘SRP Workshop‘ appears in the Title/Heading and application form.

Listed on this page are the current workshops on offer. If you would like to run one in your branch or on your own, you should decide on the topic, some dates, a venue and the tutor you wish to approach. Then, you MUST contact the Workshop Co-ordinator to have it approved, and also let the co-ordinator know when the arrangements are in place, and then you will receive a Workshop Form, and the tutor will receive a Tutor’s Claim Form.
Each workshop should be a ‘full’ 5 hrs teaching, plus breaks for lunch and drinks. The hosting branch should provide general refreshments during the day, but lunch is not included except for the tutor.

The workshops are overseen by the Workshop Co-ordinator workshops@srp.org.uk who must be contacted before any workshop is organised.

If you would like to organise an Online (Zoom) Workshop – Choose a topic, contact the tutor and agree on dates and times.

Make sure that you have a Zoom Account to ‘host’ the workshop. 
If you, or your tutor, or a participant on the workshop, for example, do not have a Zoom Account, then you will need to sign up for an Account from the  Zoom Pro Account website, and purchase a 1 month License, and charge it against  workshop expenses.
 

You MUST inform the Workshop Co-ordinator of your booking.

The fee for each course is based on £3.00 per hour per head.

The branch organiser should send the money to the National Treasurer after the Workshop is completed.

 

If there are other topics you would like to see included, please contact the Workshop Co-ordinator .

How to look after your recorder.

This presentation is for recorder players players at all levels. It gives detail on what is meant by recorder
‘voicing’, demonstrates how sensitive the windway area is and how to identify changes in the sound that
could be a result of windway changes.

The workshop includes a practical demonstration of the issues by making voicing adjustments to a recorder.

  • Topics covered
  • What is meant by recorder ‘voicing’
  • Inside the recorder windway, description of a typical windway shape
  • Demonstration of the sensitivity/changes to the sound with various adjustments to the windway
  • Typical recorder bore shape and its effect on the tuning of the recorder
  • Typical signs of voicing problems
  • Common causes of voicing problems
  • Picture showing issues inside the windway
  • Cracks, what can cause them and how to minimise the risk of cracks
  • Cork/Thread Joint problems
  • Simple things to do to care for your recorder
  • Question and Answer sessions
  • Oiling recorders, including demonstration
Duration: Approximately 2 – 2.5 hours (excluding a short break in the middle)
Tutors: Julie Dean

Julie gained her BMus degree at Goldsmith College London. In 2006 after a successful management career in retail and the licensed trade she returned to music attending Trinity College of Music, London

Julie spent 4 years as a postgraduate, studying the recorder with Rebecca Miles and Philip Thorby, as well as Viola da Gamba with Alison Crum. She performs regularly with the comedy and jazz influenced BRLO ‘British Recorder Light Orchestra’, the Belsize Baroque Orchestra, as well as many solo and ensemble performances. Julie works actively with children and adult amateur recorder players, directs several weekly groups and conducting for the SRP and various courses.

She runs her online shop www.RecorderShopLondon.co.uk, revoices recorders and has published four ‘Rounds for Recorders’ volumes and ‘Looking After your Wooden Recorder’ guidebook. She also delivers presentations on voicing and looking after your recorders, which has been delivered at various recorder courses, events and institutions such as Royal Academy of Music and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

It is possible for shop items and instruments for sale to be bought to sessions and can also include a standard playing/conducting session to make a full day event.


www.RecorderShopLondon.co.uk

We will be working on arrangements representing main periods of jazz composition. Dixieland ; trad ; swing ; cool jazz ; bebop ; post bop ———-nothing aggressive, dissonant or too difficult.

Tutor: David Moses

We’ll be looking at the character of all the main dances in the suite – Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gigue, Gavotte, Minuet, Chaconne & Pasacaille. Not only will we play a little of each of these, we will learn the basic steps of some of them and watch on video a couple of super-star dancers. All music is provided – just bring a treble recorder and some soft-soled shoes. If you think you can’t dance, just get involved in some rhythmic walking!

Tutor: Evelyn Nallen

There are two levels of course offered. Level 1 for those who have never conducted and would like to know what it is all about and Level 2 for those who have some experience but would like to improve. Players pay £5 to attend.

You need no more than 8 people who want to conduct and preferably 6, plus as many players as possible.

Level 1

It is assumed that anyone applying to conduct on the level 1 day, reads music and has experience of playing/singing in an ensemble.

Level 2

It is assumed that anyone applying to join the level 2 day is comfortable with the following:

  • can conduct 2, 3, 4 in a bar,
  • can follow a score.
Tutor: Moira Usher, Michael Graham, Caroline Jones, Alyson Lewin, Sandra Foxall

The breadth and depth of Byrd’s fantasias represent the pinnacle of English sixteenth century consort music. In this workshop we will explore and play a range of Byrd’s works, particularly the fantasias, and place them in their historical context. All music will be provided.

Tutor: Anne Martin

A conversion course for recorder players who want to broaden their musical horizons.

This is a day aimed at helping build your confidence on different sizes of recorder so you can move beyond the instrument you started with. We’ll talk about tips for transitioning between C and F fingering, as well as strategies for playing the bass recorder (and great bass if required) from bass clef. We’ll also consider techniques for transposing music by an octave – a skill often required on the treble recorder.

After covering these techniques we’ll play some straightforward consort music together where you can try your new skills without fear. Everyone will be facing similar challenges, so wrong notes will not be frowned upon! This is a day for learning and experimenting, so you know how to practise your new found skills at home!

Before the day it would be helpful to know which instruments participants would like help with so appropriate music can be provided.

Tutor: Helen Hooker

A joyful exploration of the good time music which grew out of ragtime during the early years of the 20th century blended with the heart ache of the blues.

Learn the distinctive rhythmic patterns and harmonic structures which give the music of this era its distinctive flavour.

Tutor: David Moses

Let’s demystify ornamentation. Consider how tastes in recorder-playing have changed in the last 50 years; what were they like 300 years ago? How much ornamentation do we think Mr Handel would have expected to hear from his recorder players? Was it really in the Italian style? (Were there any Italian recorder players in England at this time?) According to one very thorough and reliable source, we only need to know 2 ornaments to decorate all this repertoire. Music will be provided, including some from said original source. Ornamentation can be easy and enjoyable – honest!

Tutor: Evelyn Nallen

Come and explore folk ornamentation and folk tunes from across the continents. Be prepared to develop your musical skills and give new things a go, including dabbling with odd time signatures and learning by ear in a safe, supportive environment.

Tutor: Michelle Holloway

 

We will concentrate, but not exclusively, on music from Eastern Europe and the differences and similarities between folk music from different parts of that region, the unusual harmonies and exuberant rhythms including 25/16 and 22/8 for the really intrepid.

 Also included will be an introduction to some of the instruments used there including the ocarina, panpipes and the frula, the Balkan recorder. There will be a section devoted to Andean music and how to play the quena, a wind instrument found only in Bolivia and Peru

Tutor : Michael Copley

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The art of playing French baroque as it was intended, with all the frills and furbelows that a composer of that period would have expected from players of their music. This is an opportunity to learn about French style and ornamentation, in music by composers such as Boismortier, Lully and Rameau.

Tutor: Annemarie Klein

Gabrieli’s 2 and 3 choir canzonas are masterpieces of polychoral music full of light and shade, grandeur, dancing rhythms and singing melodies. During the course of the day, we will study, in depth, some of the finest of these. As well as conducting, the tutor will give some historical and musical background to this fascinating repertoire.

Tutors: Andrew Collis

The soul searing vocal and guitar music of the very earliest blues is not really something recorder players can aspire to. This one day course joins the story as jazz & jug bands began to play the blues, and follows its development at the hands of jazz and pop musicians. You will learn the simple structure of the “12 bar blues” and follow its development over a period of 40 years.

Tutor: David Moses

For classically trained musicians there is a ‘correct’ way in which a composition should be performed. A jazz musician’s role is to find an original and distinctive way of performing a well known composition. Working with arrangements of well known tunes such as Summertime, we will explore how this is achieved using rhythmic and harmony development.

Tutor: David Moses
Klezmer Music – Susie’s workshop

The workshop will focus on playing klezmer melodies with attention to details such as, ornamentation, phrasing, use of modes, and structure and variation of the melody. We will listen to historical recordings from the early 1900’s and learn about the history, context and development of klezmer music from the old world of Eastern Europe to New York in the 1950’s. Tuition will include a mixture of playing by ear and reading from sheet music. Materials can be sent in advance for preparation.

Tutor: Susie Evans

Clarinettist Susie Evans is a founder member of She’Koyokh and the London Klezmer Quartet and co-author of the Klezmer Playbook. She is a regular faculty member at KlezFest London and Yiddish Summer Weimar, and tutors an 80 piece klezmer orchestra in Erfurt, Germany.

www.susievans.com

Klezmer Music – Ilana’s workshop

The workshop will focus on playing klezmer melodies with attention to details such as ornamentation, phrasing, use of modes, structure and variation of the melody, and dance steps. We will listen to historical recordings from the early 1900s and learn about the history, context and development of klezmer music from the old world of Eastern Europe to New York, Philadelphia & Buenos Aires in the 1950s. Tuition will include a mixture of playing by ear and reading from sheet music. Materials can be sent in advance for preparation.

Tutor: Ilana Cravitz

Ilana Cravitz (violin) specialises in klezmer and baroque playing and is in demand internationally as a performer, educator, and dance leader. A co-founder of the London Klezmer Quartet, Ilana has been Artistic Director for international festivals such as Klezfest London, and on the faculty for many others, reaching beyond the klezmer world. Ilana’s book ‘Klezmer Fiddle: a how-to guide’ is published by Oxford University Press, and she has also edited and published arrangements and collections of klezmer tunes.

 email: Tel: 07825 510881

The workshop will give you the history of the ‘simple’ round from the Medieval period onwards. There will be plenty of examples of various types of rounds/catches/canons, ranging from short simple pieces to more complicated ones. All memorable for their beauty or humour and giving a fascinating insight into this wonderful genre. Players can choose their instrument and change instrument at any time as all music is provided for all recorder sizes

Duration: typically 1-3 hours depending on the group’s requirements.
Tutor: Julie Dean

Julie gained her BMus degree at Goldsmith College London. In 2006 after a successful management career in retail and the licensed trade she returned to music attending Trinity College of Music, London

Julie spent 4 years as a postgraduate, studying the recorder with Rebecca Miles and Philip Thorby, as well as Viola da Gamba with Alison Crum. She performs regularly with the comedy and jazz influenced BRLO ‘British Recorder Light Orchestra’, the Belsize Baroque Orchestra, as well as many solo and ensemble performances. Julie works actively with children and adult amateur recorder players, directs several weekly groups and conducting for the SRP and various courses.

She runs her online shop www.RecorderShopLondon.co.uk, revoices recorders and has published four ‘Rounds for Recorders’ volumes and ‘Looking After your Wooden Recorder’ guidebook. She also delivers presentations on voicing and looking after your recorders, which has been delivered at various recorder courses, events and institutions such as Royal Academy of Music and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

It is possible for shop items and instruments for sale to be bought to sessions and can also include a standard playing/conducting session to make a full day event.


www.RecorderShopLondon.co.uk

 

Music notation is a written language that has evolved through the centuries. On this session we will look at some examples of music notation from the 9th/10th century up to the present day.

All examples will be displayed on the screen so no home printing is required, however a booklet will be available.

Duration: 1 x 1 Hr
Tutor: Julie Dean

Julie gained her BMus degree at Goldsmith College London. In 2006 after a successful management career in retail and the licensesd trade she returned to music attending the Trinity College of Music.

Julie spent 4 years as a postgraduate, studying the recorder with Rebecca Miles and Philip Thorby, as well as Viola da Gamba with Alison Crum. She performs regularly with the comedy and jazz influenced BRLO ‘British Recorder Light Orchestra’, the Belsizw Baroque Orchestra, as well as many solo and ensemble performances. Julie works actively with children and adult amateur recorder players, directs several weekly groups and conducts for he SRP.

Julie also runs her online shop, and revoices recorders. She regularly gives lessons on how to maintain the recorder, and she regularly attends courses to mend and give recorders some tlc.


www.RecorderShopLondon.co.uk

 

During the day we will work on written arrangements from the swing era.  Some arrangements have an optional section that allows for improvisation.
You will learn about the notation which shows jazz musicians what to play during an apparently ‘free’ improvisation and learn some of the simple tricks and structures and rhythmic patterns that make it all much easier than in might appear. 
Tutor: David Moses

Brush up on your technique (or acquire one!). The importance of breathing, how to practice – the list is endless. Have access to an expert who will take you through the basics of playing your recorder well. Ask the questions you have always wanted to ask.

Tutor: Helen Hooker, Caroline Jones

A chance to play music from the 1500s following England’s transition from a Catholic to a Protestant state, from Henry to Elizabeth. We will follow the strands of church music, madrigals and basic dance steps through this century.

Tutor: Moira Usher

A practical workshop giving you the chance to experience the dances of c.1550 to c. 1650 : Pavan, Galliard, the Measures, Almain, Courantes, French branles and the Country Dance.

Tutor: Dr Anne Daye

Dr Anne Daye is the leading expert on dance in the English Renaissance, her knowledge based on practical reconstruction of the dances from their sources. She has several decades of experience in teaching workshops for musicians and all kinds of beginner dancer.

Anne is Director of Education and Research for the Historical Dance Society. Her publications include journal articles on the masque and the measures, and collections of dance reconstructions with their music ( see https://historicaldance.org.uk/ ) and chapters in The Oxford Handbook for Shakespeare and Dance Performances at Court in the Age of Shakespeare ( Cambridge University Press ).

Her doctoral thesis was on the Jacobean masque.

Explore the art of playing Renaissance music written without bar lines. Feel the freedom this brings when playing music not originally constrained by this modern invention! The workshop will involve learning to play Renaissance music (e.g. Fantasias) from a modern, unbarred edition. By doing this, you will hear how the phrases are shaped and how they fit together in a way quite unlike music from later periods.

Tutors: Moira Usher, Alyson Lewin

A day discovering music that was actually written for the recorder!  Since our instrument was made prominent in the 20th century much music has been composed for amateur groups to play.  As player technique improved, compositions became more complex.   Bass recorders began to appear then become common.  During the 21st century  more people  have added Great Basses and Contrabasses to their armoury and the sopranino and even garklein have been known to be given voice!

During the day we will look at the development of compositions from both amateur and professional composers, some obscure, some well-known.  We will look at a few  (a very few!) avantgarde techniques and listen to a couple of examples, but mainly we will play.  The pieces chosen will depend on how many attend,  the level of ability of the players coming and which instruments they can play.

Tutor: Moira Usher

If there are other topics you would like to see included, please contact the Workshop Co-ordinator .

This workshop provides a window in to the world of Dalcroze Eurythmics, and how the method and way of thinking and experiencing music can help all musicians of all ages. Many of these activities will be away from the recorder, but can be applied to music played in playing sessions. Find a different way to experience time, space and energy in music.

Duration: 2 x 1 Hr (with a break in between)
Tutor: Chris Orton ()

Chris is active as a recorder player, teacher and conductor throughout Europe. He teaches recorder at The Royal Northern College of Music, senior and junior departments, Chetham’s School of Music and at the Birmingham Conservatoire. As a conductor, he works with Stockport Youth Orchestra, The national Youth Orchestra and Junior RNCM Wind Ensemble. He also teaches Dalcroze Eurhythmics at the Escola ‘Joan Llongueres’ in Barcelona.

Scales and arpeggios are the essential building blocks for all music, but too often they are only thought of as an extra exam requirement at the last minute, then forgotten just as quickly.

These sessions will give you a working understanding of scale theory, knowing how to play them, how to play the variants, how to practice them and how to make them work for you in the pieces we play. We will be also using scales as our basis to expand into other areas of theory, playing and practice technique.

All music is provided. No scale book needed!!

Make scales work for you and learn to love them!

Standard: Open to all levels of playing. Players should be able to comfortably play a 2 octave chromatic scale on the alto recorder.

Prerequisites: Alto recorder. All printed materials will be emailed in advance or during the sessions for printing/viewing at home.

Duration: 5 x 1 Hr
Tutor: Julie Dean

Julie gained her BMus degree at Goldsmith College London. In 2006 after a successful management career in retail and the licensesd trade she returned to music attending the Trinity College of Music.

Julie spent 4 years as a postgraduate, studying the recorder with Rebecca Miles and Philip Thorby, as well as Viola da Gamba with Alison Crum. She performs regularly with the comedy and jazz influenced BRLO ‘British Recorder Light Orchestra’, the Belsize Baroque Orchestra, as well as many solo and ensemble performances. Julie works actively with children and adult amateur recorder players, directs several weekly groups and conducts for he SRP.

Julie also runs her online shop, and revoices recorders. She regularly gives lessons on how to maintain the recorder, and she regularly attends courses to mend and give recorders some tlc.


www.RecorderShopLondon.co.uk

The workshop will focus on playing klezmer melodies with attention to details such as, ornamentation, phrasing, use of modes, and structure and variation of the melody. We will listen to historical recordings from the early 1900’s and learn about the history, context and development of klezmer music from the old world of Eastern Europe to New York in the 1950’s. Tuition will include a mixture of playing by ear and reading from sheet music. Materials can be sent in advance for preparation.

Duration: 4 x 1Hr
Tutor: Susie Evans

Clarinettist Susie Evans is a founder member of She’Koyokh and the London Klezmer Quartet and co-author of the Klezmer Playbook. She is a regular faculty member at KlezFest London and Yiddish Summer Weimar, and tutors an 80 piece klezmer orchestra in Erfurt, Germany.

www.susievans.com

 

Missing the feeling of playing in a bigger group? Participants can take part by studying and playing ‘any or all’ of the individual parts of the chosen ensemble piece. All material will be supplied as live recordings played over Zoom, and will feature demonstration tracks as well as ‘minus one’ versions, allowing players both to focus on the specific elements, and to experience the full ensemble sound. Participants will get to know the chosen music from the differing perspective of each of the individual parts, and try new skills or instrument sizes in the privacy of their own home.

Duration: 1 x 90 mins
Tutor: Annabel Knight

Annabel is currently head of recorder at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and teaches every level from complete beginner to young professional artists. Anabel performs with Passacaglia ( Baroquo Chamber Music ), Fontanella Recorder Quintet and the band the Art of Moog.

Exploring ways to pick up melodies and play confidently by heart. Melodies will be taken from collections such as Playford’s ‘The Dancing Master’ or Van Eyck’s ‘Der Flutyen Lust-hof’. A great way for players to (re)discover and nurture their own innate musicality within the ‘no fear’ zone of their own home.

Duration: 1 x 1 Hr
Tutor: Annabel Knight

Annabel is currently head of recorder at The Royal Birmingham Conseretoire and teaches every level from complete beginner to young professional artists. Anabel performs with Passacaglia ( Baroquo Chamber Music ), Fontanella Recorder Quintet and the band the Art of Moog.

How to look after your recorder.

This presentation is for recorder players players at all levels. It gives detail on what is meant by recorder
‘voicing’, demonstrates how sensitive the windway area is and how to identify changes in the sound that
could be a result of windway changes.

The workshop includes a practical demonstration of the issues by making voicing adjustments to a recorder.

  • Topics covered
  • What is meant by recorder ‘voicing’
  • Inside the recorder windway, description of a typical windway shape
  • Demonstration of the sensitivity/changes to the sound with various adjustments to the windway
  • Typical recorder bore shape and its effect on the tuning of the recorder
  • Typical signs of voicing problems
  • Common causes of voicing problems
  • Picture showing issues inside the windway
  • Cracks, what can cause them and how to minimise the risk of cracks
  • Cork/Thread Joint problems
  • Simple things to do to care for your recorder
  • Question and Answer sessions
  • Oiling recorders, including demonstration
Duration: Approximately 2 – 2.5 hours (excluding a short break in the middle)
Tutors: Julie Dean

Julie gained her BMus degree at Goldsmith College London. In 2006 after a successful management career in retail and the licensed trade she returned to music attending Trinity College of Music, London

Julie spent 4 years as a postgraduate, studying the recorder with Rebecca Miles and Philip Thorby, as well as Viola da Gamba with Alison Crum. She performs regularly with the comedy and jazz influenced BRLO ‘British Recorder Light Orchestra’, the Belsize Baroque Orchestra, as well as many solo and ensemble performances. Julie works actively with children and adult amateur recorder players, directs several weekly groups and conducting for the SRP and various courses.

She runs her online shop www.RecorderShopLondon.co.uk, revoices recorders and has published four ‘Rounds for Recorders’ volumes and ‘Looking After your Wooden Recorder’ guidebook. She also delivers presentations on voicing and looking after your recorders, which has been delivered at various recorder courses, events and institutions such as Royal Academy of Music and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

It is possible for shop items and instruments for sale to be bought to sessions and can also include a standard playing/conducting session to make a full day event.


www.RecorderShopLondon.co.uk

How to improve your technique, posture, breathing, tone, tongueing and fingering. All delivered in easily digestible fun, bite sized pieces using interesting music as examples.

Standard: Any level of player. Beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Extended techniques may be included.

Duration: 1 x1 90 min session
Tutor: Caroline Jones

Caroline studied recorder at Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, graduating with distinction. Caroline is a SRP Music Adviser and is a familiar face conducting SRP events, recorder orchestras and recorder festivals throughout the country – “infectious enthusiasm”, “inspirational” (The Recorder Magazine ).

Having taught for Warwick and Birmingham Universities and Warwickshire College, Caroline now enjoys teaching freelance from beginners to advanced students and organises school workshops and adult courses. In 2010 she founded the Arden Recorder Orchestra for advanced and professional players. Caroline was made the Musical Director of Birmingham branch in 2014. She enjoys a wide range of music styles from medieval to 21st Century. Caroline performs internationally with pianist and harpsichordist Charles Matthews.

Caroline says, “I am thrilled that teaching online really works, students are particularly focused and I am looking forward to continuing this format and developing blended courses in the future.”

The workshop will give you the history of the ‘simple’ round from the Medieval period onwards. There will also be playalong at home examples of various types of rounds/catches/canons, all memorable for their beauty or humour.

Duration: 1 x 1 Hr
Tutor: Julie Dean

Julie gained her BMus degree at Goldsmith College London. In 2006 after a successful management career in retail and the licensesd trade she returned to music attending the Trinity College of Music.

Julie spent 4 years as a postgraduate, studying the recorder with Rebecca Miles and Philip Thorby, as well as Viola da Gamba with Alison Crum. She performs regularly with the comedy and jazz influenced BRLO ‘British Recorder Light Orchestra’, the Belsizw Baroque Orchestra, as well as many solo and ensemble performances. Julie works actively with children and adult amateur recorder players, directs several weekly groups and conducts for he SRP.

Julie also runs her online shop, and revoices recorders. She regularly gives lessons on how to maintain the recorder, and she regularly attends courses to mend and give recorders some tlc.


www.RecorderShopLondon.co.uk

Music notation is a written language that has evolved through the centuries. On this session we will look at some examples of music notation from the 9th/10th century up to the present day.

All examples will be displayed on the screen so no home printing is required, however a booklet will be available.

Duration: 1 x 1 Hr
Tutor: Julie Dean

Julie gained her BMus degree at Goldsmith College London. In 2006 after a successful management career in retail and the licensesd trade she returned to music attending the Trinity College of Music.

Julie spent 4 years as a postgraduate, studying the recorder with Rebecca Miles and Philip Thorby, as well as Viola da Gamba with Alison Crum. She performs regularly with the comedy and jazz influenced BRLO ‘British Recorder Light Orchestra’, the Belsizw Baroque Orchestra, as well as many solo and ensemble performances. Julie works actively with children and adult amateur recorder players, directs several weekly groups and conducts for he SRP.

Julie also runs her online shop, and revoices recorders. She regularly gives lessons on how to maintain the recorder, and she regularly attends courses to mend and give recorders some tlc.


www.RecorderShopLondon.co.uk

Variations over a ground was a well-developed form by the turn of the 18th century. In this workshop, we will explore the two forms of ostinato basses, the folia and passacaglia, through two works by composers Michel Farinel and Gottfried Finger. We will examine how the ground basses are put together and how composers create unique variations over them.

Players will learn how to overcome any technical challenges and how to create variety within the context of a repeated bass line. We will finish with a complete performance of the pieces with Annemarie on the harpsichord.

Players will need a treble at A=440: all music provided as pdf files.

Duration: 2 x 90 mins
Tutor: Annemarie Klein

Annemarie is based in Edinburgh where she completed her undergraduate music degree at the University of Edinburgh in 2013, and her MA in recorder performance at Lemmensininstitut in Leuven, Belgium, in 2015.Although her research and performance has centred around the high baroque Annemarie enjoys performing music from the medieval to the modern. She loves working with children and adults of any level, sharing her love of music and the recorder.

April 2024

Sat 20 - Sat 20Apr2024

Recorder workshop day with Palisander Recorder Quartet

Workshop day with tutti and smaller group sessions led by the members of Palisander recorder quartet

Dollar Academy

Dollar Academy, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, FK14 7DU

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Fri 26Apr2024

Level 2 Conducting Workshop, Southampton

Level 2 Conducting Workshop with Moira Usher. All conducting places have been taken up, but players are still needed for the conductors to conduct.

305 Calmore Road, Southampton, SO40 2RF

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Sat 27Apr2024

Jazz Workshop near Truro with David Moses

Jazz Workshop with David Moses

Kea Community Hall

Playing Place, near Truro TR3 6ET

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Sat 27Apr2024

SRP Workshop 'All that Jazz' with David Moses

An introduction to Jazz

Kea Community Hall, Playing Place, near Truro, Cornwall

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May 2024

Fri 10 - Sun 12May2024

Bristol Early Music Festival

Recorder Workshops with Annabel Knight, concert with Gesualdo 6, singing workshop and lots more

All Saints Church, Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3ED

Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3ED

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Sat 25May2024

Growth of the Blues 1920s to 1960s

SRP workshop with David Moses

Bentley Village Hall

Capel Road, Bentley, Ipswich IP9 2DW

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June 2024

Sat 01Jun2024

Exploring Folk Music with Michelle Holloway

Witherslack Parish Hall

Witherslack, Grange over Sands, LA11 6RW

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July 2024

Sat 27Jul2024

Northampton Recorder Workshop Day 2024

A fantastic day of recorder playing suitable for players of intermediate to advanced level in Northamptonshire. Tutored by Simone Reid and Michael Piraner from the Polyphonica Trio.

Camp Hill Community Centre

Dayrell Road, Northampton, NN4 9RR

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September 2024

Sat 28Sep2024

SRP Workshop: All That Jazzzz

Workshop with David Moses

Stoneleigh Village Hall

Hall Close, Stoneleigh, nr Coventry CV8 3DB

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Last updated 24 February 2024