Beginner Recorder aged 5-6

Recorder classes start from ages 5+. Instruction is based around recognition of written music, timing and playing as a group.  Beginner recorder lessons will be incorporated into our Introduction to Music Lesson.

Required Material

  • Musikit Recorder One (Orange) available from Kingdom Music.
  • A clearfile folder for additional material.

Beginner Recorder ages 7+

Yemma also teaches Beginner Recorder classes based on the Musikit Recorder Series of Roger and Carol Buckton and all students will need to purchase this book once the first 4 lessons have been completed. This is a 2 year course.

Alongside this we use the Musikit Theory of Music workbook to reinforce understanding of notation and rhythm.  A clearfile folder with a coiled spine is also needed to hold pieces given as supplementary learning.

Required Material

  • Musikit Recorder Series of Roger and Carol Buckton
  • Musikit Theory of Music workbook.  Family Music Store in Paraparaumu may have this book
  • A clearfile folder for additional material.

Level B Descant and Treble classes

For Level B (approximately 3rd year) descant classes and treble classes no tutor book is required.

Learning the treble is encouraged after 3 years on the descant recorder although some students do prefer to do a 4th year to enjoy playing advanced ensemble music on their descant.

Ensemble Recorder class

After a year on the treble, students will join an Ensemble group where they will experence all the levels of recorder   – descant, treble, tenor and bass. At this advanced level  they will have opportunities to perform at concerts and events on the Kapiti Coast, and perhaps take an Ensemble examination through Trinity College   I am a strong supporter of performance, and the many benefits available.

Adult Ensemble

The adult ensemble is a wonderful opportunity to experience the satisfaction and joy of playing music together.  There are no prerequisites for ability or experience.  Just come along.  You will be made most welcome.