When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor To be confirmed
  • Course Code W23CCLC05C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Learn the basic techniques of recorder playing: fingering, breathing, tonguing and basic musicianship. Descant, treble, tenor and bass recorders accommodated. Suitable for players with two terms' experience. Please bring your own instrument.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Play a range of one and a half octaves
  • Co-ordinate fingers, tonguing and breathing
  • Play with some musical phrasing and expression
  • Read and interpret basic elements of music notation
  • Play with some confidence alone and with others


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Listening to and observing tutor demonstration Playing by ear and from notation Group and individual tuition

    Entry requirements

    This course is suitable for those with two term’s experience of playing recorder. Ideally, you will have taken the course in the previous two terms or have some previous experience of playing.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    You will need to be willing and able to do short, regular practice sessions between classes: at least 10-15 minutes, at least 4 times a week. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the following learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals. Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. This course requires study/completion of activities outside of class time.

    What you need

    A descant, treble, tenor or bass recorder(s), pencil and eraser, notebook. You may wish to bring a device to record parts of the lesson.

    What you can do next

    You can progress to Recorder 2A in September. You may also be interested in Music Reading, Theory and Musicianship courses, such as 'ABRSM Music Theory Grade 3'.