Playing the Recorder: Making Music with Others

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Event Overview

Many people think of the recorder as that horrible instrument they had to play in fourth grade. Because of this, it is common for many to think the recorder is not a real instrument - but it has been played spectacularly by virtuoso performers for centuries!

You can play the recorder as well. In this class, we will cover a bit of background and history, we'll learn a range of notes on the recorder, and we round it out with the main objective - playing easy pieces together. You will not only learn a new instrument, but you'll also learn use your new skills to connect with others who are as passionate about music as you are! Join me in making music with others!

Minimum age

All ages welcome


Bring a positive attitude, patience, and a good sense of humor.

We will be using soprano and alto recorders that are pitched at A=440 with baroque or English fingering (not German fingering). Included in your materials fee is a Yamaha soprano recorder and musical examples. If you have an alto recorder that fits the description above, you may bring it as well. I will also bring an alto and tenor to try out.

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Monica is a professional musician, teacher, and dancer with 26 years of performance, education, and collaboration. She has studied flute, music theory, and musicology and was awarded a Fulbright to research 18th century secular music in Germany. She performs with modern and historically-informed chamber music ensembles, such as the Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble, dances with an ATS troupe called Dance As a Second Language, and enjoys participating in community drum circles. and sizes in dance. She has her General Skills Certification from Carolena Nericcio, the founder of ATS®. In addition to expanding her studio for flute, fife, recorder, and keyboard instruction, Monica would like to spread the knowledge she’s gathering from the Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship and to connect people via music, art, dance, and other creative pursuits.

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