The American Recorder Society has a list of online teachers and tips for success at online lessons.

The very basics:

 American Recorder Society Instructional Videos

American Recorder Society Beginner Lessons

For a limited time, the ARS is offering free beginner recorder lessons online for soprano and alto recorder. It’s a great way to get started, and then continue with a teacher listed below:

 Local recorder teachers:

Kathryn Canan, kacanan@yahoo.com. Kathryn teaches recorder, baroque flute, and Celtic whistle to adults and children, all ages and levels, at her home in Grass Valley or online by FaceTime,  Zoom, or Skype. She performs with Baroque and Beyond, Light Opera Theatre Sacramento, Green Valley Theatre,  and various Celtic and folk ensembles. Her CD of 13th century English music with Briddes Roune is available at Magnatune.com. Kathryn also tutors Latin. For more information, visit her website at www.eclectictutor.wordpress.com.

Bay Area Teachers:

Letitia Berlin, Albany. Letitia Berlin received a master’s degree in early music performance practices from Case Western Reserve University and a bachelor of music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She performs with Frances Blaker, Louise Carslake, and Annette Bauer in the Farallon Recorder Quartet.

Frances Blaker, Albany. Frances Blaker received her Music Pedagogical and Performance degrees in recorder from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen where she studied with Eva Legêne.  She also studied with Marion Verbruggen in the Netherlands.

Frances Feldon, recorder and early flutes. Ms. Feldon received her Doctor of Music degree in Collegium Directing from the Early Music Institute, School of Music, Indiana University.  She performs with Flauti Diversi, a chamber music group recreating baroque music on a variety of early winds, and The Odhecaton, which plays early renaissance music on a variety of winds and strings. Frances is interested in giving recorder lessons each month in Sacramento if 4 or more people are interested. Contact Elsa at lsamore@earthlink.net or Doris at dglc@frontiernet.net

 Greta Haug-Hryciw

Want to improve your ensemble skills? Or your articulation, intonation, and ability to stay in tune with other players? San Francisco Bay Area teacher, Greta Haug-Hryciw, who has come to conduct and is now a member of SRS, has offered to travel to Sacramento to teach. She is available for private as well as group lesons. Individual (private) lessons are $50 / hour, with a minimum of two and up to four students scheduled consecutively on the same day. Group or ensemble lessons are $100 / 90 minutes, with no requirement to schedule additional lessons on the same day.

Contact Greta: gr8asf@yahoo.com or (415) 377-4444.

Judith Linsenberg will come to Sacramento on weekends once a month if at least 4 students are interested.(510) 444-4113 or judyl@sbcglobal.net. A Fulbright scholar to Austria, Ms. Linsenberg holds a doctorate in early music from Stanford University and has been a visiting professor at Indiana University’s Early Music Institute and the Vienna Conservatory. She is co-director of the baroque ensemble Musica Pacifica.

Hanneke van Proosdij. Hanneke studied harpsichord and organ with Jacques Ogg at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, the Netherlands, where she also studied recorder and composition. She received her DM (teaching diploma) in 1992 and UM (solo diploma) in 1995. She performs with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the American Bach Soloists, Magnificat, Parnassus Ave, Chanticleer, Orinda and Farallon Recorder Quartet. Hanneke is the Director of the San Francisco Early Music Society Medieval Renaissance Summer Festival.

If you would like to be listed on this page, please send bio and contact information to kacanan@yahoo.com .


Author: 1womanretreat

Kathryn is a freelance writer, musician, and Latin tutor based in the Sierra foothills. She enjoys performing and teaching early music on recorder and flute.

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