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Beginner Recorder Summer Camp!

Janelle Maroney
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During this two-week summer camp, students will learn the fundamentals of playing recorder and will learn to perform at least eight songs.

Class experience

Beginner Level
10 lessons//2 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
"Up And Down"
Posture, embouchure, breathing, tonguing, first notes: GAB
Lesson 2
"Gently Sleep"
Intro to notation, instrument maintenance
Lesson 3
"Au Clair de la Lune"
Notation (rhythm)
Lesson 4
"Who Has Seen The Wind"
New note: E, notation (note names)
Lesson 5
Student Showcase
Performance skills and audience etiquette
 Week 2
Lesson 6
"Charlie Over the Ocean"
Review preexisting skills, learn/review notes E and D
Lesson 7
"Trot Old Joe"
Review notes E and D(low), learn/review notation and eighth notes
Lesson 8
"Ode to Joy"
Learn notes C and D(high)
Lesson 9
"Lightly Row"
Review notes C and D(high)
Lesson 10
Student Showcase!
Performance skills and audience etiquette
  • Students will learn the fundamentals of playing recorder including posture, embouchure, instrument maintenance, and performance skills. Students will learn to play at least 7 notes and perform at least 8 songs by the end of the two-week camp.
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Informal assessments are optional and conducted during class. The teacher will frequently observe and assess all students' hand position and posture. Students are invited to unmute and play during class, and the teacher will assess the sound of the instrument during these optional solo performances.
Grades Offered
- Soprano Recorder
- Cleaning rod & small cloth (optional)

NOTE: A variety of adaptive recorders are available for purchase online for students who have limb differences and other disabilities that may impact their ability to play a standard recorder - please contact Teacher Janelle if you plan to use/purchase an adaptive recorder.
Joined February, 2022
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree in Music/Theater/Arts
Hello! My name is Janelle and I am a K-12 music educator with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. Music has been a passion of mine since before I can remember; I was always the "music kid" growing up, heavily involved in choir, band,... 
Group Class


weekly or $120 for 10 classes
5x per week, 2 weeks
30 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 8-10
3-6 learners per class

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