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Learning to Play the Recorder-Flexible Schedule

In this class we will learn how to play the recorder. We will start with the basics of how to hold it, make a sound, and use the proper fingering. We will be learning to play the notes G-D and many fun songs.
Sharon Frazier-Verpooten MA.Ed.
29 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 3 learners
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No live meetings
Over 5 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

Learning to Play the Recorder
Week 1:
We will learn to read the note B by singing and recognizing the notes on the staff

Week 2:
We will learn to play the notes B and A on the recorder.
Continue to recognize the notes on the staff.
We will play and sing some simple songs using the first 2 notes on the recorder.
Week 3:
We will learn to play the note G and continue to read the notes on the staff.
We will learn to play songs such as "Hot Cross Buns, The Frog Song, and Wacky Waltz" using the notes B, A, and G.
Identify melodic patterns.

Week 4:
We will continue to practice songs using the notes B, A, and G..
We will add some songs such as "Three Fat Hens" that use the note C.
Week 5:
We will add the notes C and D and continue to read the notes on the staff.
We will add a few more songs and review the songs we know how to play.
I have been teaching music for over 27 years, privately, group classes, and in the public school.  I currently teach general music for grades 3-5.  This particular unit is always very successful in the classroom and is a favorite with my 3rd graders.
I only suggest that students practice their recorder for 10 minutes a day.  (Sometimes that's all the family can handle of that!). I do stress that the recorder is a soft and mellow instrument in order to discourage over blowing and squeaking.  You're welcome!
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Students are encouraged to upload video of themselves playing so that we can celebrate their progress.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Sharon Frazier-Verpooten MA.Ed.Elementary and Music Teacher
29 total reviews
71 completed classes

About Me

Sharon Frazier-Verpooten has been teaching for 26 years in grades K-12. With a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership, she has established herself as a well-respected leader and trainer in schools and... 
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