Recorder Basics (Ages 6 - 8)

In this one time class we will learn the basics of playing the recorder, including proper finger placement, mouth placement, and breathing and air support.
166 total reviews for this teacher
15 reviews for this class
Completed by 36 learners

25 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Fri Jun 3

Meet once (1 day)
7pm - 7:25pm

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Class Experience

Learners will become familiar with the recorder.
Learners will learn proper finger placement.
Learners will learn proper mouth and tongue placement.
Learners will learn proper breathing techniques.
Learners will play three notes. 
Learners will need to bring a recorder to class. We will be learning soprano recorder, so please be sure your learner's recorder is a soprano recorder. It is also important that the recorder be 2 or 3 pieces so that we can practice with just the head joint for mouth & tongue and breathing exercises, and just the bottom section for fingering exercises. Please let me know if you have any questions about recorder type. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
25 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Adult help would be helpful for young learners just starting on the recorder. They often need help placing their fingers in the correct places and covering the finger holes. 


Meredith Smith
Lives in the United States
Educator. Learner. Wanderlust
166 total reviews
196 completed classes

About Me

Ciao ciao! 
I'm Ms. Meredith and I live in northeastern Massachusetts. I consider myself to be a lifelong learner, and I hope to motivate others, especially young learners, to become lifelong learners as well! I aim to encourage young learners to... 
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