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Soprano Recorder I

Designed for beginners and early learners, this is an 8-week course where entry-level students learn to play a new song each week on the soprano recorder.
Sandra Girouard
354 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 2 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
25 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 8 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Learning goals include:
 - proper playing position
 - knowledge of basic instrument care
 - Correct fingering and breath to elicit a good tone for the pitches Low D, Low E, B, A, G, C, and high D
 - Reading the pitches Low D, Low E, B, A, G, C, and high D on the treble clef staff
 - Reading quarter notes, eighth notes, quarter rests, and half notes
 - Playing eight individual songs
Students should practice daily for about 5-15 minutes or as needed to feel comfortable with the weekly assignments.
The student will need a soprano recorder with Baroque fingering. Please take note: soprano recorders are available with both "German" and "Baroque" fingering. This class is designed for Baroque fingering instruments. Many soprano recorders are available very inexpensively. However, there are also some very poor quality recorders available in discount stores. Recorders traditionally have three pieces. They are designed to come apart for several reasons, including tuning, cleaning, and most importantly, adapting to the student's finger length. It is BEST for the student to have a 3-piece recorder. One-piece recorders are NOT recommended under any circumstances. The recommended recorders below all feature Baroque fingering and 3-piece construction. Recommended instruments: Yamaha YRS-302B Soprano Recorder, Baroque fingering, Key of C: Aulos Soprano Recorder (A303ADB) Baroque fingering Music (songs) will be provided by the teacher.
25 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Sandra GirouardLet's make some music!
354 total reviews
297 completed classes

About Me

Hello. My name is Sandra Girouard. I began teaching in 1989. I enjoy learning, and I absolutely love helping children learn. I have a Bachelor of Music from Westminster Choir College and a Master of Arts from the College of Education at the... 
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