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In this ongoing course students will learn soprano recorder using the Suzuki method. The Suzuki Method is carefully designed to teach a new technique with each piece. We will start the course with pre-instrument steps and progress through the Suzuki Repertoire at a comfortable pace for each student. Students do not need any prior experience of recorder playing but it may be helpful, especially for younger students, to participate in my one-off 'Get Ready for Recorder' class before...
Students will learn how to stand in an appropriate stance for recorder playing, hand positioning, and breath control. Students will be introduced to staccato and legato articulation. They will work through the Suzuki repertoire. All pieces will have sung lyrics to assist with learning. Students are encouraged to play with beautiful intonation and articulation and to listen to the sound they are making. As this is a Suzuki class, students will be learning to play by ear and they will not be reading written notation at this stage.
I have been teaching Suzuki Recorder to individual students and small group classes in the London area since 2013. I trained with British Suzuki Music Association. I teach students of all ages and I am particularly experienced in teaching early years learners.
Students will be encouraged to listen to their repertoire every day and to practice every day for 10-20 minutes. Printable (optional) resources will be provided to help students develop good practice habits.
1 file available upon enrollmentYou will need: Essential: Recorder Please ensure you have a good quality plastic or wooden soprano recorder and not a toy recorder. It is important to have a good quality instrument so that you are able to make a beautiful sound. I recommend the Yamaha YRS 312Biii but many other good quality recorders of approximately £20-£35 ($20-$45) are available. Please contact me if you have questions about a specific model. You will need to tape over the holes of your recorder with electrical insulation tape. You will be able to access instructions for this upon enrollment. Repertoire Playlist Suzuki Recorder Book 1 & 2 (Soprano) CD or digital playlist. Ideally the playlist, at least the first five pieces, should be listened to daily. Optional: Suzuki Book 1 Recorder (Soprano) book Thumb rest I strongly recommend using a thumb rest. It assists hand positioning and is essential for students who continue into Suzuki Recorder Volume 2.
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25 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Students who listen to the repertoire daily will make faster progress and will feel most confident when learning the new material. Suzuki Recorder Volume 1 & 2 (Soprano) recorded by Marion Verbruggen can be purchased as a CD or is available digitally on iTunes.
Music teacher, leadership coach, homeschool educator
🇬🇧Lives in the United Kingdom
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190 completed classes
My name is Stella. You can call me Stella or Ms. Stella I'm a music teacher, leadership coach and homeschool educator. I have taught Suzuki Recorder and Music Mind Games Theory in one to one lessons and group classes to students in London for...