recorder on sheet music


What is the Recorder?

The recorder is a flute-like musical instrument whose history reaches back to Europe in the middle ages. It plays more than two octaves of a fully chromatic scale. That means it is not a toy or primitive instrument, but is entirely able to play all styles and periods of Western music.

Because the recorder is basically a whistle, new players have no difficulty getting it to sound, unlike brass or reed instruments.

Recorders are widely used for introducing grade school children to the fundamentals of music because recorders are relatively inexpensive and easy to play. Plastic recorders cost as little as $5 and are available at most music stores. Serious players can purchase more expensive wooden recorders. Recorders can be played as solo instruments, or in consorts using recorders with different pitches. Whether playing alone or in a large orchestra, recorder playing can provide hours of musical fun!


Have fun!

Playing the recorder is fun for both beginners and experienced players. Beginners will quickly be enjoying folk tunes and renaissance dances. A rich repertoire of works was composed in baroque times, and other music composed or adapted for recorder provides a lifetime of pleasure. Solo playing is rewarding, and the opportunities for group playing are greatly enhanced by the variety of published music.

Try something new and rewarding!

Develop skills you never knew you had! Enjoy playing music on the recorder and make new friends. Learn history when you work on older music.

Join us for our first-ever hybrid season!  Check out how on our Membership Form on Join under the Get Involved tab.  Questions?  Email us at:

This year we welcome Jennifer Carpenter as our Music Director


What's Happening This Month:

Jennifer Carpenter presents "Looking Back, Moving Forward"

Session Dates for this season:

September 19, 2021 Jennifer Carpenter

October 17, 2021  Jennifer Carpenter      

November 21, 2021 Alison Melville   

December 19, 2021 Jennifer Carpenter

January 8, 2022 at 11 a.m. - Note the unusual day, date and time!

     Guest instructor: Annette Bauer; in conjunction with Eastern Connecticut Recorder Society

February 20, 2022 Jennifer Carpenter 

March 20, 2022 Greta Hryciw       

April 10, 2022 Jennifer Carpenter  - Note this is the second Sunday! Our first live & online at Cameron Church!!

May 15, 2002  Jennifer Carpenter

2021-2022 Board Members:

President: Sharon Bolles

Vice President: Bill Urban

Program Director: Woody Colahan

Treasurer: Woody Colahan

Outreach Coordinator: Gail Nickless

Librarian: Susan Osborn

Newsletter Editor: Karyn Pocernich