Recorder Lessons (Ages 5+)
Recorder lessons are currently available with the teacher(s) listed below and are open to all ages 5 and above. Students must have access to their own recorder for practice at home. A method book will also be required, and we advise that you wait until your first lesson before purchasing a book so that the teacher can assess and recommend appropriately, which book to purchase. All of the above instruments & supplies as well as additional supplies that may be useful for recorder lessons are available for purchase from School of Music Arts.
Jen holds a Bachelor of Arts with a Music Major, Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Music in Music Education from UWO and is currently pursuing her PhD in Music Education at UWO. She has been teaching Piano Lessons and recorder lessons for 27 years. Her students have been accepted to university music programs across North America including Juliard and gone on to professional music careers. They have also won festivals & competitions and received top marks on conservatory exams. Jen believes that music education is as much about effective collaboration between pupils, teachers and parents as it is about inspiration, discovery and above all, enjoyment.
What Are Your Rates?
We've learned that every music teacher is different, and each has different skills. Some have Masters degrees, while others are still students themselves. For this reason, we've given the teachers the ability to set their own rates when they are hired based on their skills. The rate for recorder lessons start at $23.00 for a 30 minute lesson.
Is 30 Minutes Enough?
For beginners the answer is definitely yes. When you are first learning, you're getting a lot of new, and in some cases, confusing information given to you. The amount of information given in one 30 minute lesson will give you a lot to work on as you practice throughout the week. Practicing is absolutely essential to learning music. As you get to more advanced skills, more time may be necessary if and when your teacher recommends it.
How Long Will It Take To Learn?
We get asked this question a lot. There is no specific date, or number of lessons. It depends on a few things including how often students practice. Although the songs may be very simple, we know we can have students playing at least one short song within 30 days. If you are hoping to play Mozart, it will take more time. But anyone can do it if they want it enough or work hard enough.
What Else Do I Need To Play?
For Recorder, chances are you won't need any extra supplies, but we do have other novelty instruments available such as harmonicas, kazoos, maracas, egg shakers and more. Also, as you progress, you will need new, more advanced method books so that you can continue to learn new songs and new techniques. We stock the basics to make sure every student has what they need to play, but other items can be specially ordered for you if needed or desired. For more information on product availability, please ask our administrative staff.