Recorder Societies

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Many cities have recorder societies, particularly in the US and the UK. There is generally a monthly get together, often lead by skilled tutors. Weekend workshops and performances days are featured, sometimes a music library is available.

These societies welcome beginning players, recommend local recorder teachers and structure activities to put players of like ability together. In the early 1980s I was in the Washington Recorder Society, where players were grouped into three levels at weekly meetings. A smaller group of semi professional players met once a week, with beginning players (like myself) invited to listen.

If you are a beginning player, or have just moved to a new city, your local recorder society is a good source of like minded friends. The American Recorder Society" and the Society of Recorder Players list recorder societies in the US and the UK respectively. The Recorder Home Page by Nicholas Lander (recommended for all things recorder) has recorder society contacts for a range of countries.

Also look below. Your local recorder society may be listed.