Local classes and teachers

If you know of other recorder or early music classes in Southern California, please contact the webmaster. Include “OCRS” in the subject line.

Recorder Players West with Inga Funck

Winter 2021, “Duets with Inga”

Announcing the Winter 2021 series of RPW recorder classes with Inga Funck—to be Held Via Zoom. Great Teacher! Great Music! Great Comradery! Great Value (10 Classes for $100)!

Because of the large COVID-19 increase, we will be holding classes via Zoom. Each class is 1.5 hours long and will consist of playing duets with Inga conducting, teaching, and playing one part. We have been doing this very successfully since August. Some examples of composers we have studied are Mozart, Telemann, Geminiani, and Gastoldi. Instead of two classes, we are having one joint class. The music will be accessible to both intermediate and advanced students.

Schedule: 10 Wednesdays during January through March 2021 (January 6, 13, 20, and 27; February 3, 10, 17, and 24; and March 3 and 10). All classes will be held from 2:00 to 3:30 pm.

Cost: $100 for 10 classes. Music will be sent via email–no charge for copying music! Newcomers who have not been to a Zoom class with Inga will be given two free classes before they decide to join.

Registration: The Zoom link and music will be sent to everyone who registers. To register you must contact Suellen Eslinger by phone, text, or email before the start of the classes so that we can get the link to you. To pay, mail a check made out to Recorder Players West to Suellen.

Suellen Eslinger Home Phone: (310) 542-0817
2801 Barkley Ln. Cell Phone: (310) 872-6901
Redondo Beach, CA 90278 Email: suellenesl@verizon.net

Scholarships and Donations to the Scholarship Fund:
A limited number of tuition scholarships are available. To apply, please contact Suellen Eslinger. To donate to our tuition scholarship fund, please add the donation to your tuition check or pay by separate check.

The Recorders Plus Workshop (performing as La Mer Consort)

“The Recorders Plus Workshop (performing as La Mer Consort) will start its next session on January 8, 2020. The class is directed by Brenda Bittner and meets as part of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Please get in touch with Brenda for details (310-378-8750 or bbbitt@aol.com).

Participant level is intermediate/advanced but beginners who read music can be accommodated. Please join us for a fun time playing early music on recorder.”

Rio Hondo RECORDER Workshop and Collegium Musicum

Thomas Axworthy Recorder Classes (Southern California Entertainment) 11057 Valley View Avenue Whittier, California 90604 U.S.A. (562) 946-4001 *** Cell (562) 773-2265 *** e-mail: scemc@earthlink.net *** fax – (562) 946-4081

Il Piffaro de Sade

Tom Axworthy’s IL PIFFARO DE SADE continues regularly on every Thursday night. Players are welcome to come and play to see if they would like to join. All folks playing historic winds are welcome: recorders, flutes, crumhorns, sackbuts, cornetti, shawms, dulcians, etc. You might give Tom a quick call (562/773-2265) to let him know you would like to stop by.

A special class for “wind band” instruments: shawms, dulcians, rancketts, sackbutts, cornetti, crumhorns, percussion & Recorders We will work our way through techniques of playing your instruments as well as the great dance and consort music appropriate to our instruments. DATES: Thursday evenings, 7:45-9:45 pm. You are invited to begin with us on any Thursday of any month.

FEES: The fee will depend on the number of students in the class. Please contact Tom Axworthy about joining the class. The Monthly fee will be set on the first meeting of each month based on the number of students enrolling for that month. * Please do call prior to attending your first meeting for the current status of the class. Location is 5 houses NORTH of Telegraph Rd. at 11057 Valley View Ave., Whittier – look for the big hedges ***** Please bring a music stand ***** PHONE – (562) 946-4001 or email scemc@earthlink.net.

The Village Pipers Recorder Ensemble

This is is an adult intermediate-level recorder group that meets 1:30–3:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays to practice at Claremont Community School of Music, 951 West Foothill Blvd., Claremont 91711. Our repertoire includes Renaissance, Baroque, and folk music. Tuition is $150 for twenty sessions. We do occasional gigs year round. Contact Sandra Parker at (909) 624-3012 for more information.

Private instruction

We are compiling a list of recorder or gamba teachers in Orange and Los Angeles counties who provide private instruction to individuals or groups. If you know or are such a teacher contact the webmaster so we can list you here as a service to our members. Include a short paragraph describing what you teach.

Alexandra Opsahl

Alexandra Opsahl is available for tutoring recorder students. She lives in the Sierra Madre area. For more information and details, please contact her at 626-590-1417 ormailto:alexandraopsahl@gmail.com.

A chapter of the American Recorder Society, Orange County, California