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

Recorder Players West with Inga Funck has gone to Zoom Sessions. For a number of years Inga has run Recorder Players West at St Bede’s in Santa Monica on Wednesday with an Intermediate session and an Advance session on Wednesday afternoons. In light of the continued restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she has now decided to have a single Zoom session on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00- ~ 3:30 pm. So now you can join her with no traffic problems, gas expenses, etc.. for a wonderful time playing duets with her in a relaxed fun session.

Listed below in the Zoom invitation where you can join her for free the first 2 sessions and continue for only $10 a session payable monthly. If you are interested, please contact Suellen Eslinger at <suellenesl@verizon.net> with your name and email address.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86918587946?pwd=cnNmYzNSQzhIdjY3ZzAxejJJSEJQQT09
or enter this:
Zoom ID: 869 1858 7946;
Passcode: 510735

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