|Teach Your Family to Play the Soprano Recorder
Teach Your Family to
Play the Soprano Recorder
Let Marcia show you how anyone can learn to
play the soprano recorder.
This is an introductory book--even easier to use
than the beginner books you see in the music
stores and online.
Every step is clearly described so even non-
musicians can easily teach their children to play.
Teach Your Family is based on Marcia's
method of teaching entire support groups to
play the recorder. She gives you the precise
words that she uses in her classes so you can
teach your children in your own home.
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From the Introduction:
"One of the best ways to learn to read
music is to learn to play an instrument.
The soprano recorder provides an
excellent vehicle for this purpose. In
addition to being inexpensive (usually
well under $10), the plastic models are
virtually indestructible and have a
"The recorder is an excellent pre-band
instrument, but is also a serious
instrument in its own right. Many of the
classical composers wrote music for solo
recorder and recorder consorts
(ensembles). The recorder was especially
popular during the Renaissance and
Baroque periods of music history.
"The recorder is a simple instrument to
learn and is suited to children even as
young as nine years old if their fingers are
long enough to cover the holes. Best of
all, even a parent who does not read
music can learn to play the recorder and
teach her family.
"Over the years, I have taught dozens of
parents and children to play the recorder.
Typically, I meet with the parents for about
one hour to get them started. This is the
only class they take with me. Many of
these parents have never read music
before, but by the end of the class, they
are confident that they can teach their
children what they have been taught.
"After our class, the parents teach their
children at home for about fifteen minutes
each day. Within three weeks they are
ready to play a few pieces for friends and
relatives and they typically do a nice job.
"Some of the students have gone on to
play much more challenging recorder
music. Others used it as a springboard to
playing other instruments. They found
that the music-reading skills they learned
in those brief weeks carried over to the
other instruments beautifully.
"The instructions are written as if you are
teaching more than one child at the same
time. You may find that you do not need
as much structure to the lessons as I give
here, especially if you are working with
older children or those who already read