Recorder Lessons London
Recorder lessons anywhere in London and the surrounding areas.
We visit you – or you can visit us if you prefer. Absolute beginners don’t be shy!
Following our COVID-19 update we are offering the choice of in-person or online recorder lessons.
Jump to sections:
- Recorder Lesson Content
- Studying Recorder Grade Exams
- Our London Recorder Teachers
- Recorder Lessons London – For All Ages & Abilities
- Online Recorder Lessons
- Recorder Lessons London Prices
Our Recorder Lessons in London
Our nurturing, encouraging recorder teachers give home visit recorder lessons for your ease. You are equally welcome to visit your local Bruce Music recorder teacher if this suits you better.
The recorder is accessible, portable, inexpensive, and is great preparation for learning various other instruments. These factors combine to make the recorder an extremely popular first instrument to learn, for young children.
The range of notes the recorder can play relates closely to soprano vocal range, the right hand in piano playing, and the fingering patterns overlap with many other woodwind instruments.
The recorder is traditionally a gateway to music for many young children, as they learn to play melodies with rhythm, play together, and enjoy the experience of making music.
Our expert teachers create bespoke recorder lesson plans to adapt their approach to the elements that engage and inspire each individual recorder student. In the early stages, it’s even more important that music is exploratory and fun.
Recorder Lesson Content
We ensure our recorder lessons combine the essentials of basic recorder technique and musicality, with beautiful, melodic material that will enthuse and inspire the student.
Very often, in our recorder lessons for children, we find that the recorder is a child’s first real experience of music. We love the privilege of guiding them on that path, and inspiring excitement around playing notes and tunes, having fun and being musical.
Your recorder lessons build from the basics of holding the recorder, breathing and blowing techniques, finger position, playing little tunes and melodies, through to full pieces and songs, and playing with other recorder players too!
At Bruce Music, all of our teachers are by nature encouraging, nurturing, patient, friendly, and fun. With our recorder teachers, these qualities are of the utmost importance, given the instrument’s natural overlap with early years learning, or particularly young children taking up music.
All our team are also – of course – DBS checked on being hired, for your safety and reassurance.
We are committed to offering a home visit recorder lessons service anywhere across London. However, you may prefer to visit us instead. In which case, your local Bruce Music teacher can host your recorder lessons.
Beginners Recorder Lessons London
- From the very beginning – what music is, fast and slow, loud and soft
- Essential technique – Posture, holding the recorder, and finger position
- Have fun playing your first notes and tunes
- Learn rhythm and timing, and begin to read music
- Enjoy the process of playing and responding to music
Intermediate Recorder Lessons London
- Establish a repertoire of songs and pieces
- Develop solid recorder playing technique
- Enjoy performing with and for other people.
- Learn to play expressively and creatively, and compose tunes
- Take recorder grade exams if desired (we have a 100% pass rate)
Advanced Recorder Lessons London
- Widen your repertoire and technique
- Learn to compose or improvise on your recorder
- Enjoy bigger performances, ensemble bands, or higher grade exams
- Move on to another woodwind instrument e.g. Flute.
Studying Recorder Grade Exams
Our experience tells us that studying for, and passing recorder grade exams gives students – especially children – satisfaction and confidence.
Our recorder students hold a 100% pass rate, with most achieving a distinction or merit. We’re very proud of our recorder students’ great results, and delighted with our recorder teachers’ proven methods.
We have experience with all the major exam boards running recorder exams, and know their criteria. With our recorder teachers’ dedication, and your talent and enthusiasm, you’ll pass with flying colours!
It is vital to our ethos that we don’t blindly ‘teach to the test’ at the expense of general musicianship. We’ll help you to pass the exams, but without sacrificing your musical development, or passion for recorder repertoire and engagement with the instrument.
Bruce Music recorder students pass exams – but become musicians too. This aspect is sadly often neglected. We are also equally passionate about the progress of recorder students who don’t wish to enter exams. Our aim is always the same – that you make progress, and have fun!
Our London Recorder Teachers
We only take on London’s most nurturing, personable recorder teachers. Those with proven student success, and who share our ethos.
Our London recorder teachers:
- Are music graduates, with many having continued to MA or PHD studies
- Are by nature encouraging, nurturing, and patient.
- Have clear DBS checks for your safety and reassurance
- Love the process of working creatively with young children
- Tailor lesson plans to the enthusiasms and passions of the individual
Recorder Lessons London – For All Ages & Abilities
Our recorder lessons are for everyone – students of all ages, ability levels, musical tastes and learning styles.
The nature of offering recorder lessons for kids is that many of those starting recorder lessons with us are brand new to the instrument and to playing music generally. We love nurturing children through those early stages, so absolute beginners don’t be shy!
We offer home visit recorder lessons as standard in our service. If preferred, you may visit your nearest recorder teacher.
Online Recorder Lessons
Our online recorder lessons service – run via Zoom, Skype, and similar programs – is increasingly popular for various reasons:
- You may wish to temporarily avoid in-person lessons due to COVID-19.
- You may move away from London, but want to retain your trusted, familiar London recorder teacher.
- Online recorder lessons are great for pre-exam sessions, mock tests, or before a performance or audition.
- Students may prefer online recorder lessons for general convenience, or any other reason.
Why Choose Bruce Music?
- London’s friendliest recorder lessons, with DBS-checked and vetted recorder teachers
- Our home visits make things easy for you.
- Our students’ perfect record in grade exams – 100% pass rate, with many distinctions
- We are a happy, friendly team of specialist recorder teachers – run by Alex – not a faceless agency
- Our many satisfied students – read our google reviews:
If you want to know more about Bruce Music, our history, origins and ethos, read our story
Recorder Lessons London Prices
Our London recorder lesson prices are:
|1 hour lesson||£50|
|45 minute lesson||£40|
|30 minute lesson||£30|
|Special Offer (All Lesson Lengths)||11 Lessons for the price of 10|
Book Your First Recorder Lesson Now
To enquire about recorder lessons, complete the form below or contact Alex directly:
Telephone: 07749 918 143 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org