RecordersRecorder instruction starts in fourth grade around November and continues through the end of fifth grade. The students are introduced to the note names, values, fingers, and learn to play various songs.
They are challenged to earn "Karate Belts" as they progress through various levels of learning. These "belts" represent many songs that are learned along the way. The students display their progress by placing the "belts" on their recorder. Once they have a belt, they can tutor other students.
You can encourage your child to play their recorder by:
- reminding them to use a soft, pleasant sound
- reminding them to play with left hand on top
- Ask them to bring their recorder home and play you a song from class.
- listen to them play their song and comment on it's "FLUENCY" (did they play it without stopping).
We use Yamaha Recorders in the music room, please know that recorders purchased at a store (target, walmart,etc.) are considered Toys and do not produce the good tone that comes with owning a REAL instrument.
Looking for more songs to play? Check out this website:
Recorder Songs | Free Recorder Sheet Music
Click here for copies of the belt papers to do at home: Recorder Belt Papers