Students start recorders in Grade 3 and continue in Grades 4 & 5.
- How to hold the recorder:
Right thumb on the black dot
Sit up straight
Point it at knees
Positions: Rest position (on knee)
Fingering position (on chin)
Playing position (tip of recorder at tip of the lips)
- How to make a sound:
Blow gently. "Don't blow out the candle".
Seal the finger holes completely (leaks make squeaks!).
- How to wash your recorder:
Let soak for 10 - 15 minutes.
Swish in the water a few times and rinse.
Shake out the excess water and let air dry.
If the pieces stick when reassembling, a little vaseline will help them glide together.
- "My recorder and music folder live in my backpack"