The recorder is just as much a musical instrument as any other. Younger players find recorders easy to hold and to blow, meaning they can get started on their musical journey easily, and as the skills are transferrable they can switch to a different instrument as they get older.
Modern recorder players include Michala Petri, and Charlotte Barbour-Condini who was the first recorder player to reach the final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition!
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The recorder is a member of the woodwind family and is ideal for small children to begin their musical journey.
Recorders were first seen in the Middle Ages but didn't become popular until much later. They are often heard playing music from the Baroque era (roughly the 1600's). King Henry VIII was a big fan and had several different kinds that he played very well!
To produce a sound we simply blow in the mouthpiece. The notes are changed by covering different combinations of holes which effectively make the pipe longer or shorter.
The Norman's Recorder package costs £20 and qualifies you for a 5% discount if you later upgrade to one of their other MfSF intruments.
However, due to the low price of recorders, they do not qualify for the first 10 lessons at half price.
To see what is included in the instrument packages click here.
The most important thing to remember when looking after your recorder is to dry it inside and out after use.
Try to avoid eating sugary foods and drinks before playing.