• Recorder Unit

    Recorders are a valuable music teaching tool. The instrument has been in use by musicians of all ages (from toddlers to professionals) for the last several hundred years. Historically, it played an important part in many classical compositions, with a full recorder section of instruments ranging from soprano (the instrument we are learning) to the contrabass. See the video below for a good look at the whole recorder family in action.  

    Learning recorder in elementary school provides a valuable foundation for playing instruments in band and orchestra in a student's older years. The fundementals of breath control, fingering accuracy, music reading, tonguing, embouchure (lip form), and much more are learned and explored with the recorder. Many of these skills are used when the student advances to woodwind, brass, percussion, and string instruments. 

    If you would still like to order a recorder for home practice, please send $4.00 (checks made out to Keller) to Mr. Hanson to buy your home instrument. All students are assigned a classroom instrument, so the home recorder can stay at home for practice.

    Recorder Songs

    Hot Cross Buns

    Gently Sleep

    Merrily We Roll Along

    It's Raining

    Old MacDonald

    When the Saints Go Marching In

    Twinkle, Twinkle

    Amazing Grace

    Ode to Joy

    Recorder how-to videos