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April 01 - May 20, 2024

The Joy of Playing the Recorder

Via Linda Senior Center • 10440 E Via Linda ScottsdaleAZ  85258 Organized by City of Scottsdale Community Services Division
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Experience the joy of making music with a beautiful instrument, the recorder. It's not just for children! Played by professional musicians for centuries, the recorder is actually an ancient instrument known worldwide. Called the "sweet flute" in many languages, it comes in a range of sizes, tiny to huge, that can be played alone or blending beautifully in a group. It is perfect for amateurs who enjoy music and appreciate a rewarding brain workout. This class will introduce you to the Alto Recorder. Whether you have never played a note of music in your life, or have music experience from earlier years, this class will provide a fun and joyful way to discover or rediscover your musical self! The teacher is the music director of the Desert Pipes, the Phoenix-area chapter of the American Recorder Society. By the end of the session, you will be able to play music including Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" and Beethoven's "Ode to Joy", and know the joy of playing the recorder!

*See notes for items to purchase prior to the first class*
Items needed for the class:
Recorder: Yamaha YRA-302B Plastic Alto Recorder – approximately $35.
Book: The Sweet Pipes Recorder Book (for adults) Vol. 1 Alto – approximately $7.
Portable Music Stand: Approximately $20-$30, depending on model.

Items can be purchased through HoneysuckleMusic.com or other retailers.

Age Category

Adult 14+


VLSC - Room 5 at Via Linda Senior Center


Senior Center Membership


Ann Koenig


April 01 - May 20, 2024

2:30 PM to 3:20 PM


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Age and Gender

Ages 18-255 · Co-Ed


Via Linda Senior Center

10440 E Via Linda ScottsdaleAZ  85258

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