Music Class Update

Dear parents,

All of our third and fourth grade students are very excited to be starting recorder karate again this year.  Unfortunately, unlike last year I am not able to send students home with their own recorder that they borrow for the entire semester.  This is simply because I do not have enough recorders to be able to assign a recorder to each student, due to an increase in the number of third and fourth grade students in Wolf Canyon.  As a result, the same recorder will be used by a students in both grade levels and sterilized between classes.

Please consider purchasing a soprano recorder for you child, this ensures sanitation, as they will be the only person playing it and it enables them to practice at home.  Practice means progress!!!  Recorders are reasonably priced, starting at less than $7 through Amazon and West Music.  I highly recommend Yamaha, Suzuki and Aulos (which we have in school) as reasonably priced instruments that produce a good tone.

-Ms. Casimiro

Music Teacher

3 thoughts on “Music Class Update

  1. Eve Gainer says:

    Spent a little time researching recorders on Amazon. There are a lot to choose from! Do you have recommendations with regard to Baroque or German fingering? Key of C? 1, 2, or 3 pieces? double holes? wood or plastic? Any other features you might look for? Thanks for your help!


    • robertnixon2014 says:

      Hi Eve, here is the music teachers response.

      “My advice is to go for a reasonably priced recorder between $8-20 is perfect – soprano recorder with baroque fingering in the key of C. The double holes are for more advanced fingering that we generally don’t use at an elementary school level. When it comes to the recorder in 2 or 3 parts, it means they can be cleaned easily and tuned, but those parts can also be lost, essentially there’s positives and negatives to both. Wooden recorders can have a mellower, softer tone but they can not be washed in a dishwasher where as plastic recorders are more resilient and can be cleaned in the dishwasher (top shelf).”
      Kind regards,

      Lowri Elen Casimiro


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