The material on this site was developed by a teacher for both the music specialist and for the classroom teacher with little or no music experience. The Nine-Note Recorder Method, a self-standing book, provides a full year of music instruction at the elementary level.
Many songs include lyrics for well-rounded music instruction. This 20th anniversary edition is arranged for students to play simple accompaniments on glockenspiel, xylophone, or resonator bells.
Schools, universities, and groups may request a free review copy. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Teacher Lesson Plan Manual contains 35 lesson plans, meeting National Standards for K-6 Music Education. Bound, 50 pages with a 62-page unbound Appendix of resources.
Some schools schedule a short unit for learning to play recorder. In that instance, purchase the Five-Note Recorder Method, which is specifically designed to be used for an 8- to 15-week course. Then you save money by paying for what you can use. Another advantage: If you offer a continuing recorder club to serious students, this flows seamlessly into the complete program, Nine-Note Recorder Method.
For bulk purchases of soprano (or alto) recorders, I recommend the baroque Angel soprano recorder in a blue case from Peripole. It is an excellent instrument at an affordable price.
High schools may offer a recorder ensemble for fine arts credit. Junior high schools could offer an alto recorder class using the music available from this site. Playing recorder can be less stressful to students going through changes than chorus.
Elementary Music Education:
CHIME TIME: Music for the Primary Classroom