Everyone’s starter instrument, the recorder is an underrated star…

All tutors at International Music School Cardiff are hand-picked, highly trained professional musicians with an enthusiasm for teaching their instrument. Lessons take place in our city-centre venue, and it is our vision to create a place where music tuition of the highest quality is delivered alongside regular professional concerts and public performance opportunities for our students.

What should you expect from recorder lessons?

Whether it is your aim to master the recorder to its full potential as a solo or ensemble instrument or play the recorder as a starting point for your musical journey and later want to switch to another instrument, at International Music School Cardiff we will help you achieve your goals. Our recorder specialists are outstanding virtuosos who are familiar with all genres of music available to the recorder, including popular music and even recorder-beatboxing!

Another great thing about the recorder is that buying one doesn’t break the bank so why not buy a recorder together with a few taster lessons at International Music School Cardiff as a special gift for someone?

A little bit about the instrument

Everyone knows the recorder. It is one of the most well-known instruments, mainly because of its use in primary schools as a teaching device. Because the recorder is so easy to play at the beginning it is an ideal way to teach young children the basics of music making. Having said that, the recorder unfortunately is rarely used to its full potential and many people don’t know what the recorder is capable of as a solo instrument.

The sound of the recorder is very clear and sweet. It can be played as solo instrument or as part of an ensemble. Any popular tune can be easily played on the recorder which gives especially young children confidence and makes them realize that making music is not difficult!

There are several different types of recorders and they all vary in size and range. The most common ones are the soprano, alto and bass recorders. Even with only one soprano and one alto or bass, recorder duets can be fantastic.