The pandemic and new ways to learn

Since March 2020, innumerable musicians have used the internet as their exclusive means to perform, learn, teach, and share.  The pandemic has forever changed how people can improve their skills.  The links below are just a few of the resources that recorder players (or potential recorder players) may find helpful.

American Recorder Society online offerings, including FREE classes for beginners!

Early Music America online offerings

Amherst Early Music Workshop online program

San Francisco Early Music Society online program

Anne Timberlake's website and blog


As a recorder teacher and player based in the Atlanta area, Jody Miller supports both historical music and traditionally historical instruments in contemporary roles.  With over 20 years of diverse teaching experience, Jody is an effective teacher in workshop, small group, and private settings.

Jody's primary work in the recorder and early music community is workshop administration and teaching, but he enjoys performing historical and contemporary literature.

Jody recently began an interview series for the Atlanta Early Music Alliance.  Check out interviews below.

For sample recordings, click HERE to navigate to the "About Me" page.

Take your playing to the next level with Jody's online classes!

Emerging and intermediate recorder players may want to check out Jody's online opportunities.  Sessions are one hour long and are designed to help players "level-up" with the support of others with similar experience.  You can ask questions without worry of embarrassment and you are encouraged to play to receive feedback (but you won't ever be required to play for the others).

Classes are 4 or 6 weeks long and some are available a la carte or for a discounted package rate.  Click here to see full descriptions and registration information.

All sessions are held via Zoom videoconferencing platform.  Zoom information and class materials will be sent a few days before the first session.

Upcoming classes:

Alto Recorder, Step 3: Taming the High Register—Tuesday evenings, April 19–May 17 (4 sessions), 7:30–8:30 p.m. ET
Similar to the "Soprano Recorder Step 3" description above.

Getting the Most from Rooda's Dexterity Exercises—Wednesday evenings, April 20–May 25 (6 sessions), 6:00–7:00 p.m. ET
While many of us have this book of exercises and tunes in our libraries, we seldom use it to its full potential.  This 6-week series will give us an opportunity to explore how players of all levels can learn to use the book in some obvious—and not-so-obvious—ways!

Ensembles for Emerging/Intermediate Players—Wednesday evenings, April 20-May 11 (6 sessions); 7:30–8:30 p.m. ET
Recorder players seem to be inclined to enjoy playing in groups.  This 6-week series will cover various style periods from Medieval through contemporary, but Renaissance music will be the bulk of the repertoire.  There's nothing like hearing harmonies around you as you play!  Expect duets, trios, quartets, and quintets that you will be able to add to your performance folio to play with others in person when the opportunity arises.

Performances are back!

Concordia, a new vocal ensemble in the Atlanta area, presents a spring concert in Dunwoody.  See details in the poster above.  With an emphasis on early music, Concordia is made up of members of the Atlanta Symphony Chorus.  Find them on Facebook and follow them by clicking here.

Helpful Videos for Recorder Players

The American Recorder Society has commissioned a series of videos to help in teaching specialized techniques.  See what Jody and his colleagues have to offer by visiting the video page.  While you're at it, join and/or make a donation to the American Recorder Society!

Click on the ARS logo to visit the page of technique videos.

Polyphonic Voices
Atlanta Early Music Alliance's interview series featuring early musicians working in Georgia

See archived interviews by clicking HERE.

Polyphonic Voices, Volume 3 No. 2
Gregory Hamilton—harpsichord, theorbo, composer, & conductor