AMS Music Centre is pleased to provide recorder lessons in Bentleigh East, Mount Waverley and Eastern Melbourne suburbs near you.
The recorder is a woodwind musical instrument in the flute family with a whistle mouthpiece. It is distinguished from other duct flutes by having thumb-hole for the upper hand and seven finger-holes: three for the upper hand and four for the lower. The sound of the recorder is often described as clear and sweet and has historically been associated with birds and shepherds.
The recorder is a very social instrument. Many recorder players participate in large groups or in one-to-a-part chamber groups, and there is a wide variety of music for such groupings including many modern works. Groups of different sized instruments help to compensate for the limited note range of the individual instruments.