The Southern California Recorder Society is an organization for recorder enthusiasts in the greater Los Angeles area. Recorder players from beginning to advanced levels are invited to join. We meet the first Saturday of the month from September through June to play the recorder and to learn, under a different conductor each month, about renaissance and baroque music.


Click here to join.  If you wish to attend for the first time as a non-member, it is free. 

Click here for instructions on how to download music from this site.

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Upcoming Events

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RPW Summer Online Classes

July 7 - September 10, Zoom meetings

Recorder Players West offers online recorder classes for pre-intermediate, intermediate, and advanced students.

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CCRS Workshop: Music in Poetry/Poetry in Music with Tish Berlin and Frances Blaker

August 21-22, 2021 at 9 am - 4:30 pm, Goleta Presbyterian Church

The Central Coast Recorder Society workshop is back in person! Classes include the following topics:

  • Tongue, finger, and blowing techniques, and applying these techniques to music

  • Using text to help the music speak in 16th-century Italian madrigals by Gesualdo, Monteverdi, and Verdelot

  • Thinking vocally in instrumental music by Byrd, Gibbons, Senfl, and Bach


Separate sessions for intermediate and advanced players. Space is limited; sign up today!

Site Updates


Play At Home Series

Last Update: July 24, 2021

Play group pieces in the comfort of your own home by downloading scores and practicing with audio files. New pieces are uploaded every weekend, so keep checking back!

Most recently added:

  • Bach - WTK 2 Fugue 6

*Headphones recommended

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Music Theory for Recorders

Last Update: July 24, 2021

The fundamentals of music.


Most recently added:​​​

  • Scales/Modes - Symmetrical Scales