For information regarding workshops and lessons for children click here.



Group Classes

Recorder Players West 

Spring/Fall sessions for intermediate/advanced students in the Greater Los Angeles area

Thomas Axworthy Recorder Classes 

Individual and group classes in Whittier


La Mer Concert Recorders Plus 

Renaissance/Baroque music for intermediate/advanced students at the Manhattan Beach Art Center


Tom Axworthy, scemc@earthlink.net

Los Angeles region | All ages

Rotem Gilbert, rotem.gilbert@gmail.com

South Pasadena | Adults

Ricardo Berón, ribecu@gmail.com

SF and SG Valleys | Adults | Speaks Spanish

Brenda Bittner, BBBitt@aol.com

Westside, South Bay | Adults

Inga Funck, Funck.inga@gmail.com

All ages | Speaks German

Joel Peisingerjpeisinger@hotmail.com

Hollywood | Speaks Spanish

Sarah Jeffery and Team Recorder​

YouTube Playlists include: lessons/tutorials for beginners/intermediate/advanced players, music theory, purchasing guides, play-a-longs

Online Instruction

Learn Recorder

Site with a lesson plan that includes pictures and audio files along with the sheet music. For Alto and Tenor.

Music with Mr. Erdoğan

20 lessons on YouTube for beginner Sopranos (can be used for Tenor) - reading sheet music, basic songs, scales

Recorder Lessons with Mr. Hines

8 lessons on YouTube for beginner Sopranos (can be used for Tenor)

Ensemble Playing (open to new members)

Monthly | Hollywood Hills | Joel Peisinger | jpeisinger@hotmail.com

  • Arroyo Recorder Collective (ARC)

Monthly | Intermediate to Advanced | Pasadena | Ricardo Beron | ribecu@gmail.com

  • Windsong Players

Weekly | Monday afternoons in Fullerton | Spanish, French, Hebrew, Mandarin spoken | Jim Forrest | stringpresser@earthlink.net

Method Books and Videos

[can use Soprano instructions to learn Tenor]

Purchasing a Recorder

Concert Calendar

For information about baroque and renaissance concerts, please contact the Southern California Early Music Society (SCEMS) earlymusicla.org, and the Chamber Music Newsletter for Southern California at jeninger@earthlink.net.

This page also provides a sampling of recorder artists and recorder repertoire. From there, you can look for those pieces and artists online. 


Online Listening

Recorder Artists & Ensembles

Recorder Music Mail is a company located in the UK that sells sheet music for recorders. When ordering, the credit card company will convert the payment to US dollars. Minimum shipping cost to the US is £4.50, or about $6.29 (payment information can be found in their Terms and Conditions).

Buying Sheet Music