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Winds & Waves: Recorder Workshop - Morning Session

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Winds & Waves: Recorder Workshop - Morning Session
Frances Blaker
Date and Time:
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time)
Total Cost:
Minimum Age Level:
Skill Level:
Intermediate/ Advanced
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The open enrollment period begins on
January 6, 2021

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

1. Calm and Restless Seas with Frances Blaker
Composers have long been inspired by the sea, and for good reason! The sea, the ocean - it embodies all moods and all emotions. It runs the gamut from sublime to frightening, peaceful to raging. In this class we will play sea pieces from Byrd to Blaker, stopping off on the way to play Lassus and Henry Hiles. How far can a wave travel in some 460 years? Join this class to find out!
Open to: all levels

About the Instructor(s)

Frances Blaker received her Music Pedagogical and Performance degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen where she studied with Eva Legêne. She also studied with Marion Verbruggen in the Netherlands. In addition to regular appearances with Tibia, the Farallon Recorder Quartet, and Ensemble Vermillian, Ms. Blaker has performed as a soloist and with various ensembles in the United States, Denmark, England and the Netherlands. She teaches privately and at workshops throughout the United States, including the Oregon Coast Winds and Waves Recorder workshop and the Hidden Valley Early Music Road Scholar program.  She is the Director of the  Amherst Early Music Summer Festival; she was co-director of the SFEMS Medieval and Renaissance workshop from 1996-2001. Ms. Blaker is the author of the acclaimed  Recorder Player’s Companion and a collaborator and performer on the Disc Continuo series of recordings.

Materials List: Students Bring

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

How do these online classes work?

Good question!  If you’ve never taken an online class before, it can seem impossible compared to an in-person workshop or private lesson.  But it works!  

Unlike our in-person workshop classes, you will be logged into a website in a virtual classroom with the teacher, the class host, and anywhere from 5 to 50 fellow students - you will be a square on "The Brady Bunch" or "Hollywood Squares"!  You can see and hear, just like in an in-person class - except you didn't have to drag your instruments across town (or the country) to get there!  You can ask the teacher a question by typing it into the chat feature, and you can say a quick "hi" to individual friends you see using this same feature before class starts.  You can even get the handouts digitally in advance, so you can look them over and practice.  

One limitation of this is a slight time delay between participants, very much like a long-distance satellite call from the 70's.  It's really just a split second, but it makes it hard to play in rhythm as a group.  Therefore, all students will be muted during most of the class, unless the teacher asks for a volunteer or calls for questions. When you are muted, you will hear only the teacher; you can play along with the teacher this way, and the delay won't be a problem.  Many people find this incredibly liberating!  

We have made up some guides for how to use this website and join the right class, how to mute yourself, and so forth so that you can have the best experience.  We look forward to making music with you in a Zoom window at Winds and Waves

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