Alicia and Dave's Story

Music has always had an integral place in Alicia and Dave Abell’s lives. Even before they were married over 40 years ago, Dave played violin and plastic recorder and Alicia, piano and clarinet.  A recorder consort played at their wedding and Dave received a nice wooden alto recorder as a wedding present.  Soon after, they purchased a harpsichord.

Over the years, work and education dominated their lives. Dave spent most of his career in measurement science, working for the original Hewlett Packard. Alicia continued to study piano and harpsichord while teaching Special Education.  Later on, she added the organ and was a church Music Director/Organist while privately teaching piano and harpsichord.  During those days, they snatched time whenever they could to play duets. Today, Dave enjoys playing in a small medieval recorder group that performs at local events.  Alicia and Dave continue their studies on their respective instruments and explore harpsichord and recorder literature.

As Dave and Alicia wrote their Living Trust, they named ARS as one of their beneficiaries.  This is because they strongly believe in the importance of sustaining early music through the recorder and its repertoire for many generations to come.

Won’t you join Dave and Alicia and make sure the next generation can continue to be part of the recorder community by including the ARS in your planned giving?