American Recorder Society is a strong advocate of life-long music education.

Through our organization and its emphasis on member networking and collaboration, quality workshops and conferences, recorder informances for schools, educational programs, and  administrative and technical assistance for our affiliated groups are developed and promoted. We advance the skills of recorder players and support the development of recorder music education programs for children and adults.

The Recorder Goes to School! 

ARS supports a current listing of active soloists and ensembles that work in the field of music education. ARS specifically solicits and promotes those who introduce the recorder, as well as its history and repertoire, to students of all ages.

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Directory of ARS Recorder Teachers

ARS supports its teachers and maintains a public directory of its members who are actively engaged in the field. Details including certifications, student levels, playing levels, class types, and locations are provided.

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ARS Personal Study Program

The ARS has developed for its members the ARS Personal Study Program, a systematized program to improve your playing skills.

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ARS Instructional Videos

ARS collaborated with Knowlera Media and Vicki Boeckman to produce two outstanding instructional videos: How to Play the Recorder and How to Play Simple Songs. ARS also worked with ArtsMedia and John Tyson to produce an excellent video Recorder Power.

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