More Social Distancing Resources


More resources for socially distanced musicians

Compiled by Gail Nickless, Editor, American Recorder


American Recorder magazine article on Socially Distanced Resources https://americanrecorder.org/docs/AR_Sum2020_SocialDistanceResource.pdf

Amherst Early Music, virtual festival and weekend sessions, https://www.amherstearlymusic.org/

Audrey J. Adair offers the opportunity to play virtual duets  - https://audreyjadair.com

Letitia (Tish) Berlin offers online classes on Zoom on occasional Tuesdays. Subjects include Sightreading Skills, Bach’s Art of Fugue, French Baroque Style, Delve into Telemann’s Canonic Sonatas, and more.  To receive class notices, email Tish at tishberlin@sbcglobal.net.

Boston Early Music Festival, selection of videos and streaming audio showcasing past presentations, https://bemf.org/bemf-opera/bemf-at-home/

Tina Chancey, online seminars and videos, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLliblqvECvNacukvUp0vEA/featured (Trio Sefardi), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3s583IkdpA&t=8s, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUv0F5yJrIDn4FXROVuG9zg (Tina Chancey/Scott Reiss/others)
Tina's AR Magazine Practice Project: https://americanrecorder.org/practice_project.php

La Donna Musicale, videos and peer relief fund, https://ladm.org/media/videos/

Early Music America, relief fund and links to other resources, https://www.earlymusicamerica.org/responding-to-covid-19/

Early Music Retreat Online (UK-based), with a day of online tutorials in Renaissance music on September 20, 2020 https://kompasseraevents.appspot.com/events/early-music-retreat

Early Music Seattle
Spotify playlists: https://open.spotify.com/user/earlymusicseattle?si=TNjB2VsxTKWKupWXpqrKBA
Videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/EMGofSeattle/videos

Early Music Vancouver weekly series of online performances, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbqnQ8Be6cQVLUGHnnx8hnw/videos (occasionally with text of music being performed)

Tom Gettys has compiled MIDI files of Early Music for Recorders and Violas da Gamba. Includes some Gabrieli, Loeillet,  and Telemann sonatas, among many other selections.

Gloria Dei Cantores
Spotify playlists: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0bgvgq76bQlNbVaRpaXy3W?utm_source=SumoMe&utm_medium=SmartBar
Free mp3 downloads to list subscribers, https://gdcrecordings.com/

Greenblatt and Seay, online lessons and videos, https :// www.greenblattandseay.com

Helen Hooker, a professional recorder player and teacher based in the UK, has created playalong videos with sheet music PDFs. These are of varying genres and are free to all. You can subscribe to her emails with her latest videos. https://www.helenhooker.co.uk/downloads

Sarah Jeffery's popular Team Recorder YouTube channel offers numerous videos on recorder playing, repertoire, and more. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtrtCvRBjJgqZaD17FDg64Q

Lute Society of America, videos and downloadable materials, https://lutesocietyofamerica.wildapricot.org/

Terry Martin offers digital accompaniments with one part muted, so you can fill it in, https://tootle.org/ 

Musica Pacifica, videos and Quarantunes subscription, https://musicapacifica.org/

Pacific MusicWorks, Virtual Concert Season, with program books, http://www.pacificmusicworks.org/online-series

Tali Rubinstein offers online recorder lessons and free teaching materials. https://www.talirecorderlessons.com/

San Francisco Early Music Society Virtual Classes, https://sfems.org/sfems-workshops/virtual-sessions/ (also Early Music Freelancers’ Relief Fund

S'Cool Sounds, remote learning and videos (world music and recorder), https://www.scoolsounds.org/remote-learning

Anne Timberlake, practice and music ideas, online lessons, http://www.annetimberlake.com/blog




If you sponsor an activity or resource which you would like added to this list, please contact ARS Administrative Director Susan Burns.