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

Amherst Early Music, virtual festival and weekend sessions,

Audrey J. Adair offers the opportunity to play virtual duets  -

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

Boston Early Music Festival, selection of videos and streaming audio showcasing past presentations,

Tina Chancey, online seminars and videos, (Trio Sefardi),, (Tina Chancey/Scott Reiss/others)
Tina's AR Magazine Practice Project:

La Donna Musicale, videos and peer relief fund,

Denver Soloist Library provides a library of printable music files and audio play-along files to accompany performance of that music. An individual can subscribe by sending an email address to, or just drop in from time to time to see what's in the collection.      
Early Music America, relief fund and links to other resources,

Early Music Seattle
Spotify playlists:

Early Music Vancouver weekly series of online performances, (occasionally with text of music being performed)

Forgotten Clefs, a Renaissance Wind Band, is offering a Praetorius Play-Along for a small monthly fee ($5 individuals, $15 groups). Try a month for free with the discount code ISAAC.

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:
Free mp3 downloads to list subscribers,

Greenblatt and Seay, online lessons and videos, https ://

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.

Sarah Jeffery's popular Team Recorder YouTube channel offers numerous videos on recorder playing, repertoire, and more.

Lute Society of America, videos and downloadable materials,

Terry Martin offers digital accompaniments with one part muted, so you can fill it in, 

Musica Pacifica, videos and Quarantunes subscription,

Pacific MusicWorks, Virtual Concert Season, with program books,

Tali Rubinstein offers online recorder lessons and free teaching materials.

San Francisco Early Music Society Virtual Classes, (also Early Music Freelancers’ Relief Fund

S'Cool Sounds, remote learning and videos (world music and recorder),

Anne Timberlake, practice and music ideas, online lessons,

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