The Recorderie Blog

May 1, 2018

A Career with the Recorder

– by Nancy Daly.  Many of you reading this will be hoping to build yourself a career around the recorder, and many of those will want to become established performers, bringing an appreciation of the unique virtues and repertoire of the recorder to a wider audience. But making a living as a performer is a… Read more »

December 4, 2015

Back to Basics

Inspired to learn a very different approach to recorder teaching – by Alyson Elliman.  Readers of The Recorder Magazine may have battled with trying to change public opinion about the sound of massed descant recorders playing at an elementary level, and about the value of continuing studies to a proficient or even professional level, rather… Read more »

December 3, 2013

Who Teaches the Teachers?

– by Nancy Daly.    Forty years ago, I left the Royal College of Music in London, the first Graduate in recorder. Young, fresh faced and enthusiastic, I was ready to revolutionise the world of the recorder, to get it taken seriously, to get it recognised as the beautiful and historic instrument that it is…. Read more »

December 3, 2005

Why I Became a Suzuki Method Recorder Teacher

– by Nancy Daly.  For the past 35 years I have been promoting the recorder as a serious instrument, and teaching both children and adults right through to Diploma level. I have taught the recorder in Primary and Secondary Schools, specialist Music Schools, Universities, Adult Educational Centres as well as teaching private students and running… Read more »