Classes for Spring 2023

Announcing Spring 2023 Semester - In-person and Online!

No matter where you are in your recorder playing journey, Recorder Players West (RPW) is the right place for you! Are you looking to improve your skills (fingers, tongue, breath, rhythm, etc.) or to have the chance to play with others? Whatever your goal might be, our classes cater to different skill levels, ranging from pre-intermediate to advanced, and you will surely fit right in.

This session will be a blended on-line and in-person experience for the intermediate and advanced classes! Yes, local people will be able to come to St. Bede’s Episcopal Church for in-person classes, and on-line people will be able to join via Zoom! (The pre-intermediate class will remain on-line only.) St. Bede’s Episcopal Church is at 3590 Grand View Blvd., West Los Angeles, two blocks west of the 405 freeway and one block north of Venice Blvd. at the corner of Grand View and Charnock. There is plenty of free parking.

Our wonderful instructor is a professional recorder player (Inga Funck) – guaranteeing a gratifying musical experience! She always manages to make classes fun while helping each student to grow as musician. She  exposes students to a rich body of repertoire from different centuries, styles, and countries. Inga has played  with members of the LA Phil at the Disney Hall and is an experienced teacher. Outside of Recorder Players West, she is offering private lessons as well as other classes independent of RPW.

Newcomers who have not been to a Zoom class with Inga yet will be given one free class before they have to decide whether or not to join.

Please note that the class times have changed from last semester.

Music will be sent via email -- no charge for copying music!

Pre-Intermediate Class

Thursdays, 12 noon to 1:00 pm PDT (1 hour class) on-line only

Class dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 13, 20, 27

Intermediate Classes

Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1:30 pm PDT (90 minute class) At St. Bede's or on-line

Class dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 12, 19, 26

and

Thursdays, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm PDT (90 minute class) At St. Bede's or on-line

Class dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 13, 20, 27

Advanced Class

Wednesdays, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm  PDT (90 minute class) at St. Bede’s or on-line

Class dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 12, 19, 26

Tuition

The tuition for the Spring/Summer 2022 classes is $180 for the intermediate and advanced classes (or $157.50 if you are brand-new to Recorder Players West and are making use of the first free class).

For the pre-intermediate class, the tuition is $150 (or $131.25 for brand-new players).

Registration

To register please contact Suellen Eslinger before the start of the class. She will send you instructions about how to pay.

Please make sure to include your best email address so you can be sent the Zoom link and music before the class begins.

Scholarships and Donations to the Scholarship Fund

A limited number of tuition scholarships are available. To apply, please contact Suellen Eslinger.

To donate to our tuition scholarship fund, please add the donation to your tuition check or pay by separate check.

Classes for Fall 2022

Announcing Fall 2022 Semester

No matter where you are in your recorder playing journey, Recorder Players West is the right place for you! Are you looking to improve your skills (fingers, tongue, breath, rhythm, etc.) or to have the chance to play with others? Whatever your goal might be, our classes cater to different skill levels, ranging from pre-intermediate to advanced, and you will surely fit right in.

This session for the first time RPW will be holding a blended on-line and in-person experience for the ntermediate and advanced classes! Yes, local people will be able to come to St. Bede’s Episcopal Church for in-person classes, and on-line people will be able to join via Zoom! (The pre-intermediate class will remain on-line only.) St. Bede’s Episcopal Church is at 3590 Grand View Blvd., West Los Angeles, two blocks west of the 405 freeway and one block north of Venice Blvd. at the corner of Grand View and Charnock. There is plenty of free parking.

Our wonderful instructor is a professional recorder player (Inga Funck) – guaranteeing a gratifying musical experience! She always manages to make classes fun while helping each student to grow as musician. She  exposes students to a rich body of repertoire from different centuries, styles, and countries. Inga has played  with members of the LA Phil at the Disney Hall and is an experienced teacher. Outside of Recorder Players West, she is offering private lessons as well as other classes independent of RPW.

Newcomers who have not been to a Zoom class with Inga yet will be given one free class before they have to decide whether or not to join.

Music will be sent via email -- no charge for copying music!

Pre-Intermediate Class

Thursdays, 12 noon to 1:00 pm PDT (1 hour class) on-line only

Class dates: October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, and December 1 and 8

Intermediate Classes

Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1:30 pm PDT At St. Bede's or on-line

Class dates: October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, and December 7

Thursdays, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm PDT On-line Only

Class dates: October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, and December 1 and 8

Advanced Class

Wednesdays, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm  PDT (Note change from last session) at St. Bede’s or on-line

Class dates: October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, and December 7

Tuition

The tuition for the Spring/Summer 2022 classes is $180 for the intermediate and advanced classes (or $157.50 if you are brand-new to Recorder Players West and are making use of the first free class).

For the pre-intermediate class, the tuition is $120 (or $105 for brand-new players).

Registration

To register please contact Suellen Eslinger before the start of the class. She will send you instructions about how to pay.

Please make sure to include your best email address so you can be sent the Zoom link and music before the class begins.

Scholarships and Donations to the Scholarship Fund

A limited number of tuition scholarships are available. To apply, please contact Suellen Eslinger.

To donate to our tuition scholarship fund, please add the donation to your tuition check or pay by separate check.

Classes for Spring 2022

Announcing Spring 2022 Semester

No matter where you are in your recorder playing journey, Recorder Players West is the right place for you! Are you looking to improve your skills (fingers, tongue, breath, rhythm, etc.) or to have the chance to play with others? Whatever your goal might be, our classes cater to different skill levels, ranging from pre-intermediate to advanced, and you will surely fit right in.

Due to COVID-19 circumstances, classes are held once more via Zoom. You will be playing duets with a professional recorder player (instructor Inga Funck) – guaranteeing a gratifying musical experience! Each class is 1.5 hours long and there are 10 classes in this session. If you are new to RPW, please fill out opens link in new window, so we may place you into the right class.

Teaching our classes will be Inga Funck, who always manages to make classes fun while helping each student to grow as musician. She is exposing students to a rich body of repertoire from different centuries, styles, and countries. Inga is a professional recorder player, has played with members of the LA Phil at the Disney Hall and is an experienced teacher. Outside of Recorder Players West, she is offering private lessons as well as other classes independent of RPW.

Newcomers who have not been to a Zoom class with Inga yet will be given one free class before they have to decide whether or not to join.

Music will be sent via email -- no charge for copying music!

Pre-Intermediate Class

Thursdays, 12 noon PDT (Note change from last session)

Class dates: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28

Intermediate Classes

Wednesdays, 12 noon PDT (Note change from last session)

Class dates: May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27

or

Thursdays, 7 pm PDT

Class dates: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28

Advanced Class

Fridays, 12 noon PDT (Note change from last session)

Class dates: May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Tuition

$180 for each class, including music.

$162 if you are brand-new to Recorder Players West and are making use of the free class.

Registration

To register please contact Suellen Eslinger before the start of the class. She will send you instructions about how to pay.

Please make sure to include your best email address so you can be sent the Zoom link and music before the class begins.

Scholarships and Donations to the Scholarship Fund

A limited number of tuition scholarships are available. To apply, please contact Suellen Eslinger.

To donate to our tuition scholarship fund, please add the donation to your tuition check or pay by separate check.

Additional Classes for Winter 2022

In addition to the classes for Recorder Players West, for Winter 2022 Inga Funck will teach four additional classes to improve specific areas of recorder playing.

Alto Recorder Class: Transition from Soprano to Alto

Thursdays, 12 noon PDT

Class dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24; April 7

Are you a soprano recorder player who is secretly longing for the lower sound of the Alto? Have you thought about transitioning from Soprano to Alto but are really nervous about learning f-fingerings? If you are planning on playing with other musicians, sooner or later you will be asked  to play recorders other than the soprano.

This 10-week class introduces f-fingerings step-by-step in manageable increments.  You will also refine your breathing, work on your tonguing and articulation, and strengthen your rhythmical skills.  Not to mention all the fun you will have with the vast repertoire written for Alto!

Alto Recorder Class: Transition from Soprano to Alto

Thursdays, 2:00pm PDT

Class dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24; April 7

Rhythm is fundamental to your musicianship.  If you are struggling with rhythms even just a little, taking the time to isolate rhythm as a practice will benefit you tremendously.

Learn to maintain a steady beat and to identify when you are off.  Develop a keen sense for even the most complicated syncopated rhythms.  After this 10-week class, your rhythm will be rock solid, despite being nervous about sight-reading a new complex piece or playing in front of an audience.

Learn to Play the Bass Recorder

Thursdays, 4:00pm PDT

Class dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24; April 7

Want to become an asset to any recorder ensemble by being able to play the bass recorder? Or perhaps you have just recently bought a bass recorder and want to become proficient at reading the bass clef? OR you fell in love with the lower sound of the bass instruments? Sign up for this class if this describes you.

Learn to Play Alto Recorder an Octave UP

Wednesdays, 12 noon PDT

Class dates: February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6

You know that the lowest note on the alto is an "F'. But then you encounter music in which the alto part goes way below that "F'. You are casually told: "Just read the alto line an octave up." Easier said than done! By the end of this 10-week class, you will easily make the octave transposition without blinking an eye or losing a beat.

Tuition

$150 for each class, including music.

Payments are made directly to Inga Funck, either via check, PayPal or Zelle.

Registration

To register please contact Inga Funck before the start of the class. She will send you instructions about how to pay.

Please make sure to include your best email address so you can be sent the Zoom link and music before the class begins.

Classes for Winter 2022

Announcing Winter 2022 Semester

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, for Winter 2022, Recorder Players West's classes will still be held via Zoom. Each class is 1.5 hours long. For dates and times, see table below.

Inga Funck will again be leading our classes; she always manages to make classes fun while helping each student to grow as musician. She is exposing students to a rich body of repertoire from different centuries, styles, and countries. Inga is a professional recorder player, has played with members of the LA Phil at the Disney Hall and is an experienced teacher. Outside of Recorder Players West, she is offering private lessons as well as other classes independent of RPW.

The classes cater to different skill levels, ranging from pre-intermediate to advanced. To be placed into the right class, please fill out this questionnaire.

Newcomers who have not been to a Zoom class with Inga yet will be given one free class before they have to decide whether or not to join.

Music will be sent via email -- no charge for copying music!

Pre-Intermediate Class

Fridays, 12 noon PDT

Class dates: February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4, 11 18, 25; April 1, 8

Intermediate Classes

Wednesdays, 2pm PDT

Class dates: February 2 , 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6

or

Thursdays, 7pm PDT

Class dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7

Advanced Class

Fridays, 2pm PDT

Class dates: February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4, 11 18, 25; April 1, 8

Tuition

$150 for each class, including music.

$135 if you are brand-new to Recorder Players West and are making use of the free class.

Registration

To register please contact Suellen Eslinger before the start of the class. She will send you instructions about how to pay.

Please make sure to include your best email address so you can be sent the Zoom link and music before the class begins.

Scholarships and Donations to the Scholarship Fund

A limited number of tuition scholarships are available. To apply, please contact Suellen Eslinger.

To donate to our tuition scholarship fund, please add the donation to your tuition check or pay by separate check.