September 2020, Volume 40, Issue 3

Play Smarter not Harder
Dr Leanne Miller advises on how to avoid burn-out or injury while practising. Even the brain can misfire!

Gender Equality in Education vs. Professional Recorder Playing
Emily Bannister
discusses inequalities in gender distribution in the world of classical music and recorder communities.

ERTA UK - teaching online
Chris Orton, Evelyn Nallen, Jen Flatman, Annabel Knight, Marion Robinson, Nigel Martin and Barbara Law
tell us how they have coped - and thrived - with teaching online during the covid pandemic.

Focus on Folk – the role of folk music in recorder teaching and learning
Dawn Wakefield & Finn Collinson talk about folk music, from the British Isles to the Balkans for recorder fun and practice, with recommendations for good selections available.

Centrespread composer: Liz Alexander introduces herself
Centrespread: Contemplative

How to get started with contemporary music
Patri Roa Johansen
suggests ways of experimenting creatively with new effects.

What I did in lockdown – New Digital Recital Series: Fantasy & Design
Anna Stegmann
tells us how she overcame live teaching- and performance-deprivation with her own digital solo recital series: featuring recorder classics(and unknown gems spanning nearly a thousand years of music.

Being a “Young Artist”
Juho Myllylä
recommends you follow your own original vision.

University v Conservatoire
Imogen Albert discusses why a diverse music degree course at Oxford was the right choice for her.

SRP News
Including Helen Hooker talking about using Zoom for lessons.

As always, new recorder music is reviewed.

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  • news and reviews of competitions, courses, recitals and events
  • reviews of recorder sheet music and CDs,
    & news and information for young players
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