Learn recorder online with our online recorder teachers

Online recorder lessons are happening more than ever due to COVID. But the great secret is not so much that people are using this technology at an increasing rate to learn recorder online. The secret is that this format has a lot of benefits for teaching music lessons. Beethoven at home has hundreds of professionals waiting to help you whether you need beginner lessons, advanced recorder lessons or you just want to learn to play your favorite popular songs or video game music. We offer nearly every instrument lessons including piano, voice, violin, wind instruments and percussion. Live online lessons are up to 5 times more productive than merely watching videos and attempting to learn independently. If you can already play by ear a little bit then working with a trained teacher will bring that talent into better focus for you.

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BAH Teacher #3639

"Music represents a beautiful intersection between art, science, and technology. "

BAH Teacher #4033

"I believe that music is an embodied experience of true freedom."

BAH Teacher #540

"Mike is a BAH teacher providing bass clarinet, clarinet, piano, recorder, and saxophone lessons from the age of 5 to adults. His teaching studio is located in Vancouver. Mike's approach to teaching is dedicated to fostering student progress and enhancing their overall musicianship. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of British Columbia, a Master of Music from Queens College NYC, and a Master of Music Education from the University of British Columbia. Mike offers lessons both online and at his studio in Vancouver. "

BAH Teacher #3235

"Jennifer is a dedicated music teacher offering flute, piano, piccolo, and recorder lessons to students from age 4 to adults. Holding a Bachelor of Music, she enriches lessons with her extensive background and awards. Based in Richmond, Jennifer provides flexible learning options including in-home, in-studio, and online lessons. She is fluent in Cantonese, English, and Mandarin, accommodating a diverse range of students."

BAH Teacher #3882

"My wish is to make the lessons fun, create great musical memories for other generations and show them how enjoyable playing the flute can be."

BAH Teacher #3374

"No more incorrect fundamentals - learn right the first time with me!"

BAH Teacher #1804

"Music resides within every individual, and my role as a teacher is to help them connect with, nurture, and express their inner music."

BAH Teacher #2842

"Just as I love to learn and evolve, I aspire to help others learn and flourish in the expansive world of music."

BAH Teacher #3466

"Music is an emotional expression reflected through sounds."

BAH Teacher #3916

"I want to promote music as a joyous escape rather than a challenging pursuit towards perfection."

BAH Teacher #3816

" I can teach you how to stop fearing your voice and become comfortable and confident with the sounds you creat and the emotions you conjure while singing."

BAH Teacher #3751

"My specialty lies in working with younger beginners, and my teaching repertoire ranges from pop to classical music, including instruction in reading sheet music."

BAH Teacher #3611

"No matter what their goals are, I will ensure that my students meet them and enjoy every step of the way, while developing healthy practicing and life habits."

BAH Teacher #3212

"Music is a key element and a part of us all that can be unlocked if taught and supported."

BAH Teacher #3088

"Music, (whether performing, listening /reflecting, composing or creating a visual response) helps a person to grow in creativity and to develop communication skills, performance skills and self-confidence."

BAH Teacher #548

"Shiori, a dynamic music teacher, offers online and in-home lessons for piano, bass clarinet, clarinet, flute, recorder, and saxophone, catering to students from age 5 to adults. With a rich educational background, including a Master's from McGill University and a Bachelor's from Brandon University, she is well-equipped to guide students through their musical journey. Shiori believes in tailoring her approach to each student, ensuring a solid foundation in music theory and technique. She is fluent in English and Japanese, adding a unique cultural depth to her lessons. Whether you're a beginner or looking to advance your skills, Shiori's expertise and supportive teaching style will help you achieve your musical goals."

BAH Teacher #519

"My goal is to bring out the best in all my students."

BAH Teacher #2829

"Engage, educate minds, touch hearts, and transform lives through the medium of music."

BAH Teacher #2643

"Music isn't just for school; it's for life."

BAH Teacher #1578

"Personalized approach ensures that skills are progressively built upon."

BAH Teacher #2133

"Instead of providing ready-made answers, I aim to guide them in discovering knowledge for themselves."

BAH Teacher #2277

"I'm a firm believer in making music education both enjoyable and comprehensive. "

BAH Teacher #2355

"Each of us has a unique reason for wanting to play music, and I wholeheartedly believe in nurturing that innate curiosity and helping students find their musical voice."

BAH Teacher #2503

"I enjoy teaching using the traditional method of teaching & incorporating Suzuki method. "

BAH Teacher #2603

"Teaching music goes far beyond imparting skills and knowledge; it's a doorway to a world of possibilities."

BAH Teacher #2518

"Teaching is a weighty responsibility, dedicated to each student's triumph."

BAH Teacher #2948

"I strive to inspire a lifelong love of music in my students and to help them connect with their deepest feelings through playing. "

BAH Teacher #2531

"The key to successful music learning is believing in what you're doing."

BAH Teacher #2391

"Enjoy the sound and touch of how music flows."

BAH Teacher #2081

"Every student is unique and should be nurtured strategically based on their personality, interests, and transferable skills and knowledge. "

BAH Teacher #3286

"Unlock Your Musical Potential: Explore, Learn, Create. Master Instruments, Appreciate Music's Beauty, and Discover Mind-Blowing Tips in My Classes."

BAH Teacher #3318

"Music is life changing."

BAH Teacher #2160

"Without music life would be a mistake."

What benefits do online recorder lessons offer?

Choice of teacher: Online recorder lessons offer more flexibility in choice of teacher. Where before we would be limited by what teachers where in our neighbourhood or city, we can now explore music teachers from all over the country and the world.

There are also certain cognitive benefits to music learning online. The format forces a sort of concentration and listening that is hard to beat. Actually students and parents roften report increased attention span and retention of what has been learned.

You might have had a negative experience with online learning in groups. This is understandable. Online sessions with 30 some odd learners are less than ideal. However in the case of individual instruction the negatives are minimal and the positives are measurable.

What is the best method or software for online lessons?

Online recorder lessons, often referred to as zoom recorder lessons, are best managed on the Zoom conferencing service. Zoom is a software you download to your computer that uses your internet browser to hold a video call. There is no free trial it is simply free. There are paid plans but they are not needed for teacher or student unless you want to have group sessions longer than 40 minutes.

There are other platforms available like skype or facetime but they do not have the correct audio fidelity to do a good job of a music lesson. They may in fact work just fine for certain instruments but the reality is that the echo-cancellation of the software can turn a trumpet for example into an electric guitar. The advanced settings of the audio menu in Zoom will show you the best way to set up a zoom call for a music lesson.

It's very important to make sure you have a good trial run from the outset. Your goal is to learn to play in your lessons not to be learning how to set up the machine. Here's an easy tutorial. (zoom music lesson set up presentation)

Music teachers will appreciate the waiting room like functionality of the Zoom application. Students arrive and are put in a virtual waiting room just like in a real office. As a teacher you can even pop in to your virtual waiting room and send a message to a waiting student that you'll be another five minutes.

A special note about beginner lessons for children. If your child is younger your participation will be more important than ever. This is not new, young children with parents that are involved in their learning to play are more successful always. This experience can be very enriching to a parent child relationship and sometimes the parent winds up becoming a student and a teacher all at once.

What kind of equipment do I need?

The majority of students will be fine with a laptop or a tablet and a nice pair of headphones to start their online learning. Smartphones are a possibility but the small size of screen is less than ideal. Phones can be useful as a second camera to show certain different angles of for example recorder fingering or hand position.

Music teachers can invest in better and/or additional cameras or microphones but there's no reason we can't start with the basics.

If you really want the very best rig possible here are my recommendations. Again this is not at all necessary and perhaps a good investment for the busy online teacher or the student that just loves gear:

  • You want perhaps a better camera or a second camera and a stereo mic. Here is a link to a 4k camera with a built in stereo mic that will give you very professional result in your video lessons. The manufacturer is also called Zoom but there is no connection between the 2 companies.
  • You also might want a workable tablet and writing surface. I recommend an iPad pro or the regular version with an Apple pencil stylus and the app goodnotes. This is helpful for drawing and writing on staff paper or sheet music while teaching music theory or marking up a score. The ability to read music and draw is a great advantage to be able to have.
  • You will need a great set of headphones to use the best features in the Zoom software. They should be slim enough to allow you to play or sing without distraction.

Simply select a teacher from Beethoven at Home and Book an interview. Your teacher will contact you shortly to begin your lessons.

HOW TO START ONLINE RECORDER LESSONS

A simple explanation of our process

HOW TO START ONLINE RECORDER LESSONS

A simple explanation of our process