The pandemic and new ways to learn

Since March 2020, innumerable musicians have used the internet as their exclusive means to perform, learn, teach, and share.  The pandemic has forever changed how people can improve their skills.  The links below are just a few of the resources that recorder players (or potential recorder players) may find helpful.

American Recorder Society online offerings, including FREE classes for beginners!

Early Music America online offerings

Amherst Early Music Workshop online program

San Francisco Early Music Society online program

Anne Timberlake's website and blog


As a recorder teacher and player based in the Atlanta area, Jody Miller supports both historical music and traditionally historical instruments in contemporary roles.  With over 20 years of diverse teaching experience, Jody is an effective teacher in workshop, small group, and private settings.

Jody's primary work in the recorder and early music community is workshop administration and teaching, but he enjoys performing historical and contemporary literature.

Jody recently began an interview series for the Atlanta Early Music Alliance.  Check out interviews below.

For sample recordings, click HERE to navigate to the "About Me" page.

Join Lauda Musicam of Atlanta

Lauda Musicam of Atlanta is a mixed Renaissance ensemble of recorders, viols, early brass, early reeds, and other instruments.  Two rehearsals weekly give you an opportunity to learn new music and prepare for an in-person concert in November.

Monday evening in-person rehearsals—Begin August 29, at 7 PM ET, St. Bartholmew's Episcopal Church; open to Atlanta area locals.

Tuesday evening online rehearsals—Begin August 30, at 7 PM ET, via Zoom videoconferencing platform.  Participants have the option of coming to Atlanta to perform with the full group on the concert scheduled for Sunday, November 13.

Check out Lauda Musicam at www.laudamusicam.org.

Take your playing to the next level with Jody's online classes!

Emerging and intermediate recorder players may want to check out Jody's online opportunities.  Sessions are one hour long and are designed to help players "level-up" with the support of others with similar experience.  You can ask questions without worry of embarrassment and you are encouraged to play to receive feedback (but you won't ever be required to play for the others).

Classes are 4 or 6 weeks long and some are available a la carte or for a discounted package rate.  Information about fall classes will be available soon.

All sessions are held via Zoom videoconferencing platform.  Zoom information and class materials will be sent a few days before the first session.

Upcoming classes:

Music Theory for Beginning and Intermediate Recorder Players
Ensembles for Intermediate Players
Ensembles for Emerging Players
Emerging Alto Recorder, Level 4

Performances are back!

Check Jody's performances page about upcoming concerts and workshops.

Helpful Videos for Recorder Players

The American Recorder Society has commissioned a series of videos to help in teaching specialized techniques.  See what Jody and his colleagues have to offer by visiting the video page.  While you're at it, join and/or make a donation to the American Recorder Society!

Click on the ARS logo to visit the page of technique videos.

Polyphonic Voices
Atlanta Early Music Alliance's interview series featuring early musicians working in Georgia

See archived interviews by clicking HERE.

Polyphonic Voices, Volume 3 No. 2
Gregory Hamilton—harpsichord, theorbo, composer, & conductor