Register for Online Group Classes with Jody Miller

Please complete the following form to register.  The deadline for registration is 48 hours before the session is held, but class viability will be determined 7 days before the start of a class.  Register early to make sure the class makes!

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Session fees

Music Theory—$70 for 4-part series

Emerging Recorder Step 4—$70 for 4-part series

Ways to pay




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Sessions subject to change based on enrollment.  Fees are refundable up to 48 hours before the session.  In the event of fee refund, 100% of the fee for the cancelled session will be applied.

Online Group Classes

with Jody Miller

Group classes can supplement work you are doing with a private teacher or can help those without teachers fill in some of the gaps.  Theory sessions are for musicians of most ability levels, but will be paced assuming some very basic skills are in place.  Playing sessions are for emerging players and intermediate players.  Emerging musicians should know at least an octave of notes on the recorder and be able to play some simple melodies in 4/4, 2/4, and 3/4 time.  Intermediate players should be able to play one size of recorder comfortably, but it's better if you can play both C and F fingerings.

Each topic is presented as a 4-part series.

It is up to you to determine your playing level.  If you are unsure, Jody will be happy to meet with you for a few minutes to help you figure it out.

The emerging player generally is new to recorder, but can at least play the first few pages of a method book, can read notes in a staff, and know at least quarter note, half note, and whole note rhythms, though class materials may contain other rhythms and some notes you may not know.

An intermediate player should be able to play at least one-and-a-half octaves on one size of recorder.  You should be comfortable reading music on a staff and playing rhythms that include some dotted rhythms, eighth notes, and maybe even some sixteenth notes.  

REGISTER UP UNTIL 7 CALENDAR DAYS BEFORE THE START DATE OF A CLASS.  Viability of each session will be based on enrollment by that time.  Assuming classes are viable, registration for sessions will close 48 hours before the class occurs.

Complete the registration form in the left sidebar column of this page to sign up.  The deadline for registration is 48 hours before the session is held.


Session Offerings

Music Theory—The Ground Floor

Wednesday afternoons, January 11-February 1 (4 sessions)

3:00–4:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. CT; 1:00 p.m. MT; 12:00 noon PT)

(this 3 p.m. option is no longer available)

Wednesday evenings, January 11-February 1 (4 sessions)

7:00–8:00 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. CT; 5:00 p.m. MT; 4:00 p.m. PT)

Rules, rules, rules! Good music theory skills give the the "why" and the "how" behind music compositions.  Knowing more about the way music is written and harmonized can help us understand the structure and vocabulary of the art.  Best of all, this improved knowledge can help you sightread better!

Though presented as a recorder class for C or F instruments, this is open to all musicians who play non-transposing instruments.  No instrument-specific instruction will be given.  If you are not sure if your instrument is non-transposing, please inquire.

Class session 1:  The staff, the clefs, and the note names

Class session 2:  Time signatures and their basic beat units

Class session 3:  Rhythm basics

Class session 4:  Intro to diatonic scales

Upcoming: Music Theory—Advancing Basics (part 2 of this series)

The four-week course is $70. All written materials will be provided as PDF files, some of which may need to be printed before class sessions.  (Minimum 8 participants per class. If a class does not fill, a full refund will be issued.)

Required materials:

    -Music stand

    -A recorder (or other non-transposing instrument—inquire if you have questions)

    -Pencils and erasers

    -Good computer headphones or speakers

    -A desk or small table to use for writing assignments

    -Not required, but a piano keyboard (even a small, inexpensive one) is helpful

Emerging Recorder Step 4: A focus on rhythm for both C and F recorders

Wednesday afternoons, January 11-February 1 (4 sessions)

5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. CT; 3:00 p.m. MT; 2:00 p.m. PT)

Thursday afternoons, January 12-February 2 (4 sessions)

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ET (12:00 noon CT; 11:00 a.m. MT; 10:00 a.m. PT)

Music is much more than rhythms and pitches, but solid skills in these areas are the foundation to becoming a better player.  Using tunes from both the solo and the ensemble repertoire, we'll seek to gain a better understanding of time signatures and rhythms that are common in Renaissance and Baroque music.

This four-week course is $70.  All written materials will be provided as PDF files, some of which may need to be printed before class sessions.  (Minimum 8 participants per class.  If a class does not fill, a full refund will be issued.)

Required materials:

     -Soprano, alto, or tenor recorder

     -Music stand


     -Good quality headphones or speakers for your computer

     -Pencil and eraser

Questions you may have

How do I know if these classes are for me?

These sessions were constructed with emerging and intermediate players in mind.  You've either just gotten past the beginning stages or you are rusty enough that you feel you need to return to some of the foundations of consort playing.  Also appropriate for recorder players who have developed some facility on one size of recorder but want to add another size in an environment that is not intimidating.  Players should already be able to maneuver the first octave of the recorder. 

But all are welcomed! Sessions will be kept relatively small so that you won’t get lost in the crowd.

Where do I get music?

Music for the sessions will be provided.  You will be sent files or links and be asked to print your own music.  You'll also get sound files to use for play-along practice at home.

Could a class be cancelled?

Yes, if too few people sign up I may need to cancel a class. If there is just low interest in a topic, I may replace a class with a more popular one. If you register and pay for multiple classes, your discounted fees for the package deals will still be honored. All money for any cancelled class will be refunded.

What if too many people sign up and I can’t participate?

That’s one of those “good problems” to have, right? Well, I do understand it’s only a good problem for me. Depending upon the number of people who sign up, I am prepared to offer an additional section with a qualified recorder teacher who is at least as good as I am!

Will I need to play out loud so others can hear me?

I hope so! If you don’t know many recorder players, you should learn that we are a supportive bunch! No matter your current level, everyone else in the session has either been there or will eventually get there. We don’t give judgment—only help. Each of us can provide an example and it will help others learn. I have my weaknesses as a player and so do you! This is nothing to be ashamed of. Besides, hearing you a little bit individually is my best opportunity to give you helpful feedback. In short, though, you aren't required to play for others if this experience makes you uncomfortable.

If I like this and want more help, how do I keep the momentum? 

I plan to offer sessions as frequently as I can. But you may also want to look into private lessons. I know a lot of recorder teachers who like to teach private lessons via video conference platform and can direct you to them. Some established workshops are offering formal workshop classes online and they are spectacular.  Some are even holding some in-person events.  Whatever you do, don’t stop here!

Other questions? Contact me and I'll try to help!

Terms of Use

Please note that Jody Miller reserves the right to record virtual sessions. By registering for a virtual session, you authorize Jody Miller to make a video recording and/or audio recording of you (the “Participant”), including your name, your image, your likeness, your performance, and/or your voice (“Recordings”). You also grant Jody Miller an unlimited right to share the recording with other paid workshop participants for review and study, extending to paid participants who do not attend the live session. You agree that Jody Miller will have final editorial authority over the use of the Recordings, and you waive any right to inspect or approve of any future use of the Recordings. You acknowledge that you are not expecting to receive compensation for participating in the Recordings or for any future use of the Recordings. You release and fully discharge Jody Miller from any claim, damages, or liability arising from or related to my participation in the Recordings or Jody Miller’s future use of the Recordings. You have read this entire waiver, fully understand it, and agree to be bound by it.

You also agree to use posted videos of the session for your own use. Please direct requests to view the session video to Jody Miller.