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

Step 3 Alto—$60 for series ($55 if signing up for two or more classes)

Rooda's Dexterity Exercises—$90 for series ($80 if signing up for two or more classes

Ensembles for Emerging/Intermediate Players—$90 for series ($80 if signing up for two or more classes)

A la carte options availabe for Ensembles for Emerging/Intermediate Players.  Individual sessions are $20.  Indicate individual dates in the comments section of the registration form.


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 minus any applicable discounts for multiple classes 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.  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 series.  In the case of Recorder Therapy and Ensembles for Emerging Players, you have the option of selecting dates a la carte.  See the left sidebar for pricing information.


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.


There are discounts for choosing multiple classes.  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.


CLICK HERE TO VIEW JODY'S CLASS SCHEDULES.


Session Offerings

Getting the Most from Rooda’s Dexterity Exercises

Tuesday evenings, April 19–May 31 (6 sessions—no meeting May 3)

6:00–7:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. CT; 4:00 p.m. MT; 3:00 p.m. PT)


or


Wednesday evenings, April 20–My 25 (6 sessions)

6:00–7:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. CT; 4:00 p.m. MT; 3:00 p.m. PT)


Unfortunately, the TUESDAY Rooda session is full at this time.  There are a few spots open in the WEDNESDAY section only.  Thanks so much! 


G. Rooda’s 95 Dexterity Exercises and Dances has long been recorder players’ choice for developing technique. The book is crammed with technique exercises, etudes, and repertoire, and is surprisingly well put together so that it can be used by musicians of almost all levels.


Over a six-week period we will learn how to integrate the book into our daily practice and explore applying the skills into music we play. Tuning, phrasing, finger control, range, breath control, articulation—it’s all in there!


Participants will need a copy of the 95 Dexterity Exercises and Dances for Recorders in C or F by G. Rooda (or both), available from your favorite music retailer. Check the ARS Business Members list for some vendor suggestions. https://americanrecorder.org/ars_business_members.php


The six-week course is $90. Participants should acquire materials before the first session.


Required materials:

    -95 Dexterity Exercises and Dances for Recorders (in C, F, or both), by G. Rooda

    -Music stand

    -C or F recorder (or both)

    -A pencil

    -A metronome

    -Good computer headphones or speakers



Alto Recorder Step 3: Taming the High Register

Tuesday evenings, April 19—May 17 (4 sessions—no meeting May 3)

7:30—8:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. CT; 5:30 p.m. MT; 4:30 p.m. PT)


A pedagogical approach to the higher register of the alto recorder will help you with the "how" and "why" needed to expand your range.  These tunes-based sessions will open up a whole world of repertoire for you.  More advanced recorder players who want to improve their ability with high notes are also welcomed.


This four-week course is $60.  All music will be provided.  Participants should acquire other materials before the first class ession.


Required materials:

     -Alto recorder

     -Music stand

     -Metronome

     -Good quality headphones or speakers for your computer



Ensembles for Emerging/Intermediate Players

Wednesday evenings, April 20–May 25 (6 sessions)

7:30–8:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. CT; 5:30 p.m. MT; 4:30 p.m. PT)


The Renaissance and Baroque ensemble repertoire is seemingly endless, with much of it being accessible to recorder players.  Whether you play one size of recorder or all of them, this series of sessions devoted to ensemble playing will open up options to play dances, fantasias, madrigals, canons, and more.  These virtual classes can help prepare you to jump in and participate more easily in local ARS chapter meetings, community recorder ensembles, or one of the many weekend or weeklong workshops offered throughout the year.


Participants should be comfortable playing at least one octave of notes on soprano, alto, or tenor recorder.  Many pieces will also have parts for bass recorder.  Technical demands will be kept reasonable, but the music will be challenging enough to help emerging players move into an intermediate level.  Participants may find that participation in the Rooda Dexterity Exercises class may be a helpful technique supplement, but it is certainly not required.


This six-week series is $90. All music will be provided. Participants should acquire other materials before the first session.  A la carte participation is available for $20 per session—please inquire directly.


Required materials

    -Music stand

    -Recorders you play

    -A pencil

    - A metronome

    -Good computer headphones or speakers






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.