3rd and 4th Grade Recorder Unit

Dear 3rd and 4th grade parents,

In a few short weeks, your student will begin learning the recorder during music class! The recorder is a member of the woodwind family and is a great starting instrument to learn. It is played by blowing a thin stream of air through the instrument and placing the fingers over the holes to change from note to note.

Our recorder unit is set to begin on February 13th and 14th. Students must have a recorder prior to this date in order to participate during music class. Students may use a recorder they already own, purchase one, or borrow one of mine. I have quite a few recorders in my classroom for students to borrow, however there are not enough for every student to use. If your student plans to borrow a recorder from me, please let me know as soon as possible so that I ensure there are enough recorders available. Recorders purchased from outside sources must be Baroque Soprano Recorders (no German styles, please!). My recommended brands are under $10 on Amazon. A list with links of recommended brands is listed below:

· Yamaha YRS-24B Plastic Soprano Recorder  https://www.amazon.com/YRS-24B...

· Angel 101 Soprano Recorder, Key of C  https://www.amazon.com/Angel-1...

· Peripole Baroque Soprano Halo Recorder  https://www.peripole.com/items...

Please avoid purchasing cheap plastic recorders from the Dollar Store, Walmart, etc. because the instruments found in these stores are often poor quality and will not be able to play the notes needed for music class.

Students with borrowed recorders will be allowed to bring home their recorder to practice. However, if they lose or break the recorder they have borrowed from me, they will have to pay to replace it.

Students must have a recorder by February 10th to ensure that everyone has a recorder in time for the start of the unit. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at lindsey.haber@k12.sd.us. 


Mrs. Lindsey Haber
Elementary Music Teacher
South Park Elementary