Recorder Lessons In person OR online

Joyful & Effective

Anne is an experienced and enthusiastic recorder teacher and online recorder teacher of all ages and levels! In addition to maintaining a private studio in St. Louis, MO and teaching online recorder lessons through Skype, Facetime, or Google video chat, Anne has coached through Indiana University's Pre-College Recorder Program, the Amherst Early Music Festival, the San Francisco Early Music Festival, the Virginia Baroque Performance Academy, Mountain Collegium, Catacoustic Consort's Community Recorder Program, and for numerous American Recorder Society chapters. Anne teaches students of all ages and levels; students have ranged in age from 6-83, and in level from beginners through pre-professionals. Teaching is a passion for Anne.

REcorder Lessons

Anne offers individual and group in-person and online recorder lessons in one hour, half-hour, or 45 minute increments out of her home studio in St. Louis, Missouri as well as via Skype, FaceTime, or Google video chat. Lessons can be arranged on a weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly basis. Anne's philosophy of teaching combines comprehensive technical instruction with fun! Music is, and should be, a source of great joy, and learning the recorder is a wonderful way to introduce the joy of music into your life or the life of your child. Read testimonials.

  • 30 minutes = $40

  • 45 minutes = $50

  • 60 minutes = $60

  • 75 minutes = $75

All lessons come with unlimited email support. Message for travel rates.

Online Recorder Lessons

Do you live far away from flesh-and-blood teachers?  Do you own a tablet or a computer with a webcam?  Join online recorder teacher Anne Timberlake through platforms such as FaceTime, Skype, or Google video chat for effective, efficient online recorder lessons.  Learn the recorder without leaving your living room!

Here's what Anne's online recorder students are saying:

"Whatever doubts I had about taking recorder lessons over the Internet, they were erased in my first session with Anne Timberlake.  I wanted to ratchet up my musicality and interpretation -which, unlike technique, is hard to do on your own.  Anne is terrific in analyzing my playing, making suggestions and setting out goals for the next lesson.  A bonus is the ability to ask her followup questions by email.  I've played recorder for years and have taken lessons occasionally: These are among the most productive and enjoyable ones I've had."

-Kathleen I., Phoenix, AZ

To find an instructor with this degree of knowledge and training dedicated specifically to an early music instrument like the recorder is rare. Anne has been dedicated to the recorder since the beginning of her musical training. Really, the only way to find a quality instructor such as her 'near you' is on line. The lessons are great, I never felt a need to have her actually sitting next to me. She can see, hear, and teach just the same over the internet. Thank goodness for technology!"

-Ed B., Miami, FL

"With a very topsy-turvy work schedule as an RN, but very much wanting to learn to play the recorder, Anne was truly a treasure! Working via Skype works well, her explanations clear and patient, and I feel like after the first lesson I was making progress at amazing rate! Would recommend taking Anne's lessons online if you want to learn to play, but thought it wasn't possible around work, school or geographics!"

-Susan D., Alexandria, VA


Anne offers workshops and presentations of varying length, level, and topic depending on the needs of your group. Recent workshop presentations have focused on ornamentation, articulation, practicing, Renaissance "pop" tunes, dance in music, and more. All sessions are interactive, entertaining, and joyful. Anne has most recently led workshop sessions in Colorado, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Arizona, California, and Florida.


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