The Recorder Home Page The most comprehensive recorder resource on the net.

Dolmetsch Online A large number of recorder and early music resources, music theory, recorder lessons and downloadable free sheet music.

Music for Canberra Music education including group and individual recorder tuition and ensemble groups.

U3A Recorder Orchestra run by Margaret Wright, a founding member of CREMS

Judith Clingan Co-founder of CREMS and still going strong in the Canberra music scene

Australian Societies

SSRP Sydney Society of Recorder Players

Illawarra Recorder Association

REMSW Recorder and Early Music Society of Western Australia Inc.

VRG Victorian Recorder Guild

The Hobart Society of Recorder Players Inc.

NQRS North Queensland Recorder Society

Society of Recorder Players (SA) Inc.

EMA The Early Music Association of NSW

EMSV Early Music Society of Victoria

New Zealand Societies

SRPNZ Society of Recorder Players NZ Inc

REMU Recorder and Early Music Union

International Societies

SRP Society of Recorder Players UK

ARS American Recorder Society


Salut Baroque Four concerts each year in Canberra

The Sydney Consort 3 or 4 concerts per year in Canberra


Orpheus Music Recorder courses, instruments and sheet music and publisher of original music. Orpheus Music stocks a large range of recorders including, sopranino, descant, treble, tenor and bass, from a range of makers including Kung, Mollenhauer, Aulos, Kunath, Zenon, Dolmetsch and Paetzold.

Saraband Music Early music repertoire and strings.

Lazar's Early Music The place to get a plastic bent neck tenor

Carey Beebe Harpsichords

Recorder Repairs

Owen Watkins, Sax and Woodwind, Sydney Owen studied clarinet and bassoon at the Sydney Conservatorium and played with the Brandenburg Orchestra for 20 years. His interest in early music led him to further his studies in Holland and the USA where he learned instrument making. He worked at the Von Huene workshop in Boston, and later at the Morgan workshop in Victoria making recorders and baroque oboes. Currently he is building a boutique workshop to continue manufacturing early instruments.

Joanne Saunders, Recorder maker, repairs and re-voicing services, Melbourne After completing Oboe studies at the Victorian College of the Arts, Joanne, became the only apprentice to renowned Australian recorder maker, Fred Morgan. Joanne set up her own workshop in Daylesford, then worked in Europe and is now in Melbourne at the Abbotsford Convent. Joanne specialises in making Baroque recorders after J Steenbergen Amsterdam (18 th C) and a Ganassi model after the Morgan design. Joanne sees many different types and makes of wooden recorders over their playing life as part of her repair and re-voicing services, and she is happy to discuss individual problems and requirements with recorder players. For email click on the link above or phone 03 94157516

Peter Biffin, Instrument maker, Orpheus Music, Armidale Peter Biffin is one of Australia’s leading instrument makers and together with Zana Clarke runs Orpheus Music in Armidale, which is a specialist recorder hub catering for all the needs of the recorder-playing community since 1994. Peter also offers specialist recorder repairs and advice.

Social Media

Recorders Down Under This Facebook group is for the promotion and discussion of recorder playing in Australasia. We welcome posts on any aspect of recorder playing, videos, notices of events, workshops, recordings and competitions. Recorder societies are especially welcome. While primarily for recorders we will also publicise other early music events in Australia and NZ. You can also advertise your relevant items for sale using the sell feature. (Relevant means used musical instruments of all kinds, sheet music, and accessories.)

Friends of Orpheus Recorder Boutique This Facebook group is for past, present and potential participants of the Orpheus Recorder Boutiques and workshops who would like to discuss anything related to the course; form performance groups or just hang out. Tutors are welcome to join in!

Recorder Players n Enthusiasts Facebook group

Jazz Recorder Appreciation Group Facebook group

Yahoo Recorder Group Discussion group for serious discussion of recorder playing

Internet Radio

Recorder Radio 24 hour streaming of recorder music. In German but easy to navigate

Early Music Net Radio Features music written before 1800, performed on period instruments

Public Domain Sheet Music

IMSLP Scores featuring the recorder

SRQ: Recorder music arranged by the Sekishi Recorder Quartet


Recorder Fingerings Interactive fingering charts for all sizes, styles and makers of recorders.

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