24/4/19 - The Beginners' Consort -contact Susan Foulcher

You can even have a go at the other instruments you're not so familiar with, in a supportive and unthreatening environment. It isn't a teaching session, or a tutored meeting, it's a small group get-together to play recorder consort music.
Run on the Wednesday fortnight between SSRP meetings in our apartment in Waverton, there's a $5 fee which is used to buy new easy consort music. We play from 7.30 to 9pm, then break for supper. It's only about 5 minutes walk from Waverton station and there's plenty of street parking. The next rehearsal is Wednesday 27 February 2019.
If you're interested, please email Susan Foulcher on or text 0415 932 693 to let us know which instrument you play and give us your email address so we can send out the music ahead of the rehearsal. The recorder is the most social of instruments, so join the group and get the full benefit of recorder playing!

27/4/19 - Studying the works of Soren Sieg at St Scholastica's -arrive early as there is a large choral workshop that day as well

Sue Christie will take us through works of Soren Sieg. He is keen for us to try out his works. Some of his pieces have an African theme and his music is well worth exploring.
The workshops will be from 10-4pm.

8/5/19 - Mrs Carey's Other Concert

Karen Carey plays a wide range of recorders as well as the tenor viola da gamba. She is recognised nationally and internationally as an inspirational music educator. In 2007 Karen received a National Award for Excellence in Music Education, and in 2011 was the subject of the award-winning documentary Mrs Carey’s Concert. Karen believes in the intrinsic value of music education for all children and for the health and cohesion of communities.

14/6/19 - Another great weekend in Maitland -contact Susan Foulcher for an application form

This year this event will be in June on 14/15/16. Alexandra Bailliet-Joly will be the tutor and is able to cater for a variety of abilities. Last year we had a wonderful time at the Steiner School from 7pm on Friday until 1pm on Sunday. On Saturday night we have a dinner at your own expense and part of the registration fee pays for lunch on Saturday. Application forms will be sent out in the middle of March. If you are thinking of staying overnight in Maitland or Morpeth you need to book as soon as possible as hotels and motels are filling up quickly.

10/7/19 - Revisiting some of the A Due Cori works chosen by Graeme Stentiford

Robert Small will tutor two meetings at 2:00 and 7:30 where he will help us remember the works that Graeme Stentiford so cleverly chose and that we enjoyed. The meetings will be at St Sholastica's.

11/9/19 - Recorder professional Alexandra Bailliet-Joly is our tutor for September.

Alexandra Bailliet-Joly is a professional recorder player, music educator and conductor. She has a Masters of Performance-Teaching and a Bachelor of Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, where she specialised in historical performance practice with Ruth Wilkinson.
Alexandra is currently a member of Trillo, an early music ensemble made up of multi-instrumentalist musicians who play repertoire from the medieval to the classical period. She also is part of The Recorder Co-op a recorder quartet specializing in recorder music both contemporary and early. In the past she has performed with the the Organs of Ballarat Goldfields Festival (VIC), Bach Akademie Australia (SYD), Salut! Baroque (SYD), The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (SA), and the Bach Cantata program at St John’s Soutgate (VIC). Alexandra has been broadcast on ABC Classic FM and ABC Regional Radio (Ballarat).

Alexandra teaches recorder to students of all ages and is currently teaching private lessons in Sydney. Alexandra has been a tutor, conductor and performer for the Sydney Recorder Society, Canberra Recorder & Early Music Society, Victorian Recorder Guild, Recorder and Early Music Society of Western Australia and the annual Orpheus Music Recorder Courses (Armidale, NSW). She has taught at St Michael’s Grammar School and at Wesley College as part of her placement where she provided group and individual music tuition on recorder and flute for both primary and high school students.

28/9/19 - NEW DATE -A weekend in Bundanoon - brochure out in July

Our annual weekend in Bundanoon will occur on September 28/29. The tutors will be Zana Clarke, Sue Christie and Jude Huxtable. Book before the hotel and other accommodation become full. Come along and enjoy a great weekend of playing and mixing with other enthusiasts. Sorry for the change but there was a mix up with the hotel booking.

9/10/19 - Susan Sukkar makes a welcome return as our October tutor. Not to be missed!

Susan Sukkar has had a long and varied career as a music educator, working across early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. This includes an extensive association with the recorder, performing professionally with many ensembles in Australia and overseas. Susan holds Bachelor and Master of Education degrees and studied recorder at post-graduate level at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Royal Conservatorium Den Haag, Holland.
Susan has been an active supporter of school recorder programs for many years, directing ensembles from infants in schools through to guiding high school students studying recorder for the Higher School Certificate. Susan was a lecturer in Primary Music Education for several years at the University of Western Sydney and more recently at the University of Technology Sydney. She has also conducted professional learning workshops for Musica Viva. As artistic director of this Festival she is actively engaged in commissioning new repertoire for both recorders and strings from a growing number of talented Australian composers including in recent years Tracy Burjan, Brian Buggy, Alex Cronin, Adrian Mansukhani, Alex Pringle, Nicholas Tester, Andrew Robertson, Dan Walker and Stephen Chin.
In 2014 Susan was the recipient of the Alan Laughlin Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership from the Australian College of Educators. In 2018 Susan completed her AMusA on recorder, just for the fun of it!