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Nine-Note Recorder Music Books
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Welcome to the Nine-Note Recorder Method website.

Recorder is a perfect choice for a first instrument--
affordable and easy to learn.

The Nine-Note Method is designed especially for beginners.
Supplemental music books keep the fun coming.

recorder: affordable 1st instrument

“This is certainly the most student-friendly recorder tutor I have come across... An excellent resource for classroom teachers... Definitely recommended.” --Geoffrey Allen,  American Recorder Society Magazine review.

“The most outstanding feature... is the repertoire ...full of a variety of engaging tunes that children will enjoy ...provides ensemble playing, frequently lacking in other methods.”
--Dr. Susan Bruenger, University of Texas

Penny Gardner author of Nine-Note Recorder Books

Penny Gardner, author of the Nine-Note Recorder Series, is an elementary teacher with a double major in music education.

teacher-written elementary music curriculum