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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.

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

recorder method curriculum for children

Newest Recorder and General Music Items:
Good Old Songs for Recorder Consort Sing-Along
Rounds for the Classroom (with xylophone accompaniments)
Nine-Note Recorder Method for Bass
Easy Duets and Trios for Tenor and Bass Recorders
Christmas Carols: Consort Music for Performing and Sing Along
Revised: Lesson Plans for Nine-Note Recorder Method (36 lessons)
Lesson Plans for Quick Nine-Note Recorder Method (34 lessons)

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

Penny Gardner author of Nine-Note Recorder Books
teacher-written elementary music curriculum