Laura Townsend is offering a variety of weekly ensembles in her home studio with some Covid-era innovations in place: hybrid ensemble meetings with an online option always available and in-person playing for folks who are fully vaccinated/boosted, feeling well and testing negative on a same-day rapid test. You are welcome to join any appropriate-level ensemble at any point. The fee for individual sessions will be $20. In-person spaces are limited, and additional sections can be added if needed to any ensemble. Online participants are always welcome!

Contact Laura at beginbaroque@gmail.com to sign up or for more information.

Intermediate Foundations Ensemble

Wednesdays 3:00-4:30pm
Focus will be on intermediate techniques including breath and tone, ensemble skills such as tuning and counting, bringing out the musical qualities of accessible 2- and 3-part ensemble music and enjoying the immense variety of music available to recorder players. This is a great group for players comfortable with basic fingerings and rhythms who want to focus on expanding their ensemble skills. SATB

Intermediate Synthesis Ensemble

Thursdays 10:30am-12:00pm
Focus will be on bringing more complex music in a range of styles to life using all the expressive tools at our disposal as recorder players. We will solidify and combine intermediate skills while exploring more advanced techniques like alternate fingerings, varied articulations, breath control, and ornamentation. SATBgB

Beautiful Basses Ensemble

Saturdays, twice a month, 10:00-11:30am
Bring out the basses and start your weekend off listening to the rich and wonderful sounds of a low ensemble! Bass players lower intermediate and above are welcome to come explore arrangements of music from across the ages for basses only. BgB