Private Lessons

Recorder lessons of 30, 45, and 60 minutes are offered in all the categories listed under faculty. Prospective students must contact Aldo Abreu, Director of Baroque Ensembles, at aldo.abreu@necmusic.edu.  For more information on the benefits of taking private lessons here at NEC, please see our private instruction page

For information on teacher placement interviews and scheduling, click here. For assistance, please contact Ana Lorenzo, Department Coordinator at (617) 585-1131 or by e-mail at ana.lorenzo@necmusic.edu.

Baroque Classes

Aldo Abreu, instructor

Recorder for Beginners

In this class students start learning soprano recorder.  Along with the technical development, students also learn to play by ear and to read at the same time. 

Recorder for Woodwind Players

This class is for students who already play another woodwind or brass instrument and would like to learn recorder.  Since students already have some wind and finger control, they can learn the basics quickly and also do some recorder ensemble music.  The class will cover soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorders.

Renaissance & Baroque Improvisation and Ornamentation

This class is for students to learn principles of ornamentation and improvisation between 1500 and 1750.  It is open to all instruments.  Students must have a certain command of the instrument.  There will be an audition for admission to the class.

Baroque Ensembles

Aldo Abreu, conductor

May auditions for the Baroque Ensembles have passed. If you are interested in auditioning for the Baroque Ensembles and have missed the auditions, please contact the conductor, Aldo Abreu at aldo.abreu@necmusic.edu.

Baroque Chamber Orchestra (BCO)

Open by audition to upper intermediate players. Students placed in the 8 O’Clock BCO generally play with good intonation, a variety of bow strokes and dynamics, and are comfortable playing complete concertos from the baroque and classical periods. While orchestral assignments are made by level, not age, most members of the 8 O’Clock BCO are in grades 7-12.

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Rehearsals – Saturday, 8:00 - 10:00 AM

Recorder and String Orchestra (RSO)

Open by audition to intermediate players. Students placed in RSO are generally comfortable shifting and playing fast passagework. While orchestral assignments are made by level, not age, most members of RSO are in grades 3 - 11.

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Rehearsals – Saturday, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Preparatory Baroque Ensemble (PBE)

Open by audition to beginning players. Students placed in PBE have mastered basic technical aspects of playing the instrument and read music. While orchestral assignments are made by level, not age, most members of PBE are in grades 3 - 9.

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Rehearsals – Saturday, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Friday Baroque Ensemble (FBE)

Open by audition to intermediate players. Students placed in FBE are generally comfortable shifting and playing fast passagework. While orchestral assignments are made by level, not age, most members of FBE are in grades 3 - 11.

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Rehearsals – Friday, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

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