How to Use and FAQ
How to use Recorder Time with Mr. Jerry!
Each "Lecture" is a new session. There are 18 in total.
Choose to go through one a week with your kids or spend even longer on it if needed.
As you work on the course, it automatically keeps track of where you are. When finished with a lesson, click "Complete and Continue" to move on. You can always come back to past lessons, though.
The lessons include PDF worksheets, printables, and sheet music. You might find it easier to print out the entire set that you find included in the next "lecture."
Alternately, you may look at all sheet music simply on the device you are using to play the video lesson and not print out anything.
Finally, since every family is different in what you deem appropriate for your kids to watch or read, you may want to preview all videos and websites mentioned in this course ahead of time. I did feel these were appropriate for my elementary-aged children.
Why Learn to play the recorder?
Here are a number of benefits:
- Builds hand-eye coordination and strengthens the use of left hand/right hand (much like piano lessons)
- Develops listening skills
- Helps students learn to read rhythm
- Helps students learn to read pitches (notes on the musical staff)
- Gives students an instrument to play for life
- It's portable, durable, cleanable, and inexpensive.
- Helps develop ensemble feeling/listening and helps them learn to hear harmonies
- Teaches students to play with an accompaniment
- Learning the recorder can be a jump start for playing other woodwinds (clarinet, oboe, flute, sax, etc)
- Develops good breathing and breath support
- Builds discipline & self-confidence
- It's a beautiful instrument when played correctly! Much more than a toy whistle sold at the dollar store.
What do I do if a link is broken or video is no longer available?
Simply leave a comment right there at the lesson or email Gena at [email protected], and I'll get it fixed ASAP! Thank you for your help and for taking the extra time to let me know about them.
What to do if you are seeing inappropriate ads with the YouTube videos:
We are thankful for the "free" resource of YouTube, but we do occasionally have to let their ads run. If you are noticing that you are seeing some inappropriate ads, see this link which will give you ways to block advertisers. You might also need to clear your cookies/history. And be sure YouTube is set to restricted mode.
What is the Copyright information?
All rights reserved. No portion of this course may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted outside the immediate household in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, scanning, or other—except for brief quotations in critical reviews or articles, without the prior written permission of the publisher.
How many copies can I make?
Photocopies of lessons and notebooking pages may be made for only one household or classroom of children.
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Can I use the course to teach at a school or co-op?
Purchase of the course is only for one classroom at a school or one family in a household. To obtain a license to use in multiple classes at school or a homeschool co-op, contact Gena Mayo at [email protected]
Refer a Friend Program:
I'm excited to share that Music in Our Homeschool now has a referral program! If you successfully refer a friend to make a purchase at Music in Our Homeschool, both you and your friend will earn a 10% discount on your next purchase! See a separate section labeled "Refer a Friend Program" below for all the details and your unique link to share.
How to contact me:
I welcome any comments or suggestions you may have to improve this course or ideas for future courses. Just "comment" on any lesson and I'll get it. Please take a moment to leave a comment any time you find a broken link. I would like to fix those immediately!
Thank you and enjoy your Recorder Time with Mr. Jerry!
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