Recorder Rascals

Program Outline

Recorder Rascals: Learn Recorder!

Learn to play recorder in this fun and exciting class for kids!  Recorder Rascals teaches students the basics of how to play the recorder and how to read music.  Ensemble playing is introduced featuring easy, familiar songs with a strong focus on rhythm.  When students are ready, they have the option to progress to the fife.  Recorder and fife are excellent beginner wind instruments, which easily transition into other wind instruments such as the flute, clarinet, and saxophone.

Recorder Rascals: Children’s Consort

For students who have taken “Learn Recorder!” or have a basic knowledge of recorder or fife, this chamber music class explores more advanced repertoire and emphasizes the development of proper finger, breathing and blowing techniques.  Learn to follow a conductor and expand your instrumental skills in a fun, group setting.

Judith Pazder

Program Details

Offered at Westhills location only

Session 1: Sept 21 - Oct 26
Session 2: Nov 2 - Dec 7
Session 3: Jan 18 - Mar 8
Session 4: Apr 5 - May 24

Learn Recorder
Wed • 3:30 - 4:15pm • Westhills
Session 1 & 2: $114.50 (includes fife or recorder and music)
Session 3 & 4: $146 (includes fife or recorder and music)

Children’s Consort
Wed • 4:15 - 5:00pm • Westhills
Session 1 & 2: $94
Session 3 & 4: $126



Judith Pazder

Judith Pazder

Judith Pazder graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance. She has taught in Windsor, Halifax and Vancouver, where she founded the Millennium Flute Ensemble. Judith is on faculty at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and has been the director of the Academy Flute Choir for the past 10 years. In 2014 she started organizing Flute Boot camps and the program has now been expanded to include trumpet and saxophone. Judith is also involved in recorder teaching, study and performance.