Learning to play the recorder is a time-honored tradition for lower grade students. The recorder is an excellent beginning instrument that can help children to learn to exercise breath control as well as the finger control that is important in learning a number of other instruments. The children also learn to match notes on the staff with finger positions, another skill that is very valuable when learning more complex instruments. Finally, it is simply fun for most children to make music on an instrument.
The following audio files provide an opportunity for the teacher or student to hear the melodies in the 62 Sequential Songs & 2 Assessments document above.