- About the Society
- Contacts within the Society
- Forthcoming Society events
- News and views - President's message, changed subscription arrangements, Perth Recorder Orchestra
- Concerts and other musical events in Western Australia
- Links to kindred organisations and sites of interest
- Teachers - recorder and early music
- Membership application form
Formed in 1995, the Society continues and extends the activities of the former West Australian Recorder Guild. The Society aims to:
Treasurer/Membership Secretary: Michael Brett, phone 0439 135 577
Librarian: Barrie Baker, phone 9271 5184
Our mail address: PO Box 879 CLAREMONT WA 6910
Helen Baker - Ferndale; flute; contact for the WA Flute Society (on committee); phone 9351 9479 mobile 0411 691 749
Irene Batini - Willetton; piano, recorders, theory; Member of the Institute of Music Teachers; Accredited Teaching Member of the West Australian Music Teachers Association; phone 9457 1952
Chris Da Silva - Wembley; piano; phone and fax 9381 2724
Duncan Gardiner - Gosnells; guitar, violin; phone 9398 2576
Elizabeth Kelly - East Fremantle; piano, recorder; Member of the Institute of Music Teachers (Australia-wide); Accredited Teacher of Music (Western Australian Music Teachers' Association); phone 9339 4178 or 0408 394 877
Monica McTaggart- Shenton Park; recorders, piano, brass; phone 9382 3318
Liz and Glynn Marillier have invited the Society to a soirée at Their home at 167A Bateman Road, Mt Pleasant at 7.30 pm on 10 March. Please bring your instruments, music and music stands, and supper to share.
Georg Corall and Michael Brett have invited the the Society to a soirée at their home at 6 Loft Alley, Baldivis, at 7.30 pm on June 2. Please bring your instruments, music and music stands, and supper to share.
Getting there: From the Kwinana Freeway (travelling south, about 25 mins from Perth), turn right at the Safety Bay Road exit. Then at the first roundabout turn left on to Baldivis Road; then turn 2nd right on to Clyde Avenue past the new Settlers Hills Townside housing estate. After 800 m turn 2nd left on to Colonial Boulevard. The 2nd left is Loft Alley. However, parking is available around the park further on Colonial Boulevard. Entrance to No. 6 is from the park.
From Mandurah Road or Ellis Road (travelling north), turn right at Safety Bay Road; turn right at Nairn Drive, and at the next roundabout turn left on to Clyde Ave. Then turn first right on to Colonial Boulevard, and follow the instructions above.
Google map Link: Click here (Use the zoom function to find Loft Alley)
You may or may not be aware that I am now the President of REMSWA. It was not due to any major personal ambitions but more a case of I was the only person prepared to take it on.
I have been a member of REMSWA for at least 10 years now, and it has fuelled my interest in the recorder and early music constantly. I started as a beginner on recorder at 40 years old, and I have progressed significantly. I have enjoyed everything from camps, workshops and soirées which have all contributed to my progress and enjoyment, along with practice and inspiring teachers. Therefore, I now feel it is time for me to contribute to the Society.
We have had our first committee meeting for the year and we are planning first up a workshop for strings and recorders, followed by a mid year concert and finally our annual camp. We are going to do a membership drive so if anyone has any suggestions weʼd love to hear from you. We have not had any offers for a soirée venue for February so at this stage our first soirée is March.
As a committee we would love to hear from you, as to your needs and desires (purely in a musical sense). A questionnaire is on its way, along with a suggestion/feedback box at the next soirée.
Looking forward to hearing from you or seeing you at our next soirée!
Muresk has been booked for Friday 28 September to Monday 1 October (Queen's Birthday public holiday). New Norcia is also being investigated as an alternative.
We have changed the dates of the Financial Year. Fees for the year July 2012 to June 2013 are: Family $50, Individual $40, Country $30 and Concession $20.
To join the Society or renew your membership, fill in an application form for membership and send it to the Treasurer. Two versions of the application form are available. Click on the one that you prefer:
We ask people applying for or renewing membership to provide details of the instruments they play or their voice range, and their performance standard. A self-rating guide for recorder players is shown below to assist you. Please use these guidelines to assess your own level as honestly as possible.
For string players, use the self-rating list as a guide, but rate your ability on your chosen instrument, and use the suggested AMEB grades for the levels B, I, etc. Ignore the comments about other instruments of the same family.
Beginner (B) - You are just starting out - strings, AMEB Grade 1.
Low Intermediate (LI - AMEB Grade 2) -You know most of the notes on one size of instrument and can keep up in an ensemble if:
Intermediate (I - AMEB Grade 3-4) - You are comfortable over the whole range of an instrument and can:
High Intermediate (HI - AMEB 6+) - You are fairly fluent on one instrument and competent on another of the same family. You can:
Advanced (A) - You are fluent on all instruments in the family. You can:
If you are not sure of how to rate yourself, seek the advice of a teacher or fellow player.
The Perth Recorder Orchestra has resumed rehearsals recently. The orchestra is directed by Georg Corall, with assistance from Michael Brett. Members of our Society who are recorder players and who can come along regularly to the meetings are invited to join the orchestra. The orchestra meets in the music room of the Mt Lawley Primary School, Third Avenue, Mt Lawley, at 7.30 pm each Wednesday. Currently there are about 12 members, and Georg is keen to increase this number. A wide range of music is studied, from early renaissance to modern compositions. In 2010 the orchestra performed at a Kalamunda Music Society's concert at St Brigid's in Kalamunda and in 2011 recorded for the ABC's Recorder Romp competition, which it won.
Your interests may widen, or you may wish to play or hear early music when you travel to other States!