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Formed in 1995, the Society continues and extends the activities of the former West Australian Recorder Guild. The Society aims to:

Society activities

You may like to join us! -- 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:
  1. A web page to print out, fill in and post to the Treasurer with your cheque or money order.
  2. An rft (rich text format) file to open, type in your details and send off. Most word processing programs can open rft files.

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Contacts for further information

Treasurer/Membership Secretary:  Michael Brett, phone 0439 135 577

Librarian: Barrie Baker, phone 9271 5184

Our mail address: PO Box 879 CLAREMONT WA  6910


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Teachers -- recorder and early music

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


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Forthcoming Society Events

Soirées

Soirée Saturday April 21 - Mt Pleasant

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.

 

 

Soirée Saturday June 2 - Baldivis

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)

 


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Early music events in WA

Early Music Concerts

Early Music from the Music School of UWA


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News and Views

President's Message

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!

Committee News - Residential Workshop

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.

Annual subscriptions

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:

  1. A web page to print out, fill in and post to the Treasurer with your cheque or money order.
  2. An rft (rich text format) file to open, type in your details and send off. Most word processing programs can open rft files.

Self-rating guide - see the membership form

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.

Perth Recorder Orchestra

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.



Links to kindred organisations and other sites of possible interest

Your interests may widen, or you may wish to play or hear early music when you travel to other States!


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