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Central Coast Con launches new Adult Recorder Ensemble

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Do you play the recorder? Central Coast Conservatorium is pleased to be launching a new adult Recorder Ensemble run by one of Australia’s leading recorder players Joanne Arnott.

Early music specialist and Central Coast Con teacher Joanne Arnott will be taking the fortnightly Recorder Ensemble on alternate Tuesday evenings, 5.30pm-6.30pm in Robert Knox Hall.

“I’m very excited to get this started. We will be playing mostly period music from the medieval, renaissance and baroque periods with some technical work and improvisation also,” said Joanne.

The group is open to anyone aged 16 and over with at least a year’s recorder playing experience (descant, treble, tenor or bass). Participants must have their own recorder. 

The Ensemble costs $140 per term, but no annual enrolment fee is required.

About Joanne Arnott

With a Masters degree from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and over 20 years’ teaching and performing experience,  professional recorder player Jo has performed with groups such as Bel A Capella, Innominata, Consort 8, and Thoroughbass, and has tutored at early music, recorder, band and orchestral workshops throughout Australia.

A founding member of The Australian Recorder Project, Joanne has taught recorder, clarinet and flute for 20 years and saxophone for eight. With a love of medieval and baroque music, Jo also tutors at early music workshops and has performed extensively with early music ensembles as a recorder player.

“I love medieval and baroque music, as I find it mesmerising and calming both to listen to and to play. The florid ornamentation of the late baroque period is particularly stunning and rewarding to play.”

An enthusiastic music teacher, Joanne said she is passionate about creating a rewarding learning environment and instilling confidence in her students.

“I love to inspire students to learn and feel excited and passionate about music, and to help create a community in which music is an integral part of everyday life.”

To enrol visit or phone 4324 7477.