FREE VENUE     If anyone would like to start an afterhours class for players of any standard then you may be interested in using McDonalds Restaurants meeting rooms in your area as a free venue. Please see "Groups"  in the menu

 University of the Third Age (U3A)

There are excellent no-pressure classes available for beginners, intermediate or more advanced players at the University of the Third Age in the City, Logan and other locations. 

The cost is an annual fee of around $40 (@ 2019) and then possibly a small lesson fee. The only issue is that you have to be of a certain age and be able to attend in the daytime. Please contact U3A for more information.

Private Teachers

This option is strongly encouraged.

Most qualified woodwind/music teachers will be able to give adult tuition on the Recorder. It may appear daunting but the benefits are enormous. Please keep in mind that they are fellow music lovers who want to help you enjoy your playing and get better at it.   See teachers listed below or contact the Qld Music Teachers Association

Expect to pay around $35 per half hour. This option is highly recommended for those people who can play a tune but have no idea what they are doing in terms of articulation, breathing, posture, the music etc. You will gain a clearer direction, make faster progress and obtain significant insights that you won't achieve on your own. It is worth it.


Tamborine  Mountain

Joanne Arnott 
M.Mus (perf.), B.Mus (hons), L.Mus.A., A.Mus.A. 
Ph: 0413 592904
Individual lessons on recorder or clarinet, with a professional player with over 20 years’ teaching experience. More...


Barbara Levien  B. Mus (Hons) (Recorder)  
Barbara has taught recorder for many years to AMUS standard. Former member of  Diapason. 
Mob 0412462987

On-line Tuition

There are many sites that will give you instructions and finger charts,alternative fingerings, trill charts etc. The better ones may require payment, but most don't or are usually not excessive. Please also try to give a donation if indicated, as they generally involve a great deal of generosity of spirit and effort.  A quick search will bring up terrific sites like :




Sarah Jeffrey's channel is great value

 I am unaware of any other options in Brisbane. Please contact me if you are able to provide recorder lessons at