This section is for players who would like to start a group, or find a group in which to play.  It is not really for beginners or those who can't read music and sight-read fairly well. If you are not sure, I would encourage you to contact the following groups directly and discuss. We are all trying to help people to engage with the recorder. 

If you are a beginner and looking for instruction, then look at the "Classes" options on the menu. 

Please let me know on  to amend or add to any of the following information.

What would you like to do ?

1.Start a Group ?

Free or Low-cost Venues

Church Halls     These halls are the under-appreciated foundation of so many musical performances in Brisbane - and are normally very reasonably priced. Performing for several church services/events per year would go a long way towards many people embracing recorder music.  There are hundreds of years of beautiful church music written for the recorder.

McDonalds Restaurants  Don't dismiss this option lightly.  Their "party"  rooms are now called meeting rooms and are available for free. Most have adult tables and chairs and work surprisingly well.  You also have coffee, parking and a ready-made audience who are often very appreciative and impressed even when practicing. Children are particularly attracted to it. Contact each restaurant to book. 

Brisbane City Council Libraries  - normally very heavily booked by other community groups

Brisbane City Hall  50's Plus Club - In the basement of City Hall. Great facilities and is the venue for the Brisbane City Players Recorder group - see contact details to the right.

Communify site has many affordable venues listed  including Woolloongabba Sub Station- Great smaller-sized venue for performances or groups in gentrified Woolloongabba fiveways.    



2. Find a Group

Please let me know if you would like to include your group here 

The Early Music Society of Qld    

The website has all the information to join as members for an annual fee and participate in their activities. 

U3A    Their website has details of beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level groups

Brisbane City Players

Come along to this fun workshop at the 50's Plus Centre at Brisbane City Hall.  This group is for confident players who have F and C instruments and are keen to work towards performing. Tuesdays 12:30-3pm. Contact Sandra Drake on  H: 07 32101483 or E: 

Southside Players   - Resumed - Please contact Organiser

Meet at McDonalds Restaurant, 240 McCullough St, Sunnybank, Mondays 10-12. Bookings are required.  Must be an intermediate/advanced player, have email access and be able to sight-read well.  All Enquiries to Joanne McDiarmid  m: 0457895035 

 Sunshine Coast Players - Bli Bli 

This group welcomes new players. Please contact Joyce Newell  at

Gold Coast : Would anyone who knows of a group in this area please contact me