Reply To: Advanced Recorder Ensemble
I have one for fifth graders. (We start recorders in fourth grade.) It is very well received. We meet every morning before school for 25 minutes and they make amazing progress. We do incorporate Orff instruments and singing to help extend the variety of music we perform. I do not require practice sheets, but I am very strict on behavior in that group. I make sure they understand up front that there is a high expectation of practicing outside of the ensemble required to keep up.