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Enroll: Online Series Classes
Hands-on skills for your offscreen time! These classes are offered on a sliding-scale model. They meet on Zoom and last 50-60 minutes unless otherwise specified. Register in advance at the bottom of the page, and pay by one of the options shown below the form. Space is limited to ten (or sometimes fewer) participants in each class, so enrolling early is recommended.
Our programs are designed to let young people enjoy each other's company and connect socially around shared interests. For more information about SHAK's whole roster of learning and performing programs, both in-person and online, visit our Enroll page and join our mailing list.
Play the Recorder—for Real!
Enrollment deadline: Sept 25
Six Tuesdays, Oct 4 through Nov 15; no class Oct 25
9am US Pacific/12pm Eastern
This class is for: Newcomers to the recorder, age 8-11. (Age 6-7 may be able to participate with the active assistance of a parent; please contact us before registering.) Per-class maximum of 7 students.
One of our best-loved online classes is back! The recorder was a popular instrument in the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras, enjoyed as a social activity by everyone from royalty to common folk. Join other curious young people in this interactive class (cameras on!) to learn the basics of playing soprano recorder from SHAK's beloved online teacher, Miyo Aoki. You'll learn real music from history—tunes that are centuries old but still captivating today! The recorder is a satisfying instrument with a sweet tone and a lifetime of repertoire to discover, yet it's still accessible enough to learn good technique effectively online.
Tuition includes some basic supplies that everyone will receive by mail.
You will also need a plastic soprano recorder that uses Baroque fingering. You may purchase the Yamaha YRS 302B from us with your registration or from any other dealer. (If you happen to own one of the following recorders already, these are also fine: Yamaha YRS 312B, YRS 314B, YRS 402B, YRS 24B, YRS 20B series, or Peripole Baroque Soprano Halo. If you do not already own one of these specific named recorders, please purchase the Yamaha YRS 302B.)
Tuition is by free-will suggested fee as follows:
Above median income/assets in your region: We suggest $125-145. This fee covers about 75-90% of the actual cost of the program. To order your recorder from the instructor, please add $20.
Near median income/assets in your region: We suggest $85-115. This fee covers about 50% of the actual cost of the program. To order your recorder from the instructor, please add $20.
Significantly below median income/assets in your region: Pay what you can, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Registration for series classes
NOTE: If you've taken a SHAK class within the last 2 years and your contact info hasn't changed, you are welcome to skip the form and proceed straight to payment below; your tuition fee will enroll you in the class.
Before using the payment link below, be sure to click the "SUBMIT" button above to send us your registration. Reload this page to scroll down to the credit card payment button below, or pay by check: Seattle Historical Arts for Kids, PO Box 27472, Seattle WA 98165.