Gayle Neuman, Phil Neuman, and Cindy Markham (members of the Oregon Renaissance Band) teach a number of early music performance classes at the Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis St. in Portland, Oregon.


Gayle leading the Recorder 3 Class at the Community Music Center. Photo by Full Duck.


The winter session classes will begin on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019.

During the fall, winter, and spring terms the schedule is:

    • Wednesdays at 6:30pm
      Advanced Recorder
      Challenging music from several periods for highly experienced players


      Phil leading the Advanced Ensemble at the Community Music Center. Photo by Full Duck.

      Renaissance Song
      A small choir of experienced sight-readers sing renaissance chansons, motets, balletts, and other early vocal forms

    • Wednesdays at 7:30pm
      Recorder Level 3
      Ensemble playing for experienced players who read both C and F fingerings and sight-read well
    • Renaissance Winds
      Music for cornamusen, krummhorns, racketts, sordunes, and recorders for advanced players who also like to sing
    • Wednesdays at 8:30pm
      Collegium Musicum
      Music for a combination of voices, strings, recorders and other wind instruments for experienced players
    • Loud Band
    • Renaissance music for cornetto, sackbutts, shawms, bagpipes, and other double reeds for advanced players.  We also play a modern recorder piece for fun.

    • Wednesdays at 8:00pm
      Recorder Level 1
      Learn recorder correctly from the beginning for SATB recorders
  • Wednesdays at 7:00pm
    Recorder Level 2
    Ensemble playing for intermediate players of S,A,T, or B recorders

To see the CMC catalog and cost/registration information, Click here for Community Music Center Classes – scroll to current catalog and look for our classes.

In addition, monthly classes are held for Early Strings in Oregon City.  Private lessons are available for voice and many wind and string instruments.  E-mail the Neumans at for more information.

2 thoughts on “Classes”

  1. Glenda Chaite said:

    I have been playing alto recorder for 8 months with my teacher Esther but have no experience with ensemble groups. Is there a beginning class that I could take? Don’t know if I am ready for an intermediate class.

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