Classes

  • Live Fall 2022 Early Music Classes through the Community Music Center. The 10 week term starts Monday October 3rd and will meet in the auditorium at the Community Music Center in Portland at 7:00pm [the class ends at 8:30pm.] Instructors: Gayle and Phil Neuman. Intermediate and Advanced Ensembles will meet together and the music will be a choice selection of Renaissance, Baroque, and more for recorders and strings, and some pieces will be suitable for early reeds and brass.  The repertoire will be different from that of the online Consort Classes.  To register, call the Community Music Center at (503) 823-3177.   Contact pneumantartold@gmail.com for details about the class and music.
  • Advanced Consort Class Fall 2022 term (for advanced and upper intermediate players): The new 10 week term begins Wednesday October 5th at 7:00pm PT and Saturday October 8th at 10:00am PT on Zoom.  Cost: $100*.  The 90 minute sessions include playing a melange of renaissance, baroque, medieval and modern music with the ORB Trio in real time with performance advice, historical information and lively banter.  Come join the fun!  To register, go to http://www.emgo.org to the Join and Donate page and make a $100 donation, and write to us at pneumantartold@gmail.com and let us know you’d like to take the Advanced class.  See Consort Class Online at http://www.emgo.org for details.
  • Intermediate Consort Class Fall 2022 term: The 10 week term begins Tuesday October 4th at 7:00pm PT and Saturday October 8th at 1:00pm PT on Zoom.  Cost: $100*.  The 90 minute sessions include playing a melange of intermediate level renaissance, baroque, medieval and modern music with the ORB Trio in real time with performance advice, historical information and lively banter.  Technique and interpretation advice and finger exercises will be geared towards players of intermediate ability, with a bit more repetition and somewhat fewer pieces than the advanced consort class. Come join the fun!  To register, go to http://www.emgo.org to the Join and Donate page and make a $100 donation, and write to us at pneumantartold@gmail.com and let us know you’d like to take the Intermediate class.  See Consort Class Online at http://www.emgo.org for details.
    * If you take both Advanced and Intermediate classes you get a $20 discount on the second class (the total would be $180 for both.)

Below is a description of the classes we normally teach at the Community Music Center – due to the coronavirus, the schedule is changed to Mondays – see above for the live Fall Class through the CMC.

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

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

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

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

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        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 7:30pm tba
          Recorder Level 1
          Learn recorder correctly from the beginning for SATB 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 pneumantartold@gmail.com 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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