*Weald Music Services Tuition
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For beginner descant recorder players please only buy one of the following:
Other makes of plastic recorder are often poorly tuned and make it harder to play the full range of notes. Old wooden recorders are frequently awful!
- Yamaha YRS24B (approx £9)
- Aulos 303 (approx £9)
- Yamaha YRS-302B (approx £16)
- Aulos 205 (approx £15)
More advanced pupils wishing to upgrade will be given advice and taught how to care for a wooden recorder.
The golden rule with all instruments is to buy from a music shop and not from a toy shop or Argos. A music shop will feel obliged to provide an instrument that is in tune and works properly but a non-specialist shop will not know how to check instruments before sale. Please be very careful if buying on eBay – there are a number of established music shops which sell there at good prices but there are also many private sellers who know nothing about the instruments they are offering.
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