American Recorder Society
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Miami Chapter


Chapter Notes:


Amherst internet classes during COVID-19 stay-at-home period: Amherst Early Music offers weekend group classes with great teachers by internet:

Among the Miami Chapter visiting teachers, Anne Timberlake offers on-line lessons
Workshops 2019-2020 The fall and spring workshops for 2019-2020 will be lead by Pat Petersen on December 7, 2019 (see below). The March 7 spring workshop was cancelled

Free recorder lessons
We are offering FREE monthly recorder lessons, at the time and location of our monthly meetings. Recorders are available to be played during the lessons. This instruction for BEGINNING RECORDER PLAYERS is HELD AT THE SAME TIME AS OUR REGULAR MEETING. We have some new altos and tenors to loan. This instruction initiative is possible due to the generosity of long time, across-the-seas member, Laurie Alberts. For further information, e-mail or call MiamiARS (, Ned (, 305-666-3276), Phyllis (, 305-385-5386), or Gisela (, 305-962-0691).

Monthly Playing Meetings and Workshops
All our regular meetings are called on the 3rd Saturday of the month, September to May.
Meetings are 1:30 to 3:30 PM, at the Friends Meeting House, 1185 Sunset Drive
(SW 72nd Street) across the street from Sunset Elementary School (for directions, see below). 

Bring your favorite music to play, or just bring yourself, your instruments, music stand, and 
BRING MUSIC LOVING FRIENDS with you who would like to take the free GROUP RECORDER LESSONS announced above. 
Summer meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of the month  June, July, and August, at members' homes.

Fall and spring full day workshops will be offered.
For a general workshop schedule check here.

For more information please email MiamiARS (,  Ned (, 305-666-3276), 
 Phyllis (, 305-385-5386), or Gisela (, 305-962-0691)

Recent and Upcoming Meetings and Events:

Regular meetings (1:30-3:30pm) and workshops, at Friends Meeting House:

Sep. 21, 2019 Monthly Meeting
Oct. 19, 2019 Monthly Meeting
Nov. 16, 219 Monthly Meeting

       Dec. 7, 2019, FULL DAY WORKSHOP with Pat Petersen.  

      At Friends Meeting House, see general workshop schedule.

Dec. 21, 2019, Monthly Meeting Jan. 18, 2020, Monthly Meeting Feb. 15, 2020, Monthly Meeting CANCELLED!!!! CANCELLED!!!! SPRING WORKSHOP :        Mar. 7, 2020 FULL DAY WORKSHOP with Valerie Horst.

      At Friends Meeting House, see From the Ridiculous to the Serious and Back Again workshop description and schedule.

March 21, 2020, Monthly Meeting April 18, 2020, Monthly Meeting May 16, 2020, Monthly Meeting


Recorder Links

American Recorder Society (ARS)
NY Recorder Guild
Early Music America
Palm Beach Recorder and Early Music Society



Lessons with Valerie Horst (  and Pat Petersen (  can be arranged during their Miami workshop visits.


Directions to the Friends Meeting House

The Friends Meeting House is located at 1185 Sunset Drive (SW 72nd Street).

If you are coming by car, take South Dixie Highway (U.S. 1), turn south on Red Road (SW 57th Avenue), turn east (left) on Sunset Drive (SW 72nd Street). The Meeting House is on the northeast corner at the second traffic light. The cross street is Trionfo or 52nd Avenue. The meeting house is across the street from Sunset Elementary School.

If you are using public transportation, take Metrorail to the South Miami Station which is just north of Sunset Drive. The Route 37 Metro Bus leaves the South Miami station and travels east on Sunset Drive (after a short trip through South Miami). It is about a 7 minute bus ride to the door. It is about 1 km (0.6 miles). If you choose to walk east on Sunset, cross U.S. 1 at the intersection just south of the Metrorail station.

Contact Us!


Chapter President:

Ned Mast (, 305-666-3276)

Chapter Treasurer:

Phyllis Hoar (, 305-385-5386)

Chapter Secretary:

Gisela Haynes (, 305-962-0691)

Web contact: 

Zulema Garraffo (