American Recorder Society
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Miami Chapter


Chapter Notes:

Workshops 2016-2017 
The fall and spring workshops for 2016-2017 will be lead by Pat Peterson in December 2016, and by Valerie Horst in May 2017 (see dates below)

Traveling Teacher Program 
Anne Timberlake will conduct sessions, and will offer individual and group lessons to interested players (see dates below). The monthly sessions conducted by Anne Timberlake will be free; the lessons will cost $50 per hour (individual or group sessions). Please contact Joyce Perlove to secure your participation. We will be asking to commit ahead of time for workshops and lessons. Visit Anne Timberlake's web page

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. E-mail Phyllis at for further information.

Monthly Playing Meetings and Workshops
Our regular meetings are generally held the 3rd Saturday of the month September through 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 (, Ruth ( , 
or Phyllis (  (305-385-5386).

Recent and Upcoming Meetings and Events:

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

Sep. 17, 2016 Monthly Meeting
Oct. 15, 2016 Monthly Meeting
Nov. 19, 2016 Monthly Meeting

       Dec.3, 2016,  FULL DAY WORKSHOP with Pat Petersen:Hey, what about me??? Music of Josquin's generation.  

      See workshop program. Jan. 14, 2017, Monthly Meeting & weekend lessons with Anne Timberlake Feb. 25, 2017, Monthly Meeting & weekend lessons with Anne Timberlake March 18, 2017, Monthly Meeting & weekend lessons with Anne Timberlake April 15, 2017, Monthly Meeting SPRING WORKSHOP:        May 6, FULL DAY WORKSHOP with Valerie Horst.

      See general workshop schedule.

May 20, 2017, Monthly Meeting


Recorder Links

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



In addition to lessons with Anne Timberlake, 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:

Ruth Trencher (

Chapter Treasurer:

Phyllis Hoar (

Chapter Secretary:

Joyce Perlove (

Web contact: 

Zulema Garraffo (