Welcome! The Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Recorder Society is the perfect place for recorder players at any level in the western Pennsylvania region.
We meet for coached group play the third Sunday of each month from September to May from 2pm to 5pm. Occasionally we change dates, so check here. For those that can’t make the Sunday meeting, there is a third Saturday meeting at the house of a member from 10am to noon. Please email for directions.
You’ll need at least one recorder. More makes for more options of different musical lines to play. If you need to purchase recorders, we recommend Yamaha’s better grade brown or wood grain recorders, that can be purchased singly or as a set.
We thank the First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh for opening their parlour for our meetings. It’s located at the corner of Centre and South Aiken Avenues.
The Pittsburgh Chapter offers beginning lessons and technique sessions starting at 2pm on recorder society Sundays.
Beginners meet from 2pm to 3pm; more advanced players from 3pm-5pm. A social gathering begins at 2.30pm.
While we focus on recorders, we welcome all with an interest in early instruments. We explore music from medieval to modern with our music director, Fred Moyes.
Our annual dues are $30; $20 for full-time students with a school ID card. Checks are payable to Pittsburgh Chapter ARS.
If you’re new to Pittsburgh, or just visiting—drop in!