Recorder Resource Kit 1 Teacher Guide + Digital Resource

Themes & Variations

SKU: 116P


The Recorder Resource Kit 1 is a beginning recorder method that has been used to help thousands of students learn to play the recorder. It contains everything that the teacher needs for teaching a first-year recorder program: a teacher’s guide, games, practice bugs, note name mad minutes, assessment rubrics, piano/guitar chord symbols, Orff accompaniments, composition worksheets, and quizzes, recorder care, and recorder note name flashcards. The kit also includes student pages in Standard Notation AND in KidsNote Notation for you to copy for your students. (Don't have the time to copy your own student books. We have standard notation Student Books available to purchase.)

Students will learn how to care for the recorder as they study basic music theory concepts and practice with the fingering chart included in the kit. There are 38 songs in the book, including some duets and rounds that are carefully sequenced so that students will have success from the very first lesson. Students love to play along with the accompaniment tracks that are included and practicing at home tends to have more success in their practice time. Throughout the lessons, they also learn about famous composers and get the opportunity to play themes by them.

The Recorder Resource Kit 1 includes:

  1. All Songs and Composer Biographies
  2. Mad Minutes and Answer Keys
  3. Recorder Theory Quiz
  4. All About the Recorder & How to Care for the Recorder
  5. How Notes Are Named
  6. Counting Music
  7. All Songs in Standard Notation and KidsNotes Notation
  8. Soprano Fingerings Chart
  9. Note Name Flash Cards
  10. Duet Parts for Each Song
  11. Digital Resources (PowerPoints, and Videos)

Resource Index

  •  Just A
  • Just B
  • A and B Blues
  • Just G
  • G and A Blues
  • Side Step
  • Au clair de la lune
  • Hot Cross Buns
  • Starlight
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Kagome
  • BAGE Blues
  • Little Tommy Tiddlemouse
  • Trampin’
  • Doggie, Doggie
  • Salish Hand Game
  • Skin and Bones
  • Frog in the Middle
  • Country Swing


  • Ho Ho Watanay
  • My Paddle
  • Rondo
  • “C” you in Canada
  • Hush Little Baby
  • Sanctus
  • Bouffons
  • C and D
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • Ode to Joy
  • Renaissance Round
  • Closet Key
  • From the New World
  • Morning
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Jingle Bells
  • Jolly Old St. Nicholas
  • The C Scale
  • Funga Alafia

Did you know MusicplayOnline also has recorder resources? Songs from both The Recorder Resource Kit 1 and 2 are available, along with some great additional features.

Intended Grades: Grade 4 - 5


Materials Included

Print Book + Download Edition - $40
- Printed Book
- Digital Book PDF
- Audio MP3
- PowerPoints
- Concept Videos
- Note Highlight Videos
Download Edition- $35
- Digital Book PDF
- Audio MP3
- PowerPoints
- Concept Videos
- Note Highlight Videos

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Book: The Recorder Resource Kit 1
Book: Digital Resource Content
Audio: Hot Cross Buns Performance
Audio: Hot Cross Buns Accompaniment

*The product description above may refer to a CD. We are no longer including CDs but the content is still available as a download.