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WELCOME to the Recorder Society
of Long Island

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We are an enthusiastic community of recorder players of all ages and levels, ranging from near beginners to advanced. Our mentor program helps less experienced players to feel more comfortable.

RSLI playing meetings are usually held on the 2nd Saturday of the month, September through May. These sessions are directed by some of the finest recorder and early music professionals in the region. We gather around 9:30am and playing begins at 10am. There’s a short stretch break around 11:15, and the session ends at 12:30pm.

Chapter activities provide regular monthly playing meetings only at this time. We expect to resume our usual full day workshop in the Fall, and weekend workshop for advanced players in the Spring as soon as health and safety concerns allow. RSLI has a large library of music, music-related books, and instruments. Members can check out items at our monthly meetings.

Our Music Director is Rachel Begley, a highly regarded recorder player and teacher. In addition to an active performing and teaching career, Rachel has served as our Music Director for more than 20 years, and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in recorder and early music from SUNY Stony Brook.


RSLI is an American Recorder Society-affiliated chapter.

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This site last updated August 23, 2022