Meet the Board
|Diana has been part of the Long Island recorder scene for nearly 30 years, and has enjoyed every minute! She took up the Viola da Gamba about 15 yrs. ago and plays both that and recorder on a regular basis with a number of groups.|
|Rachel Begley has been playing the recorder since the age of six, when she was given a blue recorder (which was sat upon shortly thereafter). When she is not playing or teaching, she enjoys time in the outdoors with her growing family. PS. Her recorders are no longer blue.|
|The day after I graduated
from college I got on a Greyhound bus and traveled for four
days and three nights to Mexico to work in a social service
project. This led to projects in Greece, Tunisia and Paris.
After about two and a half years I began to think I should
get a "regular" job and returned to the U. S. where I began
teaching music, which had been my major area of study.
My recorder history begins when I needed to play soprano in my first full time teaching job. During a year in Germany I picked up alto and tenor and finally bass for playing in local ensembles. Later I was "instrumental" in introducing the use of recorders to help students give sound to abstract concepts in Rudiments and music education classes at Queens College.
When I retired I began playing in RONY which I enjoy for the interesting music we play as well as for the interesting people who play it together.
|Kara Kvilekval spends her
days having fun as a surgeon but dreams about the time when
she can go and make another recorder.
|Lover of music, cats,
gardens, books. Retired teacher; loves kids.
|Karen has played a lot of recorder for the past 276 years. In her non-music time, she works in a research lab, and knits.|
|Patsy's careers include composer, conductor, choral singer, teacher and ghost writer. She is a recorder fanatic, currently playing in several small ensembles and conducting RONY (The Recorder Orchestra of NY).|
|Margaret Brown absolutely loves playing recorders - all sizes in as many groups as she can find. Besides her passion for music, she takes ballet classes, dabbles in watercolor, gardens, volunteers at the hospital, and tries to keep up with her grandchildren.|
|Patricia began playing the recorder in college and now shares her knowledge with elementary and middle school students.|