American Recorder Society
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Miami Chapter


Chapter Notes:

Workshops 2018-2019 
The fall and spring workshops for 2018-2019 will be lead by Pat Petersen in December 2018, and by Valerie Horst in March 2019 (see dates below)

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
All our regular meetings are called on the 3rd Saturday of the month, September to May, except for February when the meeting is called in the 2nd Saturday of the month.  
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) at Friends Meeting House, and workshops (locations as indicated):

Sep. 15, 2018 Monthly Meeting
Oct. 20, 2018 Monthly Meeting
Nov. 17, 2018 Monthly Meeting

       Dec.1, 2018, FULL DAY WORKSHOP with Pat Petersen.  

      The workshop will be held at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami, 7701 SW 76th Ave, Miami, FL 33143.

Dec. 15, 2018, Monthly Meeting Jan. 19, 2019, Monthly Meeting Feb. 9, 2019, Monthly Meeting SPRING WORKSHOP:        Mar. 2, 2019 FULL DAY WORKSHOP with Valerie Horst.

      At Friends Meeting House, see general workshop schedule.

March 16, 2019, Monthly Meeting April 20, 2019, Monthly Meeting May 18, 2019, Monthly Meeting


Recorder Links

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



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 (