Learn the recorder in 2024!

Give the gift of music to yourself or someone you love!

The perfect instrument for young learners or people looking to ease in to learning about music. You won’t just learn recorder technique; you will also be given a strong foundation in music theory, aural training and rhythm through fun and engaging lessons.

Our fantastic deal includes a year of lessons, a free recorder and a tutor book!

That’s just $1.50 per lesson to begin your life-long journey of the joy with music!

What you’ll get

You or your child will receive a year’s worth of lessons (34 lessons total!) plus a FREE Yamaha Recorder & Book 1 of the Recorder From the Beginning lesson books.

A Recorder!

Yamaha ABS recorders are durable and easy to care for while providing a tone similar to that of natural wood. Though other maker’s plastic recorders may have a similar appearance, Yamaha ABS recorders are truly superior instruments. They offer an ideal amount of air resistance for easy control, and feature an accuracy of intonation you would expect to find only on more expensive models. The 20 Series models are easy to play throughout their ranges and are perfect for beginners.

Recorder from the beginning – book 1

This recorder course by John Pitts is written for beginners, and no previous knowledge of music or recorders is necessary. It is carefully graded with clear explanations at every stage, enouraging students to develop musical skils as well as recorder techniques. Your tutor will work through the lessons in this book to introduce the first six notes through a mixture of well-known and original tunes. By the end of the book, all the basic rhythm patterns have been covered!

A year’s worth of lessons.

You or your child will have 34 lessons over the course of the 2024 year with one of our expert music tutors at one of the Christchurch School of Music campuses.

Your lessons will be in small groups to encourage peer learning and to develop the joy that is playing music together.

This special deal works out at just $1.50 per lesson!

Take a look and listen at just some of the beautiful music that can be made with the humble recorder!

Once you’ve filled in the enrolment form we will contact you to discuss the enrolment and aid in collecting your recorder, book, and finding the best time for the lessons. Want to chat with us before filling out the form?


(03) 366 1711



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“A great Christchurch institution. Well organised and a wonderful place to learn to play an instrument at any age. I wouldn’t be as passionate about music without the outstanding support, teaching and joy that CSM provides!

Joleen Cherry


Tens of thousands of Christchurch children and adults have learned to love and appreciate music at CSM. CSM is a place where the whole family can learn music in the same place at the same time! We also offer a wide range of orchestras, ensembles and performing groups for all ages and abilities.

CSM is a not-for-profit organisation with a strong focus on community. On a Saturday morning the whole family can find something musical to match their interests and abilities. Preschool children can begin their musical journey by joining in our experiential “Take Off with Music” while older children and adults may opt for group or individual lessons on a specific instrument (including voice). Those who already play are welcome to join in one of our fabulous ensembles or choirs. If Saturdays aren’t an option for you or your family, CSM also offers a range of weekday opportunities for learning and playing music.

The variety at CSM is not limited to the selection of instruments and teachers, but includes a wide range of musical styles. For those with an interest in classical music our graded orchestras are the perfect choice. The family oriented concert band plays a vast selection including classical, show tunes, folk music and popular songs that everyone will recognise.