The Recorder Karate program begins in Grade 3/4 and continues into 5th grade.
Students earn "belts" (colored tassels) which hang from the end of their recorders as a reward for their progress and achievement at each level (song learned).
Practice Students are allowed to bring their recorders home to practice the songs learned in class and are encouraged to progress at their own rate. The amount of time needed will vary on each student's abilities.
Testing Once a student has learned a song, they will have an opportunity to earn a belt (tassel).
Testing will occur about every other week in class but times can also be set up outside of class time as well.
Students must demonstrate a 3 or 4 on the recorder rubric chart to earn a tassel (see related files below).
First 3 Belts use notes BAG
Green/Red Belt - Play a holiday song!
Blue/White Belt - Play a patriotic song!
Additional Playalong Tutorials for Recorder can be found at www.youcanplayit.com