Performances and Teaching


Ongoing Classes

Ensemble classes and private lessons with Tish or Frances are held in Albany CA on a weekly basis, with time off when we’re out of town. Skype or FaceTime lessons are also available. To inquire about joining a class or starting lessons, please email either Tish at or Frances at

February 5, 2017

Tish and Frances play trio sonatas with Barbara Blaker Krumdieck, cello and Barbara Weiss, harpsichord. Brasstown Concert Series, Brasstown, NC. Visit Facebook at

February 24-28, 2017

Next Level Recorder Retreat  in Carmel Valley, CA. We are excited to have Miyo Aoki join our faculty! Please click here to send an email inquiry, and here  to download an application.  We still have room for three upper intermediate to advanced players.

March 17-18, 2017

Tish leads the Rochester, NY ARS chapter in their spring workshop. Visit

April 7-8, 2017

Tish and Frances lead the Santa Barbara ARS chapter spring workshop. More information to come!

May 6-8, 2017

Winds and Waves Workshop at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis, Oregon.  Please visit Sitka Center for more information, including information about the Jeanne Lynch Scholarship.
The third annual Jeanne Lynch Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to two deserving applicants. One scholarship will fund tuition and provide a $150 travel stipend. The second covers tuition only. To apply, please write a letter to the Oregon Coast Recorder Society, c/o Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, 56605 Sitka Drive, Otis, Oregon 97368 or email to In addition to your name, postal and email addresses and telephone number, tell us why you would like to attend this workshop, what recorders you play and how long you have played. The letter should be postmarked by March 1 and a decision will be made by March 20.

And workshop info:

July 9-23, 2017

Amherst Early Music Festival, New London, CT. Visit here for more information and to register.

August 27-September 1, 2017

Next Level Recorder Retreat Southeast, Shalom House Retreat Center, Montpelier, VA, about 45 minutes northwest of the Richmond airport. Click flyer-nl-se-2017 for an application.

October 29-November 4 and November 5-11, 2017

Hidden Valley Early Music Road Scholar program in Carmel Valley, CA. For recorders and viols, with a special auditioned program for dulcian and shawm players in the second week with Joan Kimball.  Please inquire about the audition process by emailing Tish Berlin. Visit the Hidden Valley Music Seminars website here. Faculty week I: Tish Berlin, Frances Blaker, Louise Carslake, TBA recorder; John Dornenburg, viola da gamba. Week II: Tish Berlin, Frances Blaker, Janet Beazley, recorder; Larry Lipnik, viola da gamba; Shira Kammen, early strings.