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

January 7-9, 2017

Frances plays with Ensemble Vermillian in North Carolina. Visit Facebook at

January 13-16, 2017

Tish will be on the faculty of the Amherst Early Music Festival Winter Weekend in Philadelphia/Rutgers. Visit to register and see classes.

January 22, 2017 1:30-5:30 pm

Tish, Shira Kammen and Peter Maund are the faculty for a mini-Smorgasbord workshop. Come play and sing with us at Arlington Community Church in Kensington CA. Download the flyer  smorgasbord-january-2017-flyer.

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.

February 28 – March 3, 2017

New! We have added a shorter Next Level just for intermediate players. Please click here:  flyer-next-level-ii-2017 for the application.

March 10-11, 2017

Tish will be on the faculty at the Atlanta Early Music Alliance’s Mid-Winter Workshop. Visit to register.

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.

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.