Performances and Teaching

 Have you seen Tish’s recorders? Left behind in a NYC Yello taxi on June 29, 2017 – a Martin Wenner plum wood alto @A=440, and a Jan Hermans Ganassi soprano @A=415, both in a green Cavallaro case. Please contact Tish through our contact page if you hear of anyone finding or trying to sell these recorders.  See our home page for photos. Thanks!!!


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

 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, Miyo Aoki recorder; John Dornenburg, viola da gamba. Week II: Tish Berlin, Frances Blaker, recorder; Larry Lipnik, viola da gamba and recorder; Shira Kammen, early strings. Joan Kimball, dulcians.



February 18-21, 2018

Next Level Recorder Retreat for low intermediate to intermediate players  in Carmel Valley, CA. Please click here to send an email inquiry, or click NL flyer 2018 II to download an application.

February 21-25, 2018

Next Level Recorder Retreat for upper intermediate to advanced players  in Carmel Valley, CA. Please click here to send an email inquiry, or click NL flyer 2018 to download an application.

March 10-11, 2018

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

May 4-7, 2018

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 fourth 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 8-22, 2018

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

August 19 – August 24, 2018

Next Level Recorder Retreat Southeast, Shalom House Retreat Center, Montpelier, VA, about 45 minutes northwest of the Richmond airport. Watch this space for an application.

September 2 – 9, 2018

Tibia Adventures in Music Recorder Consort Intensive with Tish Frances in Italy. Open to advanced consort players. Please click here to send an email inquiry.

September 9 – 16, 2018

Tibia Adventures in Music Workshop with Tish, Frances, and Larry Lipnik in Italy. Open to upper intermediate to advanced recorder and viol players. Please click here to send an email inquiry.