Michelle is a local music teacher in the Falls Church area, joining the Foxes Music Faculty four years ago. She is also an active musician in the Washington D.C. area and internationally, performing in various ensembles and as a soloist. She is currently a member of the HOTS Jazz Orchestra, the Columbia Flute Choir, and forms one half of a local Flute and Guitar Duo, as well as one third of a Flute, Violin, and Cello Trio. Her playing has taken her as far as Israel and Mexico, where she has entertained as a soloist, and to France and Northern New Zealand performing with the HOTS Jazz Orchestra. Locally, Michell has performed for the Victorian Historical Society in Falls Church, at business meetings and conventions. Ms. Williams graduated from the Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Science degree in Arts Management where her applied major was in Flute. She has been teaching since 1992 and she is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, the National Flute Association, and the Washington Flute Society.
How to Play the Recorder
Professional recorder player and teacher Michelle Williams demonstrates how to play the recorder.
Michelle Williams: Hi, I am Michelle Williams and today I am going to teaching you how to play the recorder. We are at Foxes Music Company. We are going to go over the basics, we are going to be learning about how to breathe in the recorder? How to tongue? And I will teach you how to play "Hot Cross Buns", "Merrily We Roll Along" and "When the Saints Go Marching In" and the C Major Scale. The only thing you need to start to learn to play the recorder is a recorder and you can find that at any local music store. I am a flute and recorder and piano teacher and I have been playing flute and recorder for over 25 years. I graduated from Child and Adolescent Laboratory in May of 1990 and I traveled with the Hot Jazz Orchestra. Toured with them in France, Italy and New Zealand and I have also played in Mexico and Russia and different places and all throughout the United States and now we will go on to the next step and I will teach you the basics of the recorder.