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 "Hot Cross Buns" on the Recorder
Professional recorder player and teacher Michelle Williams demonstrates how to play hot cross buns on the recorder.
Michelle Williams: Hi, I am Michelle Williams and we are at Foxes Music Company learning how to play the recorder and now I am going to teach you how to play Hot Cross Buns. In the previous lesson we have learned how to play B, A and G on the recorder. So now that's all -- the only three notes that Hot Cross Buns consist of B, A and G. So, it starts off with half notes and B, A and G are half notes and then you have quarter notes. I will play it once for you to demonstrate. One thing you want to keep your fingers close to the hole so they are ready to go, your fingers are nice and curved. Now, that is Hot Cross Buns and next I am going to teach you how to play "Merrily we roll along" on the recorder.