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The European Recorder Teachers’ Association (ERTA) is an International organisation whose aims are the education and promotion of:

- The art and science of teaching the recorder

- the instruction of young people in playing and understanding the recorder and its music;

- the development of careers for recorder players.


The first branch of ERTA to be established was in Germany (1992). The UK branch was established in 1993 and the international umbrella organization followed in 2003. There is now a substantial community of recorder teachers numbering around 1500 across Europe with further branches in Austria, Estonia, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland.

ERTA membership is open to students, teachers (specialist and non-specialist, part-time or full-time), players, corporations and all interested parties who are committed to learning about and developing their understanding of recorder teaching and playing.

Members receive the quarterly Recorder Magazine and a biannual Newsletter as well as occasional email ‘snippets’ of news from the recorder world.

Membership benefits include 10% discount on instrument insurance with Allianz Cornhill Musical Insurance and a reduced fee for attendance at our annual conferences.

Parents and students who select an ERTA member can be confident that their teacher is a member of a community dedicated to developing their understanding of the recorder and its repertoire.

For further information about ERTA and to join, click here.