Music at Heart - Suzuki Recorder in York


Families attending Music at Heart classes know the Music Mind Games Daily 'Do' Song inside out and backwards! Practising the Daily Do song at home is a great way to improve musicianship skills. Here is a performance of the Daily Do song sung by Michiko and some children in Australia. No performance of Daily 'Do' is complete without the solfa handsigns!

Music at Heart pupils also sing the music from the Suzuki recorder repertoire with solfa. Here are thefirst five pieces.


Early Years

Many families ask me to recommend good quality percussion instruments and other musical resources for use at home. Music for Starters is a good place to begin.


For recorders and recorder accessories, visit the Early Music Shop. Browse online, or better still, visit the main showroom at Saltaire, an Aladdin's cave for recorder players. The shop is based in the beautifully renovated Salts Mill complex, which also houses a vast bookshop with an excellent children's section and some attractive eateries. It makes a great family day out from York.

Sheet Music

Suzuki Method Music

Music for the Suzuki Method recorder curriculum (and the Suzuki repertoire CDs) is available from the British Suzuki Institute Online Shop, at a discounted rate for members.

Other Sheet Music

For a comprehensive stock of solo and ensemble recorder music, and personal and efficient service, visit Recorder Music Mail.


Piano Teacher / Accompanist

I am often asked by parents to recommend a piano teacher:

Rachel Hicks is a piano teacher and accompanist based in central York with over 20 years' experience teaching beginners to adults and accompanying up to diploma level. Contact her on 07801 850201 or email

Studio Environment

Studio Environment

If you enjoyed the photograph of the view from my studio window on the About Heather slideshow, check out John Potter for other images of York Minster.