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Are you gearing up for school to start? There is nothing quite like the fresh beginning fall offers teachers and students to reengage in learning, especially when learning involves making music! West Music is here to give you the latest and most exciting updates in recorders, including updates to our Harmony two-piece recorder model, to help inspire your fall and make sure you have the best instruments at the right price.

 #1 – Harmony Recorder Updates: Two-Piece Recorder Models

We appreciate teacher feedback – and we listen! We updated the design of the Harmony R Series Recorder based on teacher reviews paired with the needs of your students. The Harmony Renaissance is a two-piece recorder model with several key features. Because this is a two-piece recorder model, it allows for tuning! Another aspect of a two-piece model is the option for teachers to remove the mouthpiece half of the instrument when a student is noise-making out of turn. This way they can continue to focus on the fingering to stay engaged without disrupting the lesson.  Additionally, the instrument includes a larger bore for consistent tone blend and sounds strong low notes

West Music President & CEO Robin Walenta, has this to say about the Harmony R Series Recorder, “Designed with the educator in mind, they are the ideal fusion of performance and budget. I’m excited to introduce the new, exclusively-designed Harmony R Series Recorders. I love that their 2-piece construction that allows for easy cleaning and sanitization – something parents and educators both can appreciate. Available in ivory, blue, purple, and red, these recorders will be a hit amongst students as well. I encourage you to check them out. You won’t be disappointed!”

two-piece recorder

#2 Our Number-One Selling Recorder Has a New Bag!

This best seller previously featured a dark blue recorder bag. To make it easier for music teachers to write on the bag with ease, we switched the color to white so it’s compatible with a standard black permanent marker. You may already be aware of this, the Harmony WM2400 Soprano Recorder has an unbeatable price. Mike T., an Elementary Music Educator said, “My students love the recorders they got from West Music. They were high quality and put out a nice pitch. The representative at West Music guided me to the right-sized recorder!”

Harmony Recorder 2400

#3 Recorder Classroom Sets

A great way to save money is with our Recorder Classroom Sets. Not only do you get a bag and fingering chart with each recorder, we also offer free shipping for each pack! Classroom sets can be ordered in 25-recorder, 50-recorder, and 100-recorder packs. Classroom sets are available for all lines of student recorders including Harmony and Yamaha. You can check out all of the Recorder Classroom Sets options here!


#4 Recorder and Book Packages

Do you want your students to purchase their own recorders to take home at the end of the recorder unit or school year? By bundling a recorder with a book, everyone can save up to 10%. We pair our favorite recorders with our best-selling books, including My Recorder Book, Recorder Express, and Complete Recorder Resource Kit.

Recorder Instrument and Book Packages
Recorder Instrument and Book

Whether your students play only soprano recorders or venture into duets, trios, and quartets with altos, tenors, and basses, we have them all shapes, sizes, and pitches available for you at and in our catalog! Check out our large assortment of recorders to find the perfect fit for your classroom needs! If you are not sure which route to go, give our expert educational consultants a call at 1-800-397-9378 or email us at and we’ll help you figure it out.  We’re here for you!