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Courtly Music Unlimited

Everything for the recorder enthusiast, or those who would like to be!

Richie & Elaine Henzler, Proprietors
800-2-Richie (800-274-2443)

89 River Street, 3rd Floor Unit 3 (River Street Plaza),
Warrensburg, NY 12885-1665


Dear Friends of Courtly Music Unlimited,

We are so thankful to be able make music with others in the same room again! Please check out our Recorder Teaching and Workshop/Performance schedules on the sidebar on this page, to see our exciting new offerings – Play live trios with Richie and Elaine on Skype. We have also begun holding day-long Workshops in our studio. The number of participants in limited and you must provide proof of receiving a Covid-19 vaccination. The next workshop is August 28 & 29.

Composers were busy during the Covid-19 shut-down. We have many new compositions by composers, Marg Hall (Scotland), Glen Shannon (California) and Tom Sears (Oregon). Their new works are composed in a wide variety of styles - Folk, Swing, Latin, Renaissance, Baroque and more; most are quartets. To learn more see the New and Noteworthy Flyer on the sidebar or the Featured button at the top.

Think of treating yourself. There is nothing more enjoyable than playing a beautiful, in tune wooden recorder. Every six weeks or so we receive lovely new recorders from Mollenhauer, Moeck and Coolsma.

We are both experienced Skype teachers with students around the country and
Canada. A wonderful musical experience for all levels – beginner to advanced.

If you would like to give it a try email or call us at 1-800-274-2443.

Wishing you well,

Richie and Elaine Henzler

Richie and Elaine

Please explore our new Mobile-Ready website on your PC, smartphone, or tablet. It is designed to simplify the location and purchase of the instruments, music, and accessories which will expand your musical world. We hope to hear from you soon!

We are Richie and Elaine Henzler, two recorder players and teachers who are passionate about recorder and music.

We both started playing recorder as young children and have never stopped. In our teen and college years we both played bassoon, graduating from The Juilliard School with BM & MM degrees and all the while, continuing to play (and teach) our true musical love, the recorder. Our goal is to help as many people as possible experience the same joy from playing recorder and making music with others. We are not just out to sell you something. With our depth of knowledge we can advise you about method books, all styles of music, instruments and general musical question you may have. Recorder is a melodic wind instrument that can play any period or style of music from medieval to contemporary.

More about us...

Need a teacher? Consider a Skype lesson with Elaine or Richie, two of the most patient Juilliard grads around, with over 25 years of experience with all age groups. Our rates are reasonable and the scheduling is flexible. Consider joining us at one of our workshops. If you are vacationing in the Adirondacks, stop by the store for a live lesson.

We may not have the financial resources to keep a large inventory of recorders in stock but it is worth the wait and here's why - we provide value added service. Because wood is a dynamic material, every wooden recorder is slightly different; so, before sending a recorder out it is checked for speaking and tuning by Elaine with any necessary adjustments made. When you receive an instrument from us you'll be well satisfied. And remember, if you can't find what you are looking for here on our website, please contact us and let us find it for you.