father and son playing recorders

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,

During this national health crisis we would like you to consider Skype lessons with us. We are in the stress reduction business. In this time of limited social contact people are isolated, Skype brings us face to face in the act of making music. Playing music is good for ones well-being both physically and emotionally, when practicing music one rests the part of the mind that deals with anxieties.

Our current Skype students tell us how important an activity it is for them at this time. Some have even increased the number of times they take a lesson with us. One student has gone from a lesson once a week to three times a week, another changed from twice a month to every week. A British man who was quarantined in his apartment in China for three months was asked by a BBC reporter how he got through it. His reply was to keep his mind active - reading, painting etc. Playing music is certainly an activity that keeps the mind and body active.

It is a great opportunity to play for enjoyment, as well as, an opportunity to improve technique (fingering, articulation, breathing), learn how to shape a musical phrase, learn about ornamentation, improve your rhythm, practice shifting from C to F recorders, practice reading various clefs and at the octave.

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.