Adela Belima

Recorder player
and teacher
in Washington DC


Let’s play together

Let’s play together
let's play

Dive into the music

Dive into the music
coming events

Let me teach you

Let me teach you
see classes

Proud media mentions
around the world

  • American Recorder Society




  • April 2, 2022

Amherst Spring Break Workshop

  • December 12, 2021

Virtual Playing Day in Washington DC

  • November 1, 2021

Washington Recorder Society Regular Session

show more items

play together

play together play together play together play together play together

Currently, I am a member of the Washington Recorder Society and the recorder ensemble Sine Nomine. I love joining players and inviting them to events. In the years 2005 to 2017, I was a member of the group Marnatosnaha which plays medieval, renaissance, folk, and christian genres. I live in Washington DC and I am willing to play with you or give you some advice as such activities enrich me and fulfill my soul. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

Let's talk

I have been honored to play with ensembles

Marnatosnaha • Flauto Dolce • Sine Nomine • Layhill Trio • Zephyros • North Carolina Baroque Orchestra

videos videos

  • More at
  • youtube
  • spotify

teaching classes

I am open to children & adults as well. My lessons are tailored to students' needs while using modern techniques and current educative amusing trends. My objective is to help students develop their own musical liberty.

Adela Balima

Want to learn more about teaching? Contact me. I would let you explore the universe of opportunities. If you put your bet on me, you wouldn’t regret. I also offer money back guarantee after initial lesson.

contact me or see my full CV in PDF

Individual lessons

Focused on the W. van Hauwe´s technique — The Modern Recorder Player and on the interpretation

Group lessons

A 60 minutes individual lesson can be shared. Learn by listening.

Ensemble coaching

Often focused on interpretation. Technical aspects of playing included as needed.

Skype lessons & consulting

Let’s consult your questions coming from your home practice.

Your Benefits

Modern and flexible teaching process from a well trained professional teacher, directly in Washington DC, ready to help you. That’s a rare commodity.

High Fidelity

I’ve studied at schools, had courses and attended music conservatories in Czechia & France under established teachers like Jitka Konecna, Sabine Weil & Agnes Lacornerie. And I’ve won several prizes in contests.

Clear Pricing

Individual lessons cost $ 55 and group lessons are eligible for a volume discount. Feel free to contact me for more details on prices and availability.


Adela is a very talented young musician and teacher. My 5-year old daughter takes recorder lessons with her, and the care and thought Adela gives each lesson is impressive and unique. She is a conscientious and responsible teacher, who tries to meet my child where she is in order to make recorder lessons a fun and rewarding experience for her. I highly recommend her.

— Andrea C.

Adéla is not only a very fine musician, but a great teacher.  She is very insightful and helpful for students at every level.  She is patient, kind and generous, but also rigorous, and motivates students to challenge themselves and do their best.   

— Daniel B.


contact adela +1 (240) 688 2809
Skype adela.balima
Address 5200 Flanders Ave Kensington, MD 20895