Jerry Bellows has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education at UMass/Amherst and an Orff-Schulwerk Certificate from UMass-Lowell. He taught instrumental music at St. Mark’s School of Southborough for sixteen years. His recorder studies include master classes at Amherst Early Music workshops with Pat Peterson, Dan Laurin, Saskia Coolen, and Mathias Maute.
He worked on the staff of the Early Music Shop of New England for six years and worked closely with Friedrich von Huene, engraving Mr. von Huene’s arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier for “recorders with, or without keyboard or string instruments” The work was published in June of 2015 under the title “The Well-Tempered Recorder”.
He performs regularly as recorder soloist with the “Seele Musicale Chamber Ensemble” performing on a von Huene “Rippert” alto recorder made of grenadilla. Mr. Bellows is a founding member of the Worcester Hills Recorder Society and taught at Joy of Music in the late 1990's and early 2000's. He rejoined the JOMP Faculty in the fall of 2017.