Tin Whistle Classes on Zoom

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Since December of 2020, I've been teaching tip-supported Tin Whistle classes on Zoom.

I'm currently offering tune teaching classes on Thursdays for newer players.

Previous class recordings are available for purchase on Gumroad


Class Schedule


Tunes for Newer Players

Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM Pacific Time

I'll be teaching the tunes in phrases, first slowly, then with increasing speed,
talking about ornamentation and variation ideas as well.

I send all class participants a private link to the audio recording of the class after each event.

Suggested donation of $10/class


Tip Jars


If you find my classes or handouts useful, please consider
tossing a few bucks into one of my virtual tip jars:

PayPal
https://paypal.me/MichaelEskin

Venmo
@MichaelEskin

Zelle
6193681854


Zoom Meeting Link


Here’s the Zoom meeting info for the classes:

Click here to join the Zoom session:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6193681854?pwd=eXd3L2ZEeWNnMDBZYVI0RkJ2c3Vudz09

Meeting ID: 619 368 1854
Password: session


Tradlessons Tin Whistle Tune Teaching Videos Available for Purchase

In each of the videos, I first play each tune up to speed, then slowly.


Volume One - 41 original Tradlessons Tin Whistle fast/slow
tune teaching videos from 2005-2007 is available for purchase for $20.00

Click here to buy the Tradlessons tin whistle tune teaching video collection #1 for $20.00

Volume Two - 30 additional original Tradlessons Tin Whistle fast/slow
tune teaching videos from 2007-2008 is available for purchase for $10.00

Click here to buy the Tradlessons tin whistle tune teaching video collection #2 for $10.00

Previous Zoom class audio recordings are now available for purchase

Each class audio recording is approximately one hour in length, taught in phrases,
followed by discussion of ornamentation and variation.

Click here to see all my class recordings available on Gumroad

Individual One-Hour Phrase-by-Phrase Tune Lessons

You may download the PDF of the notation for each tune for free.

The one-hour audio recording of each tune lesson is available for purchase for $5.00

Click here to download a free example tune lesson - The Kesh (jig)

Free Notation for The Kesh (jig) (PDF)


June 17, 2021

The Musical Priest (reel) (PDF)

Click here to buy the class recording for "The Musical Priest"

June 3, 2021

Off to California (hornpipe) (PDF)

Click here to buy the class recording for "Off to California"

May 27, 2021

Harvest Home (hornpipe) (PDF)

Click here to buy the class recording for "Harvest Home"

May 20, 2021

The Butterfly (slip jig) (PDF)

Click here to buy the class recording for "The Butterfly"

May 13, 2021

Sí Beag Sí Mór (waltz) (PDF)

Click here to buy the class recording for "Sí Beag Sí Mór"

May 6, 2021

The Fermoy Lases (reel) (PDF)

Click here to buy the class recording for "The Fermoy Lasses"

April 29, 2021

Out on the Ocean (jig) (PDF)

Click here to buy the class recording for "Out on the Ocean"

Previous Workshop Handouts


Jimmy Ward's Jig - Basic Tune

34 Variations on the First 6 Notes of Jimmy Ward's Jig

Cut, Tap, and Roll Exercise

Tune Styles Overview

1320 Tune Incipit Cheat Sheet (created using EasyABC)


Contact Me


If you have any questions, please email me at:

seisiuneer@gmail.com

or call:

619-368-1854


Unsolicited Testimonials


"Thank you for hosting the Whistle Workshop earlier this week on Monday evening. It was a delight!

The educator in me wants to over-analyze everything you did that set us up for success together, and provide feedback. I really appreciated how smoothly you led the group and facilitated great thinking for each of us and all of us at the same time. Thank you for taking the (important) time to let us get to know each other a bit in the beginning, that helped remove a lot of the pressure or nerves for participating in an online forum.

You lead us through a great balance of playing/listening, as well as philosophical conversations regarding playing, sessions, etc. And, you honored the journey that each of us is on, while also acknowledging none of us is ever at the end—modeling a humble and healthy growth mindset. As I mentioned, I trained classically at a Conservatory, and the politics of that environment is in such stark contrast to my experiences so far in the folk music community—and a welcome and warm contrast! The conversational nature of your workshop felt appropriate as a coming together of minds to celebrate and enjoy Irish trad music and whistle techniques. I am grateful for the experience, and would be interested in attending a future event.

Cheers!"

-Jake Edward


"Thank you so much for the masterclass!

I really enjoyed it and find your humility refreshing. I learned a lot.

Would love to do some lessons with you if you have availability. I’m planning to join the session tomorrow night as well.

Thank you!!"

- David Renfro