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 collections are available for purchase on Gumroad
Classes are on Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:00 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
If you find my classes or handouts useful, please considertossing a few bucks into one of my virtual tip jars:
Zoom Meeting Link
Here’s the Zoom meeting info for the classes:
Click here to join the Zoom session:
Meeting ID: 619 368 1854
One-Hour Phrase-by-Phrase Tune Lessons for Sale
"Tin Whistle - 18 One-Hour Tune Classes"
now available for purchase for $36!
This collection of 18 hours of lessons includes the one-hour audio recording of my phrase-by-phrase teaching of each tune, discussion of ideas for ornamentation and variation, as well as a PDF of the music notation for each tune.Click here to preview "Tin Whistle - 18 One-Hour Tune Classes"
Individual One-hour Lesson Recordings with PDF Notation are
now available for purchase for $5/each
Each one-hour audio recording includes my phrase-by-phrase teaching of the tune, discussion of ideas for ornamentation and variation, as well as a PDF of the music notation for the tune.Click here to preview all available lessons
Free Sample Whistle Tune Lessons
Not sure if my teaching style is right for you? Check out a couple of free lessons!The Kesh (jig) - Free audio lesson with PDF tune notation Hector the Hero (waltz) - Free video and audio lesson and accompaniment practice files, with PDF tune notation
Tradlessons Tin Whistle Tune Teaching Video Collections
In each of the videos, I first play each tune up to speed, then slowly.
Volume One - 41 original Tradlessons Tin Whistle Fast/Slow
Click here to preview "Tradlessons Tin Whistle Fast/Slow Tune Teaching Video Collection #1"
tune teaching videos from 2005-2007 is available for purchase for $20.00
Volume Two - 30 additional original Tradlessons Tin Whistle Fast/Slow
Click here to preview "Tradlessons Tin Whistle Fast/Slow Tune Teaching Video Collection #2"
tune teaching videos from 2007-2008 is available for purchase for $10.00
If you have any questions, please email me at:
"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.
"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.
- David Renfro