Note: I'll be traveling for a couple of weeks through the end of July.
The next lesson will be on Thursday, August 5th
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
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
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
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
July 1, 2021Click here to buy the class recording for "Banish Misfortune"
June 24, 2021Click here to buy the class recording for "34 Variations..."
June 17, 2021Click here to buy the class recording for "The Musical Priest"
June 3, 2021Click here to buy the class recording for "Off to California"
May 27, 2021Click here to buy the class recording for "Harvest Home"
May 20, 2021Click here to buy the class recording for "The Butterfly"
May 13, 2021Click here to buy the class recording for "Sí Beag Sí Mór"
May 6, 2021Click here to buy the class recording for "The Fermoy Lasses"
April 29, 2021Click here to buy the class recording for "Out on the Ocean"
Previous Workshop Handouts
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