Starting on February 1, 2022, I'm going back to work full time and will be taking a break from the weekly lessons.
Alix has offered to host a weekly Zoom session to continue reviewing the tunes taught in the past year:
Here’s the Zoom meeting info for Alix's "Learner Session" events:
The "Learner Session" is on Zoom every Thursday from 4:00 - 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Click here to join the Zoom session:
Meeting ID: 841 1334 4367
If you find my classes or handouts useful, please consider buying me a beer bytossing a few bucks into one of my virtual tip jars:
Purchase Previous One-Hour Tune Lessons for $5.00/each
Each one-hour audio recording (more recent lessons include the Zoom video as well) 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 on my online store
30 Tin Whistle Tune Teach Lesson Bundle for $30!
Also includes 70 of my Tradlessons Fast/Slow tune videosClick here to purchase all 30 of my One-Hour Tin Whistle tune teaching lessons for $30.00
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