Yorkshire based Teacher of Celtic and Traditional Folk Music, Specialising in Uilleann (Irish) and Northumbrian Small Pipes, Fiddle and Tin Whistle. Uilleann/Northumbrian Piper & Multi-Instrumentalist for hire.
Lessons for all instruments are offered in slots of 1 hour or 30 minutes in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, via Skype and other online platforms, or at your home (if required) with a small additional charge to cover time and travel costs.
DBS cleared and insured – certificate available on request.
One hour – £30
Half hour – £20
Discounts for multi-instrument or extended lessons available. Although all lessons are strictly by appointment only we offer weekend, evening and daytime slots to suit your schedule – please contact email@example.com or contact us here to discuss your requirements.
Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice – full fee payable**. Cancellations with a weeks notice – 50% fee payable. **Exceptions for sudden illness and covid isolation requirements, please contact me for details.
The tin whistle is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to get started playing traditional folk music. It is lightweight, portable, easy to play and get hold of as well as being available in many different keys. Learning the whistle can be a stepping stone to other instruments such as the Flute or Uilleann pipes. Lessons with Becky will help get you off to the right start aiming to get you started on your first tune at the first lesson.
Lessons are offered at the following stages of whistle playing:
Beginners: Beginners lessons focus on establishing the basics of good whistle technique:-
Essential techniques to get you started.
Venturing into the upper octave.
Breathing and tuning.
Posture and hand positioning.
Dealing with squeaks and leaks!
Your first tune.
Introduction to Ornamentation – the basics.
Irish traditional tune types and styles.
This will help you make quick progress and establish a solid basis when you move ahead to Intermediate/Improvers and Advanced levels:–
Increasing Repertoire (more tunes!)
Tips and tricks.
More complex ornamentation types (‘rolls’, ‘crans’, triplets and more!)
Developing your style.
Playing with others and in sessions.
How to ‘practise’ and improve your playing.
Preparing for performance.
Moving on to other instruments
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or here for further details and to arrange your lesson