Play the Tin Whistle!: Beginning Tin Whistle Lessons w/ Music Theory, Ages 8-11 | FLEX MUSIC CLASS

In this flexible course, students will learn the basics of playing the tin whistle from the comfort of their own home and schedule! Each lesson, students will practice fingering, posture, breathing, and note reading while learning basic music theory.
Allyson | Animal Crossing, Escape Rooms, Princess
258 total reviews for this teacher
New class

No live meetings

Over 6 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Sat Jun 4

Jun 4 - Jul 2 (6 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sun Jun 5

Jun 5 - Jul 3 (6 weeks)
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Sat Jun 11

Jun 11 - Jul 9 (6 weeks)
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Sun Jun 12

Jun 12 - Jul 10 (6 weeks)
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Sat Jun 18

Jun 18 - Jul 16 (6 weeks)
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Sun Jun 19

Jun 19 - Aug 21 (6 weeks)
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Sat Jun 25

Jun 25 - Jul 23 (6 weeks)
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Sun Jun 26

Jun 26 - Aug 28 (6 weeks)
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Sat Jul 2

Jul 2 - Jul 30 (6 weeks)
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Sat Jul 9

Jul 9 - Aug 6 (6 weeks)
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Sat Jul 16

Jul 16 - Aug 13 (6 weeks)
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Class Experience

Students will learn the basics of tin whistle playing such as proper posture, chin position, how to blow and breathe properly, hand position, fingerings, and music theory through a flexible course.
Having received both my B.A. and M.A. in Music Performance, I am very confident in playing instruments in front of others and using the skills I have learned to teach younger students. I have taught private woodwind music lessons to children ages 8-16 for about 3 years in a private school.

In elementary school, I learned to play the flutophone (basically a plastic recorder) and was taught the basics of fingering and music theory. I was taught in a group setting of 20-30 students and we learned to play and perform simple melodies. Throughout high school, I enjoyed learning various instruments, such as the recorder and tin whistle. Both were very easy to learn as I had had previous instruction from the flutophone classes. My favorite recorder player is Michala Petri who inspired me to pick up the sopranino, soprano, and alto baroque recorder. I own two beautiful wooden recorders and various whistles and enjoy playing various classical and Irish pieces in my spare time. I hope to share what I have learned with my future students!
Practice between classes is required for this class. At-home practice is vital for growth and development! Students should practice at least three days a week for fifteen minutes. 

Optional practice worksheets will be provided to use during practice time. Students will record what exercises, fingerings, and songs they have worked on to keep track of their practice time each week. Parents may assist learners to help keep track of what they need to practice or have practiced. 
supplies needed for lessons: 
- Tin whistle in the key of D: There is a wide range of brands. I recommend the either the Waltons Brass Mellow Whistle in D ($12.95 on Amazon) or the Clarke Sweetone in D ($16.02) as they are the easiest for beginners to play! 
- chair
- printer (as worksheets may be provided for class or for at-home practice)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Students will need a quiet environment to watch videos and practice.

Each week, students will be able to access a lesson video(s) that has been recorded by the teacher. The video will be a private link to Youtube (only those who have the link may view it.) Parents will need to assist learners with the video.
I have gained permission to use resources for classroom purposes only; these resources SHOULD NOT be shared with other learners. 

Thank you to Debra Harris for her permission to use her tin whistle resources!


Allyson | Animal Crossing, Escape Rooms, Princess
Lives in the United States
Princess Classes, Parties, Escape Rooms, Animal Crossing, & Music Lessons
258 total reviews
499 completed classes

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