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Irish Whistle Lessons

Personalised Tin Whistle lessons, from Beginner to Advanced.​

Want to become a confident player of the Irish (Tin) Whistle?  

The Irish Whistle is a traditional instrument of Ireland, used to play dance tunes such as jigs, reels, hornpipes and the slow airs.  Click on the sound file to the right for a sample! 

 

In these lessons, you will learn to:

  • Make solid contact with the holes for a reliable and strong tone,

  • Use your breath to get more out of your playing,

  • Scales and how to flip between octaves,

  • Do various embellishments including cuts, rolls, slurs, triplets, trills, 

  • Read music, or play by ear (depending on your desire)

  • Connect with the instrument and play naturally and expressively,

  • Relax into your playing for maximum enjoyment.

  • Line up with a beat 

  • Internalise the tune and beat for more depth

  • Learn a comprehensive process for learning new tunes to include all parts of your brain, not just staring at sheet music.

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Tony - Pomona

Tin Whistle Testimonial 

(09/01/2023)

"About four years ago I met with Troy, in person,for some lessons with tin whistle. In total I had near on twenty sessions. Previously I had little music knowledge...a beginner.  In that time I learnt timing,tempo and sight reading, which without I wouldn't have progressed to be able to see new music and process it myself. Im still playing and able to now play with other musicians. Troy is a very enthusiastic and encouraging teacher. I do not see myself as a natural musican, but have been able to achieve my ongoing goals with his foundational help. Thanks  Troy. Playing an instrument is great therapy!"

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This instrument can be played at a variety of levels.  On the surface, it seems like a very simple instrument, however to master the variety of embellishments which decorate the music can take several years.

Focus

The focus of these lessons is to master the fundamentals of the instrument first, as it is traditionally played at high speed and without the fundamentals, the wheels can fall of very quickly as the tempo rises.

Elements such as fingering and breathing first and foremost, followed by some of the artsy special effects that this instrument is known for.

To enquire about lessons, please complete the contact form below, or call Troy on 0414 203 423.
 

Lessons:

Lessons go for an hour or half hour of in person time.  Weekly lessons are best in order to ensure forward momentum.

How are the Lessons Delivered?

Online via video, or in person.  South East Qld Location.

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Trauma Informed 

If you're like Troy (and everyone else) you have some issues with self esteem, confidence, and some limiting beliefs about yourself and what you're capable of.  These negative voices might be an annoying background conversation while you're practicing your instrument, or at worst, can physically immobilise you, leaving you unable to practice or play at all!

Troy has trained in a variety of modalities for working with limiting beliefs and trauma, both somatically and cognitively and has worked with clients for many years in the past. Indeed, through his own instrumental journey, Troy has navigated negative self talk that has often left him paralysed to learn and go forwards. 

As part of your lessons, we may employ strategies to navigate and give nurturing attention to any blocks that arise to you learning or progressing. 

If you want to take that journey deeper, Troy offers Conscious Conversations, to support individuals to unravel stuck thinking and feeling patterns.

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