Instrumental music for young students ages 5-8. Excellent preparation for future instrumental ensemble experience!
The tin whistle (also called the pennywhistle or Irish flute) is a simple 6-holed wind instrument in the same family as the recorder. The easy fingering system makes the tin whistle an ideal instrument to learn simple music notation, easily transferring that knowledge to other instruments as the child matures. Even young children can learn to play songs and perform them in an ensemble setting.
Students in this class will learn:
Students must purchase and bring their own tin whistle, in the key of D, to class. Most tin whistles are in the $8-$16 range. Here is a link to an example on Amazon.com of a tin whistle.
All instructional material will be provided by the teacher.
The class is $50 per student for a 15-week class, culminating in a Spring concert at the end of the semester.
No previous music experience necessary.
Claire is a homeschool high school Junior. She has played oboe for 7 years, and also plays tin whistle, flute, clarinet, & saxophone (you might see her playing the giant bari sax in our Troubadours ensembles!). She has played for years in Lawrence Academy Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble, has received Division I ratings WSMA Solo & Ensemble contest, and attends music camps each summer at Lawrence University.
Claire will be student teaching Tin Whistle Class using materials developed by Cathy LaFrombois, and under her supervision. She loves working with young students, and as our most senior Troubadour (11 years!), looks forward to sharing her passion for music making.