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A foundation in music theory, right at their fingertips.

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:

  • Proper playing posture and hand position

  • Essentials of proper articulation, breath support, and tin whistle tone to produce a pleasing sound

  • Beginning music notation, including:  Treble clef staff notes and note names, time signatures, whole, half, quarter, and eighth rhythms, dynamics, and tempo markings

  • A variety of music styles, including simple children's songs, hymns, traditional and folk music, as well as music from other cultures

  • Beginning ear training

(Fridays, 9:50-10:20 in the Sanctuary (Choir Room) right after Children's Choir)

For students ages 7+

Provides the opportunity for children to learn basic music note reading, rhythm, and performance through the use of simple songs and exercises, folk songs, hymns, and common tunes. 

No previous experience necessary.


Tin Whistle class is $80 per semester
Music is included in class cost. Students will have to purchase a Tin Whistle in the key of D





Josie Margan has been a Troubadour for the last several years, demonstrating a love and passion for music in both our choir and band programs.  

Her proficiency for instrumental  music extends to several instruments, including flute, oboe, trombone, ukulele and percussion. Whether confidently leading an ensemble as drum major in our marching band, or singing in the Sound of Music, Josie exudes enthusiasm for expressing and performing music. 

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