Whistles
Tin Whistles - How does your garden grow?
Anne McKennon
Teaching Studio

 
E-mail: aemckennon@aol.com
The teaching studio is flexible.  Lessons can be weekly, short term, or as needed.  My goal is to help students become as independent as possible.  We will discuss practice techniques and available resources.  Duets are an important part of my process.  They teach steadiness and listening in a way solo practice never will.  Every student should have a metronome of some kind. 

No text is required for whistle lessons, though a few good choices are listed.  I am in the process of creating my own tin whistle primer and I can provide or create most materials.  Traditional tunes are available online in the public domain.  For flute, we can start with any books you own and build from there.  Every program of study will be tailored to the student's goals and needs.  This can mean college preparation or simply music for fun.
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Tin Whistle (D)
$35 - 1 hour
$30 - 45 min
$25 - 30 min (minimum)
Travel: $.50/mile

All you need is a tin whistle in D
Whistles are available at local music stores under $20
 All Ages - NO experience required


"Playing the tin whistle is easy.  Playing it well is not."


~ Recommendations ~
"The Complete Irish Tinwhistle Tunebook" by McCullough with CDs
"The Clarke Tin Whistle" by Bill Ochs with CD
"The Tin Whistle Book" by Tom Maguire
*No textbook required*
Flute Lessons
$50 - 1 hour
$37.50 - 45 min
$25 - 30 min (minimum)
Travel: $.50/mile

A
ges middle school & up.
Anything from college prep to hobbyist.
Adult learners are welcome and encouraged.

Practice slow things fast to understand phrasing.
Practice fast things slow for technique & accuracy.

Flute Scales

~ Recommendations ~
Trevor Wye Practice Books (all 5)
Rubank Elementary to Advanced books
  "
The Flute Book" by Toff  (flute care & maintenance)
Never get one of those cheap tin whistles.  It leads to much harder drugs like pipes & flutes."  –Unknown.  (I did it backwards!)

Video playlist of Anne on Tin Whistle


  Reaction to Introductory Tin Whistle
"Lots of fun, easy to learn, follow the dots pretty much!  Glad we went!  Very inexpensive!
"  -Linda S. 4/14/14

Anne, thanks for having Linda
and I over for a fantastic lesson!  Wow, I'm still amazed at how quickly we learned our first song!  It's definitely the instrument ANYONE can play!
  -Angie K. 4/14/14


Updated 88/27/17