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Want to learn the Tin Whistle?
Studio in Normanhurst (but will travel for groups, workshops & festivals)

By Pam Merrigan
Posted Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Feadóg - Irish for Whistle

Pam Merrigan teaches Irish Whistle

- beginner and intermediate
- both individual & group tuition available
One off workshops also available for special events & festivals.

Students require a reasonable quality "D" whistle.

Beginner: Focuses on "getting started" - holding position & getting the notes; breathing, starting and controlling the note; some simple first tunes; breathing in context. Students will also receive a "music survival kit" (page containing some basic music info. & some starter tunes).

Intermediate: For players who have already mastered the basic techniques of getting a sound out of their instrument and already know a few tunes - focuses on "demystifying" jigs & reels; ornamentation and how to build this into the context of a tune.

I also have available a tune book with CD "An Seisiun - Cead Poirt" containing a selection of 34 first session tunes for all instruments. Each tune in the book is played twice on the CD. The first time slowly and then a little faster with some basic ornamentaion.

My music studio is located in Normanhurst (Sydney's Upper North Shore) however I will travel for groups, workshops and for festivals, or in special circumstances.

Bio

Pam has been playing whistle for over 20 years and was a member of the Rum Culls Band and the award winning Bush Bandicoots. She has attended the Willie Clancy Summer School in Co. Clare, Ireland as well as Master Classes with two of Ireland's best, Gavin Wheelan and Mick Crehan.

For more information contact Pam Merrigan (02) 9489 5786

 
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