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Tutors
  • Andrew Mac Andrew MacPherson
  • Sarah Markey Sarah Markey
  • katherine Katherine Macleod

Classes

Andrew Mac

Beginner - with Andrew MacPherson

Overview

Course Code – WH1

The beginner Whistle class is designed to be as much of an “instant tin whistle class as possible”.

You will need your own Tin Whistle, make sure it’s in the key of D.

After a short introduction to the basics of the whistle the aim of the class is to learn a new tune every week.  The technique we use is usually by ear and tablature (diagrams) so prior musical knowledge is not needed although sheet music will be given as an optional reference.   Throughout the term we will begin to work on making the music more interesting by playing together, adding harmonies and ornamentation. It’s a great way to start from scratch or tidy up your playing if you are self taught.

Class Details

  • 7:30-9:15pm Monday
  • John Wheatley College
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Sarah Markey

Improver - with Sarah Markey

Overview

Course Code – WH2

Whistle was so popular during Lockdown we needed another class for those who were no longer beginners. This is where you want to be if you can whistle a tune but you’re not ready for the more experienced class.

Whistle 2 is an Online class for those who can’t make it to college.

Class Details

  • 7:30-9:15pm Monday
  • GFW Zoom - Online
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katherine

Experienced - with Katherine Macleod

Overview

Course Code – WH3

The intermediate/experienced whistle class is for people who already play whistle and can play quite a few tunes.

You will focus on:

  • Learning by ear (sheet music is available).
  • Expanding technique through learning a new tune every week, each with its own technical focus e.g slides, taps, rolls. expanding rhythm knowledge
  • Improving tone
  • Building confidence
  • Broadening repertoire of different types of traditional tunes

Class Details

  • 7:30-9:15pm Monday
  • John Wheatley College
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Experienced
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Membership Fees

Adult Class 1

£70

7 classes per term from 7:30 to 9:15 with a half time break

Additional Class 2

£63

Class 2 fees are for the same person learning more than one instrument in the same term. e.g. Monday Whistle, Wednesday Fiddle

Concession Class 1

£54

Concession fee applies to those in receipt of state pension: students on a recognised full-time education course: and those in receipt of certain state benefits such as Jobseeker’s allowance or Disability Living allowance.

Additional Concession 2

£48

Concession 2 fee, if you qualify for a concession, and take 2 classes in the same term e.g. Monday Whistle, Wednesday Fiddle

Junior Term

£37

Wednesday early evening 1 hour classes – 615-715pm

Member Only

£7

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