Highly recommended. I joined the first week and I’m booked in again for tomorrow. For anyone debating whether to do this, I was so nervous and thought about backing out but there was absolutely no need. It is so relaxed and chilled. Can’t wait for tomorrow!
– A. M. (Student)
Group workshops are a great way to meet and learn with players of a similar ability for a low price. Class sizes are limited to 6 people per class to keep things personal and interactive and there are 5 class categories to ensure the players in each group are well matched. Workshops take place once a week and each term lasts 4 weeks. The price for each block of 4 week classes is £50.
Level 1 – Beginner: “This is all very new to me but I want to learn! I would like help with the fundamentals of playing the whistle and of Irish music.”
Level 2 – Song Player: “I am comfortable with the basics of the whistle. I can play some slow songs and would like to improve my technique and learn to play some faster tunes.”
Level 3 – Tune Learner: “I can play several dance tunes at a slow or moderate pace. I sometimes rely on sheet music or tabs to learn or remember tunes but I am keen to increase my repertoire and to learn by ear.”
Level 4 – Tune Player: “I can learn tunes by ear and have a range of jigs and reels I can play at a moderate pace without relying on sheet music. I want to build upon this with some more advanced techniques.”
Level 5 – Advanced: “I am a seasoned musician. I have a strong repertoire of tunes at session pace and can very quickly learn tunes by ear.”