This is an online class for people who are already familiar with the penny whistle and ready for next steps to improve their playing. In addition to having 3 degrees in music on a wind instrument, the instructor, Mark Alan Wade, has played the pennywhistle since before he could drive a car! He uses his experience as a band director and public-school music educator to get you off to a great start on whistle with fun and easy solutions to the whistle’s tricky techniques. Specifically, in this intermediate class, we will work on Irish ornamentation that gives whistle playing in all styles its characteristic sound. These techniques include things like slides, bends, cuts, taps, rolls and more. We will apply new concepts to repertoire for practice and you will be making music with these new articulations in no time! The required textbook is by far the best I have ever read or used and is a requirement for this course.
This class meets 5 times for 75 minutes. Your tuition holds your space for all 5 sessions. Mark will record each session in case you have to miss. Recordings of the classes will be posted to the class Google Drive folder for your review, along with handouts and supplemental materials.
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A non-refundable $125 registration fee for 5 sessions is required to secure your spot in the class. After you register, Mark will email you instructions within a few days.
Use the following form to pay for your registration online:
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