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Winter tin whistle. Irish flute and uilleann pipe instruction by midatlanticcce
January 15, 2011, 8:52 am
Filed under: Classes / Lessons / Education, New York, NYC

Winter tin whistle. Irish flute and uilleann pipe instruction

This, from Bill Ochs:

Dear friends,

I will resume my full winter teaching schedule next week, offering group tin whistle classes, as well as private instruction on the tin whistle, uilleann pipes and Irish flute.

Group Tin Whistle Lessons in Manhattan for Intermediate and Advanced Students:

This winter I will offer a range of tin whistle classes at my studio in mid-Manhattan. Ten-week sessions include Ornamentation Class, Building A Repertoire of Session Tunes, and an advanced class on The Music of Cathal McConnell— an in-depth analysis of this great player’s style (open to tin whistle and flute players). There will also be a class on how to translate settings of tunes from other instruments to the tin whistle, with particular emphasis on breathing and phrasing. The fee for any one of these ten-week sessions is $195. There are still a few spaces left in each class. Please contact me regarding schedule.

Private Lessons in Manhattan:

I will continue to offer individual private lessons on the tin whistle, uilleann pipes, Irish flute and low whistle at my studio in mid-Manhattan. I teach all levels, from absolute beginner through advanced. My teaching hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00 to 10:00 PM. The fee is $45 for a 45-minute private session.

Private Lessons via Webcam or Speakerphone:

If you can’t travel into Manhattan I also give online private lessons using Skype, the free phone and video chat software. For video lessons you need a webcam, a fast broadband connection and a fairly recent computer. Students with older computers can usually take audio-only lessons with Skype. I can also give lessons via speakerphone if your current hardware is not Skype-compatible. Please contact me if you have questions about this.

Articulation Boot Camp for Whistle, Flute and Uilleann Pipes on Sunday, May 22 at The Irish Arts Center:

Please save the date. More details on this in the spring.


Bill Ochs

Address: 467 W, 46th St., New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212.247.3231


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