Explore the Rich Tradition: Irish Flute and Tin Whistle Class for Advanced Beginners

by Madonna

Glen Echo, MD – The Washington Conservatory of Music invites music enthusiasts aged 13 and above to embark on a musical journey with the Advanced Beginners Irish Flute and Tin Whistle Class. This combined class caters to those with a basic understanding of the instruments, including knowledge of fingering, simple scales, and tunes.

Class Details:

Date and Time: Wednesdays, March 27 – May 29, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Location: Washington Conservatory Campus at Glen Echo Park, 7300 Macarthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD, 20812


Instructor Tina Eck will guide participants through the exploration of the rich and predominantly aural tradition of Irish music. The curriculum includes learning Irish tunes by ear, encompassing jigs, reels, hornpipes, and polkas. Participants will delve into various aspects such as fingering, ornamentation, breath control, intonation, basic repertoire, and receive listening recommendations.


To participate, attendees are required to bring their Irish flute or tin whistle in the key of D, along with a recording device to capture the melodic journey. The class spans 10 sessions, providing ample time for skill development and musical exploration.

Tuition: The cost of the class is $240, in addition to a $15 registration fee for Glen Echo Park.

Whether you’re looking to expand your repertoire or delve into the captivating world of Irish music, this class offers a unique opportunity for advanced beginners to enhance their skills and immerse themselves in the rich musical heritage of Ireland. Join Tina Eck and fellow enthusiasts for a musical adventure at the Washington Conservatory of Music.


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