Tin Whistle for Beginners

The tin whistle is the perfect instrument for anyone starting out on a music learning journey.

Led by Sam Partridge

Sam will introduce you to the whistle, teach you the basics, and have you playing the traditional Irish tune ‘The Kerry Polka’ in no time.

This course is taught on the ‘D’ tin whistle. A tin whistle, also known as a penny whistle, can be purchased online for under £10.

A compelling and innovative musician, Sam Partridge is a multi-instrumentalist primarily heard performing on the Concert Timber Flute or English Concertina. Specialising in traditional music from across the British Isles, Sam plays in an eclectic variety of ensembles performing at festivals and venues throughout the UK and abroad. Sam is also a highly skilled and committed educator, recently appointed as Artistic Director of the National Youth Folk Ensemble.

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Lesson 1


Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4


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