The Tin Whistle is a wonderful little instrument we can utilize to teach children the beginnings of note reading and the grammar of music.
I hear so many groans from tutors and parents, however, when week 7 (the dreaded start of the tin whistle) rolls around.
With my background as an elementary music teacher I am here to offer help and support!
I taught MANY years of recorders and tin whistles and have a few tips that can help you get started.
(I even LIKE the tin whistle!)
I believe it all boils down to a few simple rules, techniques, and a little bit of motivation.
Learning about the tin whistle can be FUN, ENGAGING, and doesn't have to require a bottle of Advil to make it through the "music" our little ones will be producing!
Watch the video below to learn a few songs I've come up with to help teach children the GRAMMAR of the tin whistle.
I've also created a 10 Commandments of the Tin Whistle as a lighthearted way to help with classroom management and make some of the tin whistle concepts fun.