Craigie Whistlers Whistle Classes
The Craigie Whistlers is a well-established adult's daytime class in Penny Whistle at Craigroyston Community School in Edinburgh (How to get there). We're offering two levels of tuition at present:
Discontinued | Tutor: Nigel Gatherer
Learn to play the penny whistle from scratch. Beginners can come for half an hour tuition with tutor Nigel Gatherer. Once you have attained a certain level, you will be encouraged to join in with the Improvers group at 10.30am. Until then, we will build up a repertoire of well-known Scottish tunes such as The Skye Boat Song, The Uist Tramping Song, Bluebells of Scotland and many more. You should have a penny whistle in the key of D, available from any music shop.
10.30-11.30am | Tutor: Nigel Gatherer
For those who have learned the basics of playing the penny whistle, this is a group in which you reach the next step. Start to learn more challenging tunes, and expand the limits of your musical knowledge. You should have a penny whistle in the key of D, available from any music shop. Low D whistles welcome. Class schedule.
11.30am-12.30pm | Tutor: Nigel Gatherer
For those who have been playing the penny whistle for at least two years.Start to learn more challenging tunes, explore decorative techniques and expand the limits of your musical knowledge. You should have a penny whistle in the key of D, available from any music shop. Low D whistles welcome. Class schedule.
Craigie Whistlers are a friendly, welcoming group of (mostly) mature years. If you have any further questions about the classes or about the penny whistle, please ask (email me).
- Through Community Education at Craigroyston Community School (email them), tel
0131 538 7285, or just turn up at the class and we'll get you sorted.