Here are some of the things people have said about Bev’s teaching.

“LOVED my whistle lesson today. Learning ‘Farewell to Uist’ for the next couple of weeks. Cannot recommend Bev enough. Everyone should be learning whistle!”

Rowan – online whistle student

“I recommend Bev whelan… she’s ace and a real good egg too!”

Madeline – whistle student

“It takes very little courage to be in a lesson with her. She’s so nice and teaches people of all abilities. If anything, she’ll build your confidence with the techniques she teaches you.”

Vicky – online whistle student

“She is really a wonderful teacher.”

Pietro – online whistle student

“The tutor – Bev Whelan was superb. The music was excellent. She gave us so much inspiration it was amazing. COULD NOT BE BETTERED. My thanks.”

Janet – workshop participant, Folkus residential weekend

“I’ve now been learning with Bev for about 18 months and it’s just been great. Bev is such a helpful and positive teacher, taking lessons at my speed and providing notes and recordings to help me practice between lessons.  At the start I really didn’t know if I could learn but each lesson has helped me improve. If anyone is thinking about learning the whistle then do contact Bev – she is an outstanding teacher.”

Charlie – retired OFSTED inspector, online student

“I thought you ran a super workshop – great for the vast difference of abilities that were there.”

David – workshop participant, Ireby Festival

“Thank you again for yesterday – the lesson and your performance were definitely highlights of my day. I’ve woken up feeling inspired and have been on the Internet looking at whistles.”

Caroline – workshop participant, Ireby Festival

“Bev got me off to a great start with Irish music when I was a teenage flute player, living in Dundee. Bev is a great teacher and amazing flute player. She has lots of patience and advice, but most importantly, her love of Irish traditional music and flute playing is so strong. This is contagious and inspired me to keep going with Irish music. It’s been 23 years, and I’m still playing!”

Kirsten Allstaff – Director and Founder of The Online Academy of Irish Music

“Bev became active in Leicester’s Irish Studies Workshop, based at Soar Valley Community College. She taught traditional music to adults most successfully for three years… a gifted flautist and concertina player… inspired a whole section of Leicester’s Irish musicians.”

Nessan Danaher – Director, Irish Studies Workshop