Tuition

Bev can teach Irish tin whistle, Irish ‘six hole’ flute, and is also able to teach Irish music on the Boehm (metal) flute. She can teach by Skype for those at a distance.

Bev teaches primarily ‘by ear’, which is the traditional method she learned herself. This involves breaking music down into easily digestible chunks, and progressing and improving at the speed of the learner. This means it would be helpful to have a method of recording tunes handy if you have lessons with Bev; otherwise she can record tunes for you onto MP3.

Bev can teach all ages and abilities, and is used to working with those who are new to playing music, with whom she is a sympathetic and patient teacher. She is also able to give intermediate and advanced lessons to musicians who can already play, but would like to improve their technique and Irish style.

Bev is available to teach Irish tin whistle and flute in the following ways:


Private/one-to-one

Bev can deliver private one-to-one tuition in her home in the Greaves area of Lancaster. Times will be by mutual agreement, and can be potentially during the daytime, evening or at weekends subject to mutual availability.

Whilst Bev prefers to teach in her own home, she will consider travelling to your home (or other suitable location) as long as it is easily accessible from her location on foot or by public transport.

Prices for Face-to-Face Tuition:

  • One-to-one tuition at Bev’s home: £20.00 per hour.
  • One-to-one tuition at your home: £25.00 per hour.

Interested in this? Then contact Bev


Skype

Bev is able to teach you over Skype no matter where you are in the world. Times will be by mutual agreement, allowing for different timezones and subject to availability. Recognising the particular challenges of virtual teaching, Bev is able to provide a reasonable amount of additional advice via email and telephone (where appropriate) in-between Skype sessions.

You will need a fast internet connection, and a PC/laptop/tablet with a functioning front-facing camera, microphone and speakers. You will need to install Skype and provide your Skype username to Bev. Bev will arrange an initial Skype meet-up for you, at no charge, to ensure the connection is suitable and to enable you to ask any questions before you begin your lessons.

Payment for Skype tuition will be by Paypal in advance.

Prices for Skype Tuition:

  • £20.00 per hour

Bev’s fees are charged in U.K. Pounds. If a currency exchange is necessary, there may be an additional charge to cover costs.

Interested in this? Then contact Bev


Classes and Workshops

Bev currently teaches various workshops. These include tin whistle and flute workshops, and also Irish tunes classes for all instruments.

Details of forthcoming workshops Bev is teaching at can be found on the Upcoming Workshops page of this site.

As well as workshops, Bev has previously taught college classes in Irish music, given talks and music demonstrations in schools, and has delivered workshops and summer schools for Folkworks, Folkus and a variety of other organisations/festivals.

If you would like to book Bev to teach classes or workshops, please contact her on the contact form provided to discuss rates etc.

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