One of my passions is playing and teaching Irish traditional music on the Irish flute and tin whistle. This passion took me and my wife Deborah to live in Ireland in 05/06 while I earned my masters degree in Irish traditional music performance on the Irish flute from the University of Limerick. My online training library is the brainchild of a thought I had while living there.
Most of us don’t have the luxury of living down the road from an excellent Irish flute or tin whistle instructor. It’s one thing if you live in Ireland, New York, Boston or Chicago; if you live in the Netherlands or North Carolina, you’re mostly out of luck. My online training library bridges the gap by bringing my personal instruction to you through this website.
The aim of my bodhrán course is to equip you with all the tools necessary to develop into a masterful player. While there are various ways to play the bodhrán, I teach the double-ended/Kerry method as it is the most popular and my primary playing style as well.
The great thing about learning via my online platform is that you can access my lessons anytime, anywhere. In person lessons are great – especially for feedback & critique; the nice thing about learning through this system is that you can pause, rewind and skip as needed so that you can progress at your own pace.
Happy students say it all.
“Blayne’s course is the best I’ve seen. It allows you to learn at your own pace so it’s great for all skill levels. It’s like being at a real lesson.”
“As an experienced player of many years, I found exercises that helped me develop my tone and breathing further. Lovely selection of tunes!”
“I’m now able to play at an advanced level after taking your online course for just a year. You’ve helped make a lifelong dream come true!”
“Blayne’s method is really easy to follow. Thrilled to be part of Blayne’s class and recommend it to anyone interested in learning the Irish flute or tin whistle.”
“Feels like I have an instructor live in my house with me. I especially like the easy navigation, the clear and concise explanations and wonderful tune library!”