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McNeela Music Instruments, founded by Paraic McNeela and Irish family owned and operated to this day, is a brand with a deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of fellow musicians. Paraic established McNeela Music Instruments over 40 years ago with a dedication to providing exceptional instruments. McNeela Music continues to thrive as a brand driven by the love and appreciation for music.
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We understand that music knows no boundaries. That's why we offer Priority Shipping to the US, UK, Europe and Rest of World at a reduced rate, to bring our exceptional musical instruments and accessories to musicians around the globe. No matter where you are, you can enjoy the convenience of shopping with us and having your chosen items carefully delivered to your doorstep.
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At McNeela Music, our commitment to our customers goes far beyond the initial purchase. We believe in providing world-class after-sales service to ensure that your experience with our musical instruments is nothing short of exceptional. From the moment you choose McNeela Music, you become part of our musical community, and we are dedicated to supporting you at every step of the way. Got a Question? Ask it here and we’ll respond very quickly!
"John has developed an extraordinary method which has you learning fast but without compromising technique and style. I can safely say that if you follow these Irish whistle lessons, you’ll have all the tools you need to join any Irish session, anywhere." - David Hayes
Three bespoke Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced whistle courses
30 immersive traditional Irish whistle lessons
World class whistle tuition with John O’Brien of Riverdance
Unique Sound First Framework learning method
Irish session experience with our Session Practice Player
Comprehensive session repertoire with 26 session tunes
Access to exclusive bonus materials
Complete preparation for joining an Irish session with confidence
Fully Portable - you can learn whenever and wherever suits you
“Just enrolled in this course and am blown away at the thought that has gone into the structure and the points covered, this is not just another online course. I take a lot of online courses in different subjects and this one is very impressive” -M. O’Donnell
Have you always wanted to master the Irish tin whistle but don’t know where to start? Do you want to walk into a session and wow everyone with your playing?
Here at McNeela Instruments we want all our customers to reach their full potential and be the best musicians they can be. That’s why we’ve put together a brand new online series of Irish tin whistle lessons that will take you from absolute beginner to being session ready in just ten weeks.
Learn to play Ireland’s favourite musical instrument in a fun, relaxed environment. This tried and tested method of ‘sound before symbol’ makes learning a breeze.
“Each lesson seems to be just the right amount of material and time… The tin whistle and lessons have been a bright spot in my life during this pandemic”-D. Doak
When it comes to learning music, you can’t beat the expert guidance of an experienced teacher.
'I've developed a unique teaching method called the Sound First Framework based on my extensive experience both as a teacher and a professional musician and I can’t wait to share it with you and watch you grow into a fully fledged traditional Irish musician.' - John O'Brien
John O'Brien hails from one of Ireland’s most prominent musical families. Immersed in the culture from birth, he grew up surrounded by traditional Irish music and began playing the tin whistle at a young age. Today, John is regarded as one of the greatest Irish tin whistle players in the world.
John has toured extensively in the US, Europe and Japan and has performed in venues from Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall in New York to The Apollo Theatre in London and the National Theatre of Ireland. In 1997 he joined the cast of Riverdance, going on to perform with the iconic show on Broadway.
In addition to being a celebrated solo artist and a skilled whistle maker, John is also a qualified primary school teacher and has delivered workshops and masterclasses in traditional Irish music all over the world.
What better way to learn than under the instruction of an experienced teacher who is also a seasoned professional? Draw on John's decades of experience and lifelong immersion in traditional Irish music. Under his expert guidance you too can become a master tin whistle player.
"I enjoy John's teaching style. Easy going and like hanging out with John. All we need is a pint!" - K. Bloss
What You'll Learn
This complete lessons package caters for three levels - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Our Ultimate Tin Whistle Course will teach you everything you need to know about the Irish tin whistle:
Our Beginner Course will equip you with all the skills and tools you need to sound good right from your very first note. In fact, you’ll be session ready in just ten weeks! Learn everything you need to know about the tin whistle, including basic technique and ornamentation and your first six session tunes.
Our Intermediate Course promises to help you unlock your inner musician. Develop your musicianship skills, unlock musical literacy, master advanced ornamentation and of course, learn the best session tunes going. After just ten short weeks, you won’t even recognise your playing!
Finally, for the truly motivated, there’s our Advanced Course. These lessons are suitable for even the most experienced whistle players - we guarantee you’ll learn something new! The final series in our tin whistle course will transform you into a master tin whistle player, while challenging you in fun and exciting ways.
These lessons will give you access to a treasure trove of information. You’ll discover the tricks of the trade as John draws on his vast knowledge and experience as a professional musician and shares his insider knowledge.
Best of all, you can learn entirely at your own pace. Press pause, replay - you’re in full control. Set your own schedule and learn anywhere, any time.
Learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home. Your experienced teacher creates a friendly, relaxed environment, making the learning process highly enjoyable for players of all ages.
Traditional Irish musicians are renowned for their musical ear. Follow the Sound First Framework and you too can develop your aural skills. Soon, you’ll be the envy of musicians the world over.
Follow a structured course that builds on each previous lesson. Increase your cognitive and motor skills through recap and repetition. Grasp new concepts easily as John provides you with the building blocks you need for learning.
Each new skill is reinforced with a specially tailored practice exercise designed to help you develop muscle memory and commit tunes and techniques to memory.
“Love the lessons and appreciate the progression. I carry a whistle in my car and practice when waiting. I also appreciate the pace, the additional and supplemental materials and the ability to print the music so I can take it with me”-B. Leslie
Transform Your Playing
Challenge yourself to become the best tin whistle player you can be and we’ll help you every step of the way. We guarantee that these tin whistle lessons will equip you with all the necessary skills and tools you need to sound good right from your very first note.
Now imagine how good you’ll sound upon completing the entire course!
We’ll help you to establish a good practice routine that will help you reach the next stage of playing in record time.
This course is the perfect introduction not only to the tin whistle but also to the world of traditional Irish music. Allow us to immerse you in the rich history and culture of the music of our ancestors. You’ll be welcomed with open arms into this musical community.
Follow our expert guidance and experience a musical transformation like no other.
So, whether the destination is your local Irish music session or Carnegie Hall, let us help you get there.
Get the Full Irish Session Experience
Even more exciting, these lessons include access to our exclusive Session Player which allows you to play along with other instruments at your desired tempo.
You have full control over what you hear.
The Session Player offers a bespoke Irish session experience, allowing you to play along entirely at your own pace with the instruments of your choosing. So you can get the full Irish session experience right from the word go!
McNeela Music was founded by Paraic McNeela, an Irish musician and enthusiast with a passion for providing high-quality musical instruments and accessories.
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Yes, McNeela Music ships worldwide, allowing musicians from different countries to enjoy their products and services. McNeela Music offers fast shipping to the United States, United Kingdom, and Rest of the world at a reduced rate, ensuring prompt delivery to customers around the globe.
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What is the return policy at McNeela Music?
At McNeela Music, we strive to provide our customers with high-quality musical instruments and accessories. We offer a 30-day “Try-At-Home” return policy. We take great care in ensuring that our products are in excellent condition and carefully packed before being shipped.
Are the products at McNeela Music suitable for beginners?
Yes, McNeela Music caters to musicians of all skill levels, including beginners. They offer instruments and resources specifically designed to support newcomers on their musical journey.
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