John McSherry

is creating Whistle & Uilleann Pipe music videos, tutorials & lessons

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PIPES COURSE (1) -- Beginners

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$27.50
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6 month long intensive course:
(in concert D)

  • Exclusive access to beginners tutorial videos. An intensive course with 6 lengthy videos in total (1 per month) starting with the very basics (setting up, positioning, fingering, scales, note articulation, exercises etc), going right through from simple slow tunes to faster more complex jigs & polkas with essential ornamentation such as cuts, short cuts, taps & rolls. Featuring over a dozen tune learning lessons (from 'Dawning of the Day & 'The South Wind' to 'The Rambling Pitchfork' & 'Morrison's Jig') with basic ABC notation, dozens of exercises and loads of technique, this course will have you playing in no time at all.
  • Exclusive access to help, advice and resource information.
  • Patreon posts and feed
  • Help, advice and resource information
  • Beginners tutorial videos
  • Occasional video uploads - solo, duet, behind the scenes etc
  • Competition prize gift - Album or book

WHISTLE COURSE (1) -- Beginners

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$27.50
per month

6 month long intensive course:(in concert D)
  • Exclusive access to beginners tutorial videos on Low Whistle. An intensive course with 6 lengthy videos in total (1 per month) starting with the very basics (hand positioning, fingering, tonguing, scales, note articulation, exercises etc), going right through from simple slow tunes to faster more complex jigs and polkas with essential ornamentation such as cuts, short cuts, taps & rolls. Featuring over a dozen tune learning lessons (from 'Dawning of the Day' & 'Roddy McCorley' to 'The Rambling Pitchfork' & Morrison's) with basic ABC notation, dozens of exercises and loads of technique, this course will have you playing in no time at all.
  • Exclusive access to help, advice and resource information.

  • Patreon posts and feed
  • Help, advice and resource information
  • Beginners tutorial videos
  • Competition prize gift - Album or book
  • Occasional video uploads - solo, duet, behind the scenes etc

WHISTLE COURSE (2) -- Improvers

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$30
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6 month long intensive course: (in concert D)
  • Exclusive access to improver tutorial videos on Low Whistle. An intensive course with 6 lengthy videos in total (1 per month). Following on from the last Beginners tutorial, this course features over a dozen more complex tune learning lessons (from 'The Wind that Shakes the Barley' & 'Merrily Kissed the Quaker' to 'The Slide from Grace') and more complex technique such as rolls, graces, double graces, bounces, slides, rolls & cuts, rolls & taps, short rolls, crans, triplets, vibrato & more - basically everything you need to know is in this course. Dramatically improve your playing within months.

  • Patreon posts and feed
  • Help, advice and resource information
  • Improver tutorial videos
  • Competition prize gift - Album or book
  • Occasional video uploads - solo, duet, behind the scenes etc

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About John McSherry

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Next term for the courses begins March 1st. The course tiers will become available for patrons to join on March 1st.
The 'Advanced Tune Learning' and 'Advanced Skype' tiers are on-going and are open for subscription continuously.



If you are interested in learning to play the Uilleann Pipes or Low Whistle, then this might just be the place for you. There are courses here for everybody, from absolute beginners to the more advanced. You can also combine courses if you are interested in learning both instruments. This is an excellent time to be part of an on-line community dedicated to Uilleann Piping and Whistle playing. Take a look at the tiers, see what John is offering and don't miss this opportunity to join in and learn from one of the best in the business.


SOME PATRON TESTIMONIALS:

"I would highly recommend these courses by John McSherry for anyone who is serious about whistle playing/uilleann piping. Extremely well presented and methodical... It's all about getting into the rhythm and groove of playing and contains many useful exercises and demonstrations of ornamentation...Can't recommend enough as a resource and you'll see how much good focussed practice can do for your playing! If someone said to you Cristiano Ronaldo was giving football lessons you'd jump at the thought! Well - this is a golden opportunity to learn from a true Master of his craft... Get on it folks."
Martin Laird
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"Each tutorial brings a concrete and pedagogical approach to the tunes, enlightening on their particularities and allowing everyone to follow his/her own rhythm in the progression. There is a perfect balance between the decomposition of the melodic phrases and the demonstration of their technical aspects, also revealing the specific style of each dance – through ornamentations, rhythms and ludic exercises. So that each month, the motivation gets higher and higher, never fading after the course. All the explanations are very clear, even for non-native English speakers. Virtual and real learning at the same time!"
Elise Foliard
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“I'd been playing whistle for about 9 months when i started the course. John’s course helped me to realise where i needed to improve my playing and how to do it. The exercises I learned helped me become much more familiar with the whistle and with rhythm. And they helped me make my ornaments much clearer and and snappier. I really enjoyed learning the tunes, and watching John’s exhibition videos. As John says, “it’s all about the groove!”
bwwhistle
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"The last 6 months tutorials had so much to offer! With the tunes and exercises it was a real pleasure to practice and realising my piping getting more lively (with more bite!) The foot tapping and the crans still keep me busy . Many thanks for those wonderful lessons."
Liz Inoz
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John McSherry has been a major figure in Irish/Celtic music for over twenty years now and is hailed as one of the finest exponents of the art of Uilleann Piping in the world today -- "a true master" -- Irish Music Magazine. 

A founder member of top trad bands Lúnasa, Tamalin and Donal Lunny's ground-breaking supergroup Coolfin in the 1990s, John has subsequently produced an array of critically acclaimed and innovative albums, both solo and collaborative, including his latest album, 'The Seven Suns'. His piping has featured on many film and TV soundtracks including, 'There You'll Find me', 'Waking Ned Devine' and 'This Is My Father' and he has twice been the recipient of an IMA award as well as being nominated for 'Musician of the Year' at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. He is also co-author of the book 'The Wheels of the World' - 300 years of Uilleann Pipers’ which was released in the Autumn of 2015.

John has performed all over the world on many of the great stages, from the Royal Albert Hall to Glastonbury Festival and is widely admired on the Irish traditional scene as an offstage character and an onstage magician. He is a prolific composer, producer, arranger and an established studio session musician of world class renown, recording and performing with everyone from Clannad and Sinéad O'Connor to Rod Stewart, Nanci Griffiths, and The Corrs. John continues to push the boundaries of Irish music with his current bands Ulaid, At First Light and The Olllam.

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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 23 exclusive posts
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Videos

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