Student Reviews

Ian Stock

Working through these ornaments was priceless help

"Many thanks to you guys: Majella's course has taught me virtually everything - just working through those ornaments was priceless help. And the lessons are cunningly well graded to make you work at situations that are just difficult enough, but not too much. Good teacher!"

Ian Stock - Colchester, England

Anabel Martínez

A great opportunity for people who live in places where Irish music is not popular.

"I´m delighted with this course because it´s a great opportunity for people especially like me who live in places where the Irish traditional music is not very popular. Thanks to all the people that make OAIM possible and the group of great professional tutors. I hope to share with all of you my progress and my concerns about the music that I love so much - Irish Traditional Music."

Anabel Martínez - Valencia, Spain

Simon Graham

[OAIM has] saved me so much hassle, time and money!

"I absolutely love this online school. It's saved me so much hassle, time and money. It's especially good for me being on the move all the time. Thanks to you, I am now playing the Irish bouzouki and flute, now I hope to learn the fiddle."

 

Simon Graham - Co. Antrim, Ireland

Jon Wooldridge

Fine folks in customer service!

"First, let me thank you for the very prompt and effective response to my request yesterday … Fine folks in customer service can have as much to do with maintaining a patron's membership as the quality of the web site's content.Compliments to the entire team at OAIM.  I dabble with all the music listed, except banjo and accordion, and find the time spent with OAIM sessions very rewarding."

 

Jon Wooldridge - Kansas, USA

Ian Wilson

OAIM provides a well-structured and progressive approach to technique and ornamentation

"The OAIM's Flute Foundations course with Kirsten Allstaff is probably  the best wooden flute tuition I have come  across (and thats compared with private lessons and group workshops).    As well as some great tunes, it provides a well-structured and progressive approach to technique and ornamentation. Thoroughly recommended!"

Ian Wilson, Edinburgh - Scotland

Xaquin Facal

The effort you make to present the tunes step by step

"There are lots of tunes to learn and I like the selection in both [flute]courses –I'm working the first lessons, and it's very rewarding to see how I'm getting on, that's in part due to the hard work you've done and the effort you make to present the tunes step by step, in a very helpful way, so thank you very much."

Xaquín Facal, Spain

Andy O'Sullivan

This site is a treasure.

"Go raibh míle maith agat, Ernestine. I really like your lessons and your overall presentation has helped big time. This site is a treasure. Keep up the good work."

Andy O'Sullivan - Kenmare, Ireland

Patti Hughes

You have helped me consciously correct some of my bad habits!

"I am LOVING your instruction and so very glad that I have subscribed to lessons with OAIM ! You have also helped me consciously correct some of my bad habits."

Patti Hughes - Michigan, USA

Geoff Packe

Bouzouki course - is just right!

"The construction and pace of Billy Mag Fhloinn's bouzouki course is just right, from the point of view of a complete beginner like myself."

Geoff Packe - UK

Thanks to OAIM I can increase my repertoire and improve my technique.

"I have been playing, teaching and performing Irish music for over 25 years. Where I live now there are no other Irish musicians around to play with. Thanks to OAIM I can increase my repertoire and improve my technique on my own - cause if you don't use it you lose it"

Mike Muldoon
OAIM Student, Vancouver, Canada

Thank you for this great resource!

"The site and it is everything we hoped it would be... and more! Majella Bartley, the tutor, is an amazing instructor. After viewing only half of the free lesson, we signed up for the entire series. Thank you for this great resource! "

Amanda Stephens - Minnesota, USA

Your lessons are great, very clear and well explained.

"Ernestine, there is no teacher in France for the anglo concertina and I am very happy to have finally found you ! Your lessons are great, very clear and well explained. Thank you very much!"

Jean-Philippe - France

Its actually fun to practice now.

"Just wanted to let you know how much these lessons are improving my technique. Although i've been playing wooden flute for two years i still consider myself a beginner... and without realizing it, i was developing some bad habits. Seems like i was spending as much time trying to figure out how to interpret ornamentation from books and write down the "notes" as i was actually playing them!?
Since finding you guys, i have stopped writing everything down and instead, will just watch you play slowly through a tune. This has REALLY freed me up... guess i was making things harder than they had to be. Its actually fun to practice now. The more i practice, the more fun it is, and the more fun it is the more i play."

Pat - Minnesota