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This course is aimed at the absolute beginner flute player. It begins with a series of six free lessons then progresses through to the twelve main subscription lessons. How to hold the instrument with proper hand, lip..
This course is aimed at the flautist who already knows how to play the flute but who wants to improve on the basic foundations of their playing. These foundations include ornamentation, tone, intonation and breath.
This course has been designed to follow on from Kirsten's previous course titled 'Flute Foundations'. The aim of the course is to take flute players whom have already mastered the basics of tone production, ornamentation..
Irish Flute Skills
Irish Flute Skills is Kirsten's third OAIM flute course. The lessons are designed to follow on from her previous courses Flute Foundations and Flute Progressions. She continues to explore..
Fleadh Tunes for the Flute
This course will feature dance tunes and slow airs that are suitable for competition playing. With regard to dance tunes there will be a progression through ornamentation, variation, phrasing, articulation, tempo, rhythm..
Advanced Irish Flute technique
The course 'Advanced Flute Technique' is aimed at the more experienced flute learner. In it, Kevin guides the student through a myriad of cranns, rolls, triplets, back-stitch triplets, key-work and cuts...
Expert Irish Flute Technique
The course 'Expert Irish Flute Technique' is aimed at the more advanced flute player who would like to specifically target and develop technique in the context of ten tunes. Students will address ornamentation..
Flute Basics - Free Lesson 1
This is an introductory lesson for the Irish flute course ‘Flute Basics’. Hand, finger.. Read More
Flute Basics - Free Lesson 2
In this lesson Steph will teach the scale of G on the flute. Read More
Flute Basics - Free Lesson 3
In this lesson, Steph will teach the tune ‘Tripping to the Well’ in G major.Read More
Flute Basics - Free Lesson 4
Steph will focus solely on breathing and articulation in this lesson.Read More
Flute Basics - Free Lesson 5
In this lesson, Steph will focus on how to gain clarity of tone for both the low and high notes.Read More
Flute Basics - Free Lesson 6
In this lesson, Steph will teach a simple tune in the key of D major called ‘The Rattlin' Bog’.Read More
The Fisherman's Slip Jig
This lesson is the first from the 'Flute Foundations' course. Kirsten Allstaff teaches the tune phrase by phrase with focus on the ornament - the cut. Read More
Micho Russell's Reel
This reel is the first lesson from 'Flute Progressions' Kirsten focuses on ways of strengthening the G roll. Read More
The Fair Haired Boy
Majella Bartley will go through the tune phrase by phrase, demonstrating rolls, cuts, taps, bounces and variation.
The Holly Bush
In this lesson, Kirsten will teach a Jig in G major called 'The Holly Bush'. She will discuss and demonstrate... Read More
The Quakers Wife
In this introductory lesson to the course 'Advanced Irish Flute Technique', Kevin teaches the jig 'The Quaker's Wife', with particular focus on articulation from 'the glottal stop'. Read More
Willie Coleman's Jig
In this lesson Niall will teach the well known Jig called 'Willie Coleman's'. The focus of this lesson will be on the abundant use of small ornaments - namely short rolls, bounces, Read More
Welcome to OAIM
Online Academy of Irish Music
- Would you like to become a better musician or singer?
- Are you on the path to mastering your instrument but need some top technique tips?
- Or are you interested in beginning a journey into Irish music and want to get off to a great start?
- Do you have a busy life style and find it hard to fit in the time to drive to weekly music lessons or are there no Irish music teachers in your area?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you have come to the right place!
Born in Birmingham, England to parents from Miltown Malbay, Co Clare, Kevin Crawford’s early life was sound-tracked by the resonance of the lively traditional music scene in the midlands city...[Read More]
Kirsten was introduced to both Classical and Irish music as a child. Unlike Classical, Irish music deeply resonates with her. She loves the social and casual aspects of the Irish music tradition and community as much as the music itself.… [Read More]
Bringing a sweet, soulful yet energetic air to her music, Steph is a vibrant and versatile musician who officially debuted on the scene in 2009 with the release of her critically acclaimed album, The Open Road..[Read More]
All Ireland champion flute player, Majella Bartley, hails from Corcaghan in Co. Monaghan. She is a respected flute and fiddle teacher… [Read More]
Dr Niall Keegan was born in the south east of England and began playing Irish traditional flute at an early age amongst the community of first and second generation musicians in and around London. .[Read More]