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
Traditional English Language Song
Most of the songs taught in this course are from the Irish folk song tradition, with a few exceptions from the English and Scottish traditions...
Popular Irish Pub Songs
Ever wanted to learn some popular Irish songs? Do you have a guitar kicking around the house in need of a strum? If so, Jon's course is just for you! Learn how to accompany some of Irelands best known folk..
Free Song Lesson - 'Love is Teasing'
In this lesson, Muireann talks about the 'chest' voice that is used in Irish traditional singing. She teaches the song phrase by phrase and explains the ornamentation she is using. Read More
This is the first introductory lesson of the course 'Popular Irish Pub Songs'. Jon will teach the well known Irish song 'Will Ye Go Lassie Go' 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!
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh
TG4, Gradam Ceoil 2011 winner, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, grew up immersed in the vibrant West-Kerry tradition with its wild dance music, soulful slow airs and many beautiful songs. Her father, a fiddler, would bring her to music sessions from a young age. There she began to play music on the flute and tin-whistle and to sing sean-nós songs, learning…[Read More]
Jon O’Connell is a musician who has been active on the Irish music scene for close to fifteen years. From Miltown Malbay, Co.Clare, Jon is still based in this area, where the traditions of Irish music are strong and music sessions are commonplace.[Read More]