Lessons and Workshops
Laura offers private lessons, classes and workshops on Irish and Scottish music, on flute, whistle, Scottish smallpipes and traditional song.
LESSONS are conducted from her home studio in St. Paul, MN. Beginners are welcome, and new students of all ages may begin at any time. Traditional repertoire, styles, techniques and lore - as gleaned from many years in Irish and Scottish music - are passed on with great care and expertise through Laura's instruction.
A hands-on musical experience, suitable for beginners, on a type of instrument central to traditional Irish music. Students enjoy an introduction to the tin whistle, while learning what makes Irish music sound "Irish." (Tin whistles in the key of D are required, available for a "materials" fee.)
Irish Flute and Whistle Techniques and Style ~ Suitable for modern or wooden flutes, whistles in D, intermediate level players.
Irish and Scottish Repertoire ~ Various types of Irish and Scottish dance tunes and airs. Can include a foray into Galician, Asturian and Breton repertoire.
Scottish Music ~ Scottish tune workshops covering all the regions of Scotland, for all melody instruments.
Scottish Songs ~ Songs in Scots, English and Scots Gaelic: ballads, lyric songs, chorus songs, humorous songs, Scots Gaelic mouth music as well.
For more Workshops, see the School and Community Programs page.