Teaching

Christina has been teaching tin whistle and flute for over a decade.  She has experience teaching children and adults of all ages and levels through private one-to-one lessons, group lessons, workshops, Skype lessons, and corporate events. 

Private lessons

If you would like to arrange an in-person lesson, please get in touch by filling in the application form in the 'contact' section

To arrange a Skype lesson, please book a time that suits you on my scheduling page by clicking here or by filling in the form below.

Group lessons

Christina currently teaches group tin whistle classes at the Irish Arts Center in NYC during the fall, winter, and spring terms. Registration for the Fall Term is now closed, but you can read more about my classes on the Irish Arts Center's website by following the links below: 

Tin Whistle I: Introduction to tin whistle (total beginners)

Tin Whistle II: Beginners with some experience

Tin Whistle III: Advanced Beginners 

Winter term starts up on Monday, January 28th 2019.

Student Quotes

"Christina is my tin whistle teacher at the Irish Arts Center in NYC. I just finished my second semester with her, and I couldn’t be happier! Christina is engaging, patient, funny and altogether an effective teacher. Emphasis on the patient. ðŸ˜‰" - Barbara Parry Fox

"I took Christina's Tin Whistle 1 class through the Irish Arts Center and enjoyed it very much. We learned five really nice songs, some I was familiar with and some that were new to me, and she is a very good teacher--patient and knowledgeable." - Edward Dickman

"I have been taking whistle lessons with Christina for several terms at Irish Arts Center and she is an excellent teacher. She can both perform and teach. Her performance credentials from the past include 2007 All-Ireland Fleadh senior winner in Flute - Slow Airs. Most recently, she is alternate Flute-whistle player in the NY City, Broadway musical "Come From Away." Not all great performers are also great teachers but Christina is one of them. I would say her greatest assets are her encouraging manner and her ability to be aware of how a student is doing (even when it is a group lesson). The latter allows her to offer corrections as needed." - Brian Wrynn

Teaching Resume

 

Irish Arts Center, Manhattan, NYC: tin whistle tutor. 2016-present.

Irish Arts Center, Manhattan, NYC: masterclasses. 2017-present.

Catskills Irish Arts Week, NY: tin whistle tutor. 2018. 

Catskills Irish Arts Week Fall Series, NY: tin whistle tutor. 2017.

Facebook, Dublin: tin whistle workshop facilitator. 2015.

Fáilte Ireland, Dublin: tin whistle workshop facilitator. 2015.

Ceoltóirí Chluain Tarbh, Dublin: flute tutor. 2014-2015.

St. Patrick's College of Education, Drumcondra, Dublin: music tutor (intro to Irish traditional music). 2015.

University College Dublin, School of Music: teaching assistant (music, culture & society), tutor (music theory), and guest lecturer (Irish traditional music scene in Dublin city). 2014-2015.

Ceol Aneas, Nelson, New Zealand: tin whistle tutor. 2014.

Goderich Celtic Roots Festival, Ontario, Canada: flute and slow airs tutor. 2011 & 2012.

Scoil Éigse Summer School, Cavan: flute tutor. 2010 & 2011; slow airs masterclass 2011.

Le Bono Winter School, Brittany, France: flute tutor. 2010.

Trinity College Dublin Trad Soc. Flute Teacher. 2008 & 09. 

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. Tin whistle, flute, and grúpa ceoil tutor at various branches in Dublin, Wicklow, and Limerick. 2005-2016.