Learn to play Tin-whistle, Recorder or Guitar
Julie Ryng and her sisters have produced a wonderful set of books, CDs and DVDs which can be used for teaching and learning the Tin Whistle, Recorder and Guitar. Each publication has an accompanying professionally produced CD or DVD to enhance the learner’s efforts and provide a solid and satisfying accompaniment to the music. You do not need to be a music specialist to learn and teach the Tin Whistle, Guitar or Recorder using these approaches: indeed many teachers have learned along with their classes! The low price of the books ensures that every pupil can have a copy of their own. This will enable them to work at their own pace also encourage parents who may wish to engage with their music homework – or even learn to play an instrument themselves!
Julie Ryng is a Primary school teacher with an ALCM Diploma in Music. She was awarded Master in Education with Leeds University in 2002. Julie has taught classes at all levels in Primary School. During the course of her career she has led many bands, choirs and dramatic productions, and her pupils have participated in concerts and competitive events.
Julie co-wrote Whistle A While with Mary Mc Auliffe (Ryng) in the 90’s. This much acclaimed tin-whistle tutor presents tonic solfa notes over staff notation. In response to demand created by the implementation of the revised primary curriculum, Julie produced Whistle Along, which is a tin whistle tutor that uses a staff notation approach. Because of further demand for her work in this area, Julie compiled Melodies in D, a collection of 30 tunes suitable for the repertoire and ability level of Primary school children. Julie’s most recent work involves collaboration with Nina Garvey in the production of Strum Along.