teaching whistle to school children
On Thursday I will be demonstrating whistles and flutes to groups of school children. I was told at one time that all Irish children are taught the whistle and I wanted to speak to that. Can someone help me with a few question?
1…Is it true? assuming that it is true…
2…At what age is the whistle taught?
3…Is the teaching done according to some national or regional curriculum or is it locally controlled?
4…What tunes are taught?
5…Is the skill graded?
6…Is historical context taught?
Any information would really help me…and I’m really curious about this. Thanks, thanks, thanks.