TIN WHISTLE Young students can produce a sound almost immediately on the Tin Whistle, the instrument is small, inexpensive and durable, therefore it is the ideal choice of instrument to introduce beginners into the world of Irish traditional music. During beginner whistle classes students are introduced to a variety of simple forms in Irish music, they are also taught the rudiments of reading music. Beginner tin Whistle players are often encouraged to play their tunes with more experienced students during social occasions and sessions. The time taken to acquire basic skills on tin Whistle allow younger students, and their parents, time to make a more informed decision as to the choice of their second instrument. Although the Tin Whistle is small and of simple construction, it is not just a learner instrument, many students continue in class, adding to their repertoire of melodies and sophisticated ornamentation techniques to eventually perform at an advanced level.