About Tin Whistle Academy

The Tin Whistle Academy is a guided online learning program that teaches beginners and novice tin whistle players to play. With hundreds of instructional videos, hands-on exercises and over 20 tunes, the Tin Whistle Academy walks new players down a learning path based on their musical preferences. The curriculum is designed so that after a few short lessons a player will be able to learn something new, whether it's a new embellishment or a new tune.

The lessons incorporate top-quality, video production to deliver a clear and unified curriculum. All instructional videos are taught at multiple speeds and views so there is no confusion. Tunes are broken down into phrases at multiple speeds with accompanying notes on how to play the tune properly.

The Tin Whistle Academy is available for anyone, from anywhere and at anytime.

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About the Teacher,

Peter Purvis

Peter grew up in the small village of Merrickville, located in the Ottawa Valley, Canada -- An area famous for its fiddle players, step dancing and maple syrup.

He began playing the Highland pipes at the age of 12 and began playing the Uilleann pipes and tin whistle at the age of 16. Growing up, he had great opportunities to take lessons and play with some of Canada's finest pipe bands, uilleann pipers and whistle players. It was these lessons from elite pipers and whistle players at a very young age that helped to mold him into the player he is today. ​

​He has an accomplished solo career, winning several championship supreme titles in North America as well as gold medals in both light music and Piobaireachd at the North American championships. His solo career took him to Gr. 1 before taking a leave from competitions to play with the internationally touring band, Gaelic Storm.  

Peter has been a part of the band Gaelic Storm since 2004.  He has recorded 2 DVDs and 9 Albums with the band, 7 of which were #1 in World music on the Billboard charts. Gaelic Storm has earned a reputation as one of the world-music scene’s preeminent Celtic bands. 

When he is not on the road with the band, Peter teaches and runs the Highland Bagpipe Academy, Uilleann Pipe Academy and Tin Whistle Academy.