Part of the process in learning to play an instrument involves learning to work within a group setting and also having time to practice by oneself. The tin whistle class begins with all the students playing a few set pieces together. An aspect of technique may be worked upon such as breath control, tone or new finger patterns. Then students are encouraged to study a piece from a range of different tin whistle books that challenges them to master a new musical skill. Students are given feedback as they study alone in class. However they are also encouraged to problem solve by themselves. Lastly the group comes back together at the end of the class to share a new skill or piece that they have learnt. Sometimes the group watches videos of tin whistle players and other woodwind instruments, which is discussed as a class as to the similarities, differences and observations made in watching other players.