I began teaching the bagpipes in 2002. I offer private "one on
one" Highland Bagpipe lessons, being available to everyone (I will
travel to your home anywhere locally), usually one lesson per week,
costing approximately £12 per lesson. The length of the lesson will vary,
minutes to begin with and going up to 45 minutes, once the pupil is playing a
few tunes (all times are approximate. I will stay as long as I need to for
the pupil to benefit to their full potential).
All pupils will need to buy a practise chanter. This is used to learn the
basics before progressing onto the bagpipes. The chanter is still used
throughout a piper's career, being used by all pipers. The cost of this is
approximately £28 (I can arrange to obtain these).
Many of you
may be unaware that bagpiping is a specialist art that has become very popular
in the last few years.
Piping and drumming within
the Madras College Pipe band is a main part of school life, giving band members the
opportunity to travel, at home and abroad.
teaching pupils right from the beginning, then once they can play half a dozen
tunes confidently and from memory, then it is time to look at getting a set of
bagpipes. Madras will help all band members (only applies to those going to
Madras School) to obtain a set for their budget (they have there own limited supply that
are lent out to pupils who are unable to buy their own). Any pupils that play
with the band will receive Highland dress, reeds, accessories and any help
If you have any other
questions please feel free to contact me.
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