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Michael L.

53 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Science in Music from University of Colorado at Denver
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Rising Star Award from Gigmasters
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Michael L.

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I make learning the bagpipes super fun! I use a really fun and fast approach to getting students up and playing in no time and more advanced players to the next level. For online lessons I use all of the latest technology including screen sharing, virtual snip and sketch and ink, lesson and practice follow up videos, and many other awesome tools to enhance the online experience. 26 years experience teaching beginner to professional level pipers.

About Michael

Michael offers a fun and fast approach to getting students up playing and progressing forward in no time. 26 years experience teaching beginner to the professional level. Studio and Online lessons. For online lessons Michael uses all of the latest technology including screen sharing, virtual sn

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Jason S.
For my first lesson, I wasn’t intimidated and it was actually one of the best first time experiences I’ve ever had… I am motivated to start practicing and I cannot wait until the next lesson
Barry
Excellent, easy to work with and very knowledgeable
Justine
Michael is an incredible teacher. My fiance has never played a musical instrument before in his life and I got him a few lessons for his birthday. At first, I wasn't sure how virtual music lessons would go, but Michael is by all accounts, an incredibly engaging, funny, and knowledgeable instructor. My fiance looks forward to his weekly lessons with Michael. In particular, he enjoys learning about the history of this incredible instrument alongside the actual music theory and practical aspects of learning a new instrument.

It has been truly incredible to witness my fiance transform in a few short weeks from someone scared of learning a new instrument to someone who is confident that he can learn a new skill provided he puts in the time and effort to practice and show up! Michael has given him the confidence and the inspiration to make amazing progress as a student.

I highly recommend Michael as an instructor. He really makes the virtual format work and he knows how to introduce beginner musicians to the joys of learning how to express yourself on an instrument.
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Catherine P.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Awarded Magic Chanter Award from Central Coast Pipes and Drums
  • BA in Philosphy from George Mason University
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Catherine P.

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Learn to play the Great Highland Bagpipes in a year. Fun, simple and engaging lessons that will help you learn to play the Bagpipes with confidence and musicality. Catherine focuses on sight reading, proper notation and skillful technique so you can be a proficient musician of the Bagpipe!

About Catherine

I have been playing the Bagpipes since I was 8 years old and have played with two bands, a local community band and a competition band, competing and playing professionally for the last 25 years. Many of my students have won medals in solo competition and have played alongside myself with bands li

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Jane
Great lesson! So excited that I have such a great teacher!
Jennifer A.
Catherine is very personable and patient. I'm enjoying my lessons and she has so much knowledge to share.
Hilary B.
I felt like have known her for a long time. Excellent instructor, concise, clear, encouraging. She makes me feel motivated to do more.
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William D.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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William D.

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About William

Autism, blindness

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James J.
William was a great mentor! He was patient and comprehensive and very supportive. His knowledge of the bagpipes and passion for teaching really showed and I gained invaluable knowledge myself. I should mentioned not only did I come away with knowledge of the bagpipes but a confidence to play them. Highly recommend William!
Martin N.
Awesome and fun lots to do lots to learn lol
Terrence D.
First lesson completed and already very comfortable with the instruction and William the Instructor who is on point with every movement right or wrong with patience. Generous with time for me to self correct without judgment. A+

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Karen D.

33 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Karen D.

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Bagpipes:
You don’t need a Bagpipe to get started. All you would need is a practice chanter and a teacher. Starting with basics of learning notes, rhythms and songs, as the students progress they can even bring in songs they would like to learn. Being an expert Voice Teacher I have breathing techniques way beyond your typical Bagpipe teacher.

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Aidan V.
Karen was great!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
Anthony F.
Karen is very patient & caring while teaching.
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William D.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Highland Bagpipes from College of Piping in Glasgow, Scotland
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William D.

20 Reviews
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About William

Autism, blindness

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James J.
William was a great mentor! He was patient and comprehensive and very supportive. His knowledge of the bagpipes and passion for teaching really showed and I gained invaluable knowledge myself. I should mentioned not only did I come away with knowledge of the bagpipes but a confidence to play them. Highly recommend William!
Martin N.
Awesome and fun lots to do lots to learn lol
Terrence D.
First lesson completed and already very comfortable with the instruction and William the Instructor who is on point with every movement right or wrong with patience. Generous with time for me to self correct without judgment. A+
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Toni C.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education from FAU Florida Atlantic University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Toni C.

14 Reviews
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Online Bagpipes Teacher

Our lessons will be encouraging, positive and productive but most importantly will layer in love and Fun! I am here to help you in a friendly manner as a classroom teacher for over 15 years. Achieve your goals from newbies to more seasoned pipers. Curriculum is individualized based on student’s musical interests. Students will learn proper technique and important musical concepts like reading notes, sight-reading and playing tunes before you know it. We work together and have fun along the way! All ages welcome and all abilities. I enjoy watching students gain confidence and learn more about themselves during lessons. Give it a go and see what you think~ Shoot me a message and lets get started. Aye!

About Toni

As a former school teacher and understanding what it's like to learn a new subject like an instrument and the Bagpipes on top of that - I knew I wanted to learn how to play because I just Loved the sound from the pipes! So what's it going to take, what's involved, how much time do I have to put i

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Kelly
Very easy to work with. Very knowledgeable and had lots of good advice. Very fun. A great lesson. Looking forward to the next lesson.
Cody
Toni is full of great knowledge and super helpful about care and details about the practice chanter! Who knew there was so much to know about the little instrument?
Flip M.
Great first lesson!

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Average Cost of Bagpipes Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute bagpipes lessons in San Francisco is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $75 per hour.
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$66 average

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"Learning So much from Toni a wonderful instructor. Very professional & makes learning fun! I highly recommend Toni!"
Liz
Took Bagpipes lessons from Toni C.
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"Michael is excellent bagpipe teacher!!! I am looking forward to my next lesson."
Jim
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"Michael is patient and very understanding. He takes his time and my time seriously and does not waste any od it. He is prepared and ready to further my ability from zero to reading sheet music in just 4 lessons. The lessons are geared to my level.
I actually look forward to my lessons with Michael."
Stephen
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"Catherine is a wonderful instructor! She is very positive, kind and patient. I highly recommend her!"
Janice B.
Took Bagpipes lessons from Catherine P.
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"I felt like have known her for a long time. Excellent instructor, concise, clear, encouraging. She makes me feel motivated to do more."
Hilary
Took Bagpipes lessons from Catherine P.
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"I can't wait for my next lesson!"
Reed
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"Michael was very patient and not only gave me a bagpipe lesson but walked me through the use on my computer. We even had to use the telephone for voice communication. I think there is no problem he cannot over come."
Stephen
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"Talk about FUN! Learned so much already. And quickly- Been putting this off to find the right fit. I'm gamed! Really like Toni has tons of patience, positive, professional, warm and friendly!"
Kelly
Took Bagpipes lessons from Toni C.
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"Have always wanted to learn to play the bagpipes but nervous about the whole thing! Excited to learn but where and how to start. I found Ms. Toni on Take Lessons who has been amaaazzing getting me comfortable and grabbing hold of this instrument. You know what- so worth the time and gaining ground of learning -really moving forward w my lessons. Cool! But you need an instructor who breaks it down. Simply -easy and super Fun! Ms. Toni helps with all the questions + where to get a chanter. I know I have to spend time learning this part like every day or every other day before the Bagpipes even come into the Big Picture. I'm on my way - pumped to tackle this not so difficult instrument as everyone thinks."
Brogan
Took Bagpipes lessons from Toni C.
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"Michael does an outstanding job with our son. Very professional and very creative, punctual and yet flexible. Our son always seems to enjoy his lesson."
Lloyd
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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