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Peter W.

4 Reviews
Alexandria, VA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Scottish Gaelic, English
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Peter W.

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My initial instruction follows the John Sprague school method, which focuses on precise articulation of ornamentation, leading into pipe band music.

Once a grounding in pipe band technique has been achieved, I can continue to work with students along the pipe band path through the intermediate level, or branch off into folk/kitchen piping, informed my extensive experience as a fiddler.

I am also willing to teach small pipe and border pipe students.

About Peter

I am a traditional Scottish musician specializing in 18th century music. I have studied Highland bag piping since 2001 and Scottish Fiddling since 2002 (with a background in classical violin). I teach both Scottish Fiddle and Highland Bagpipes, as well as Scottish Small pipes and Border pipes. I

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Marc L.
I started taking lessons with Peter in person before the pandemic in his studio. He is very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. When I initially told him that I was looking to learn to play the medieval bagpipes, he was very upfront in saying that he did not have any experience with medieval bagpipes, but he was willing to try if I was.

After the pandemic began we started with remote lessons and I find them just as useful- if more convenient. I highly recommend Peter as an instructor.
Colin B.
Very thoughtful lesson!
Cathy
Peter is an outstanding instructor! He has a nice space for teaching and works to understand where the student is starting from - making sure to emphasize a base of fundamentals that will see you through for the rest of your piping career. I highly recommend him!
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William D.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Highland Bagpipes from College of Piping in Glasgow, Scotland
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William D.

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About William

Autism, blindness

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Alan P.
Excellent class and introduction. William has the fiddling background I am looking for. He is easy to work with and very knowledgeble.
Martin N.
thanks for a great lesson.
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!
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Catherine P.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • 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 lik

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Dan
Excellent instructor. Not only a highly experienced and a skilled teacher, but also very patient, kind, and not overly pompous. Would recommend as a teacher.
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.
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Anthony M.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Italian, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Anthony M.

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I have competed and performed in several continents around the globe and have been coached by the best and most renowned bagpipers in Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. A teacher by trade, I have the tools you need to succeed with this instrument, whether you are just beginning or are an advanced player.

We will focus on the fundamental skills needed to make your music a joy to hear! I hold a Master's degree in Education and know what it takes to raise your playing to a higher standard. Message me to see if we could be a good match!

About Anthony

Ever since I was 8 years old, I have loved playing the bagpipes. The instrument was not easy at first - and admittedly I wanted to quit taking lessons early on - but by persevering through the initial learning curve I took off with it and my life has honestly never been the same since. My hope is to

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Sam C.
My son is enjoying his bagpipe lessons with Anthony!
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Michael L.

53 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Rising Star Award from Gigmasters
  • Teaching since 1990
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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 sni

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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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Toni C.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education from FAU Florida Atlantic University
  • Teaching since 2005
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Toni C.

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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 in

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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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"I've only had one full lesson with Catherine and I can still say that in all my years of musical education she's the best teacher I've ever had. She's kind and understanding but not afraid to correct, she's patient and able to be casual but still keeps you on track, and she's very intuitive. I found her predicting or explaining problems I didn't have words for before they even happened, and she has tons of solutions to suggest. If you're looking for a bagpipe instructor she is well worth it!"
Camille
Took Bagpipes lessons from Catherine P.
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"Michael makes it fun to learn to play the bagpipes and while he encourages practice and improvement he also understands people's busy schedules when finding adequate time to practice is difficult."
Craig
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"Catherine is very personable and patient. I'm enjoying my lessons and she has so much knowledge to share."
Jennifer
Took Bagpipes lessons from Catherine P.
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"Great patience and understanding"
Bob
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"Catherine is great!!"
Maddie
Took Bagpipes lessons from Catherine P.
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"Very well done! Enthusiastic, productive and encouraging."
Matthew
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"I started taking lessons with Peter in person before the pandemic in his studio. He is very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. When I initially told him that I was looking to learn to play the medieval bagpipes, he was very upfront in saying that he did not have any experience with medieval bagpipes, but he was willing to try if I was.

After the pandemic began we started with remote lessons and I find them just as useful- if more convenient. I highly recommend Peter as an instructor."
Marc
Took Bagpipes lessons from Peter W.
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"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?"
Cody
Took Bagpipes lessons from Toni C.
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"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."
Justine
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"After letting my pipes lie unused for nearly fifty years I sought an opportunity to take them up again. I must remark that I was not a highly accomplished piper when I quit earlier. In so doing I consulted the long time owner of a local music store specializing in folk music and instruments and was given William’s name and the recommendation that he was clearly the best local performer/teacher know to him. That was approximately four years ago. I found William to be highly attuned to his student’s needs, strengths, and weaknesses. He is able to direct his teaching to those attributes and make the most effective use of lesson time. I find training with William to be a pleasurable experience and a valuable learning opportunity. In the time I have been taking lessons I have progressed to the point of performing regularly with the Tucson Highlanders and have felt competent enough to register with the Western United States Pipe Band Association as a Grade 4 solo performer. It has also been a great pleasure to watch the progress of some of his other students from being a beginner to performing with the band. Because I had previous experience in instrumental music, I would also comment that my lessons have extended beyond simply fingering the instrument into music theory, history, composition, and elements of arrangement. Every lesson has been a positive and satisfying experience."
Richard
Took Bagpipes lessons from William D.
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