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William D.

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

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About William

Autism, blindness

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Chris Millar
Just started however learnt so much
Jason S.
I have only been working with William for about a month now, and he makes learning bagpipes fun and enjoyable. As an instructor, he makes me feel comfortable and seems to have an amazing amount of patience for helping me progress with my ability to understand the instrument from both a musical and technical perspective. He is very responsive to my inquiries and even though the instruction is online, I feel like he is in my living room. I look forward to continued lessons with him as he helps me get better at learning how to play this instrument.
Steven G.
Fantastic teacher!
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Anthony M.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish, English
  • M.Ed. from University of St. Thomas
  • Teaching since 2009
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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 t

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Gregory P.
I can highly recommend this very talented musician.
I have taken five lessons with Anthony and have very much enjoyed his passion and teaching style. He is patient and non-judgmental and has a very thoughtful process for learning bagpipe techniques.
I appreciate that he sends me a video demonstration of what we just covered in the lesson to fall back on.
Anthony played thunderstruck by AC/DC for me once and it was simply amazing.
Doug M.
Excellent. Super patient, personable, knowledgeable.
Omar Z.
Anthony takes time to explain concepts and assists you when you have difficulty understanding how to play a piece. He gets on your level to make sure you stay motivated and encourages you to keep practicing and makes playing fun so you become a great piper! He is a professional and comes highly recommended for every the new pipers like myself.

Daniel P.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Bachelor of Music from Belmont University
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Daniel P.

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I am a Grade II bagpipe and had great success in the competition circuit. From beginner to advanced; for fun or for competition; I can help prepare you!

About Daniel

Daniel toured with the violin troupe, Barrage for two years playing Violin/Fiddle, Bagpipes, and Irish whistles. While touring with Barrage, Daniel performed for audiences in 11 different countries, and was involved with 103 high school and middle school workshops for over 6,861 students in 3 coun

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Elizabeth S.
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Ethan
Great teacher very positive and patient. Every week my son looks forward to his lessons.

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William D.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Highland Bagpipes from College of Piping in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
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William D.

13 Reviews
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About William

Autism, blindness

Recent Reviews
Chris Millar
Just started however learnt so much
Jason S.
I have only been working with William for about a month now, and he makes learning bagpipes fun and enjoyable. As an instructor, he makes me feel comfortable and seems to have an amazing amount of patience for helping me progress with my ability to understand the instrument from both a musical and technical perspective. He is very responsive to my inquiries and even though the instruction is online, I feel like he is in my living room. I look forward to continued lessons with him as he helps me get better at learning how to play this instrument.
Steven G.
Fantastic teacher!
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Michael L.

49 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1990
  • 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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Jennifer
What a fun way to spend our quarantine time! Michael was a great bagpipe instructor for my teenage son. He helped him to find the right equipment and made playing the bagpipes fun from the very first lesson. Thanks, Michael!
Reed
I can't wait for my next lesson!
Diego
We're super impressed with Michael's teaching style. This is my son's second attempt at learning to play bagpipes. Michael makes it fun, in that he starts teaching songs right away, not only notes. He is very patient and explains what he is teaching.
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Catherine P.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • BA in Philosphy from George Mason University
  • Awarded Magic Chanter Award from Central Coast Pipes and Drums
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Catherine P.

14 Reviews
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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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Faith K.
Excellent! My weekly bagpipe lessons with Catherine are absolutely the highlight of my week. She presents and instructs at a very comfortable pace and is so clear and patient throughout. As each lesson builds on the previous lesson, I can feel the progression. Her love of the bagpipes is evident which has been such an inspiration.
Pat
Catherine is not only a great piper, but she's a very calm and understanding teacher. Always encouraging and full of good suggestions for improvement.
Gabriel
Catherine is the best kind of teacher! Her passion for the pipes is tangible and exciting. She is a patient teacher who makes gentle, yet specific instructions and corrections. During my time working with her I was surprised how fast I progressed from someone with no experience with the bagpipes to playing my first song. I would absolutely recommend Catherine to anyone interested in learning or even just getting more information on the pipes!

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Average Cost of Bagpipes Lessons in Arlington Heights, IL

The average cost of 60-minute bagpipes lessons in Arlington Heights is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $60 and $75 per hour.
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$42 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$67 average

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"Michael has been a great bagpipe teacher for our eight year old son. He is encouraging and patient in equal measure. His music choices have been well considered and appreciated. I was concerned about the efficacy of online lessons but it has all gone very smoothly and we haven't had any technical glitches. Despite the physical distance Michael has developed a personalized relationship with our son and it is clear that there is respect in both directions. Thank you very much!"
Ben
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"Excellent! My weekly bagpipe lessons with Catherine are absolutely the highlight of my week. She presents and instructs at a very comfortable pace and is so clear and patient throughout. As each lesson builds on the previous lesson, I can feel the progression. Her love of the bagpipes is evident which has been such an inspiration."
Faith
Took Bagpipes lessons from Catherine P.
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"Very good teacher, has a lot of patients and makes you at ease ."
Anna
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"I have been taking lessons from Michael for nearly nine months now. He has been an awesome instructor, very talented, helpful, and charismatic!"
A. Zechariah
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"Was able to work at my level"
John
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"I am greatly encouraged !"
Stephen Kelly
Took Bagpipes lessons from William D.
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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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"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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"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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"Catherine is an incredible teacher. She is patient, kind, understanding, and constructive. She knows so much, not just about how to play the bagpipes, but also how to express the music you play. I am very lucky to have had her as my bagpipe instructor and would 100% recommend."
AJ
Took Bagpipes lessons from Catherine P.
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