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Catherine P.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • BA in Philosphy from George Mason University
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Awarded Magic Chanter Award from Central Coast Pipes and Drums
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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 bands like the World

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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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William D.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • M.Ed. from University of St. Thomas
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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.

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Anthony M.

9 Reviews
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  • Speaks Italian, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded 1st Place Overall Winner from Nicol-Brown Invitational Contest, Albany NY
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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.

Toni C.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Awarded Best Of from Gigsalad
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education from FAU Florida Atlantic University
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Toni C.

6 Reviews
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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 i

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John O.
Third lesson went great, learning more and more every time.
Diane
Toni is smart, friendly, personable and GREAT to work with for special occasions. We are happy to see her play the pipes.
mark
my kids take piano, voice and acting lessons. so i felt outside the loop, considered guitar until a friend suggested bag pipes help you stay in great shape. so after a few in person lessons ( Toni ) i don't sound too awful and it takes a lot of cardio to keep it going. if on the fence.. GO for it !!

Daniel P.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Bachelor of Music from Belmont University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Daniel P.

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

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Average Cost of Bagpipes Lessons in Des Plaines, IL

The average cost of 60-minute bagpipes lessons in Des Plaines 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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"Awesome lesson can’t wait for the next one ."
Andrew
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"I am a Retired Federal Special Agent and I was born in Glasgow, Scotland. I've always wanted to learn how to play the Highland Bagpipes. I met William a few years ago and he has made my dream come true. William is a caring and patient instructor. He will teach you all details and techniques of playing the instrument and how to play the tunes correctly. William will take a complicated piece of music and will show you an easy path to successful completion of of playing the tune. I have seen William teach all ages and genders and special needs students and all have been successful musicians. William has transformed this hard headed student from a person that could not read music to a performing as a band member with the Tucson Highlanders Pipe band. I STRONGLY recommend William as a Bagpipe Instructor."
George
Took Bagpipes lessons from William D.
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"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."
Pat
Took Bagpipes lessons from Catherine P.
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"Took the edge of learning a new instrument off quickly and was super positive"
David
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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"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!"
Jennifer
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"First lesson went well. I was very nervous, but was immediately made comfortable and we got to work. He is already helping me to unlearn some bad habits and take the process logically."
Adam
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"Michael is an amazing instructor. He has been great at teaching me, as I came to him never having played an instrument, or knowing how to read music. We started right from the beginning and now a year and a half in I'm starting to play on the real thing. I would not recommend anyone else, he is top notch!"
Crag
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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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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"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!"
Cathy
Took Bagpipes lessons from Peter W.
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