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Karen D.

35 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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Karen D.

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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

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
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Toni C.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Best Of from Gigsalad
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Sam C.
Toni is a great teacher! Our son looks forward to his lessons each week.
Kelly
When I decided to learn to play the bagpipes I realized very quickly that I needed help from an experienced instructor. I have a musical background and I didn't need help with fingering, or reading music. I needed help with bagpiping. The bios of the other instructors touted their excellence as pipers, but Toni's explained her ability as a teacher. The lessons did not disappoint! As the very best teachers do, Toni adjusted her instruction to exactly what I needed right then. She provided great explanation of what to do and how to do it. She provided support when things were going well and guidance when they weren't. With her help and encouragement I played (comfortably and confidently) the bagpipes at my Mom's memorial service just two months after the first time I picked up a set of pipes. For beginning pipers I cannot recommend Toni highly enough. Many Thanks!
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.
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Anthony M.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Italian, English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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 to

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

53 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Michael L.

53 Reviews
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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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Catherine P.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks English
  • BA in Philosphy from George Mason University
  • Teaching since 2008
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Catherine P.

23 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 lik

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Frederick Merritt
The feedback was very helpful. I am so looking forward to the next lesson.
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!
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William D.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Highland Bagpipes from College of Piping in Glasgow, Scotland
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William D.

26 Reviews
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About William

Autism, blindness

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Edward B.
William is a fantastic musician and teacher. Recommended him highly.
Simon C.
Great first lesson with William. Looking forward to many more in the coming weeks
Simon C.

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Average Cost of Bagpipes Lessons in Newton Center, MA

The average cost of 60-minute bagpipes lessons in Newton Center 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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"Great lesson! So excited that I have such a great teacher!"
Jane
Took Bagpipes lessons from Catherine P.
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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 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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"bro she so good at teaching"
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Took Bagpipes lessons from Catherine P.
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"I just had my first chanter lesson with Toni after literally months of struggling to learn on my own, She is so encouraging and informational and I hit a low G for the first time! I can't wait for the next lesson now!"
Meredith
Took Bagpipes lessons from Toni C.
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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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"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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"Great instructor!
Incredibly patient and communicates instructions very well.
Highly recommend."
Zoe
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"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!"
Gabriel
Took Bagpipes lessons from Catherine P.
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"Cameron had a great first lesson and is looking forward to the next one!"
Cameron
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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