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Peter W.

5 Reviews
Alexandria, VA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Scottish Gaelic, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ph.D. & M.A. Space Physics & Astronomy; B.A. Physics from Rice University
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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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Michael M.
It was an excellent lesson and I am feeling more confident with the chanter.
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!
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Toni C.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Best Of from Gigsalad
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education from FAU Florida Atlantic University
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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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Catherine P.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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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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Anthony M.

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

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Sam C.
My son is enjoying his bagpipe lessons with Anthony!
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William D.

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

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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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Karen D.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner
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Karen D.

35 Reviews
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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

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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Average Cost of Bagpipes Lessons in Suitland, MD

The average cost of 60-minute bagpipes lessons in Suitland 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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"Nice introduction to pipes!"
Nic
Took Bagpipes lessons from William D.
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"loved it it was so so so much fun :)"
Heather
Took Bagpipes lessons from Daniel 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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"Third lesson went great, learning more and more every time."
John
Took Bagpipes lessons from Toni C.
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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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"Great intro to the equipment and how to play, with recommendations for finding the best kit. Easy to meet online."
Gavin
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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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 very clear, sense of purpose, knowledgeable, easy to learn, and encouraging"
Carly
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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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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"Was struggling, but Michael, in 30 minutes, quickly identified what I was doing wrong, helped me understand some pipe " physics" , took me through a series of note sequences, and in 30 minutes I made more progress than I had using videos, books and advice from other pipers. More than anything, he got me engaged and made it fun"
Bill
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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