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Average Cost of Bagpipes Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute bagpipes lessons is $61. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $50 and $75 per hour.

30-min $30
$36 average
45-min $50
$54 average
60-min $50
$61 average

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute bagpipes lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute bagpipes lessons are 12% less expensive at $54, and 30-minute lessons cost 41% less at $36.

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Bagpipes Lesson Reviews from Students

Students are raving about their Bagpipes instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

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Popular Bagpipes teachers

Michael L.

Golden, CO
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Peter W.

Alexandria, VA
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William D.

Tucson, AZ
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About Michael L.

Golden, CO

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I use a really fun and fast approach to getting any student up and playing in no time and more advanced players to the next level by improving their technique, dialing in tuning and tone, and expanding their repertoire. 26 years experience teaching beginner to professional level pipers.

Bob March 12, 2019
· Bagpipes · Online
Great patience and understanding
Jack February 12, 2019
· Guitar · Online
We have had 4 or 5 lessons now with Michael and with each one, my 9 year old son learns so much. I'm amazed at the pace at which he is moving; Michael had him playing a song after his first lesson. We sometimes do lessons at Michael's location and other times on Skype. My son really likes Michael and he wants to work hard and keep learning. I highly recommend guitar with Michael.
Penny A. September 25, 2018
· Bagpipes · Online
Michael is a very patient, kind and understanding. He is willing to assist in any way he can to help and support. Michael is a fabulous instructor! I look forward to my next lesson.

About Peter W.

Alexandria, VA
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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.

Cathy January 4, 2018
· Bagpipes · In studio
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!
Amy February 27, 2017
· Fiddle · In home
Peter is very patient and exceptionally knowledgeable. He is very analytical in his teaching. I am a new student (only a few lessons) and I am confident he will be able to provide the critical but positive instruction and encouragement that I need. His enthusiasm and passion for music is contagious. In fact, he gives detailed oral histories and music theory explanations related to the topic of the lesson. Most teachers boot you out when time is up - not Peter - he always finishes on the right note. Plus he has an adorable cat assistant, Rory, as a side kick.

About William D.

Tucson, AZ
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Kristin W. February 13, 2019
· Bagpipes · Online
Incredibly patient and encouraging. Explains things in ways that make sense.
Stephen Kelly July 30, 2018
· Bagpipes · Online
I am greatly encouraged !
George G. June 19, 2014
· Bagpipes · In studio
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.

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Bagpipes Lessons

Do you want to privately learn to play the bagpipes from expert pipers near you? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private bagpipes lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher - whether in-home, studio, or online - accelerates your progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every beginner's chances of becoming an expert pianist. It's easy and affordable to book a teacher, and the lessons make a powerful, long-lasting impact.

Our bagpipes teachers work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. Your teacher can coach you on the basic fundamentals, in addition to the technical parts of bagpipes. Learn about the parts, such as the bag, the air supply, the chanter, and the drone. Learn about the origins of the ancient bagpipes, and the various types of bagpipes. Your teachers also cover the physical, social, and emotional benefits of practicing and playing the pipes.

Your bagpipes instructor can teach you different learning techniques and tips, and help you develop good practice routines, so that you can hack your learning experience, and achieve your goals faster. Learn to play better music on any type of bagpipes.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our instructors come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find the perfect match for your interest and skill level. Each instructor's specialties are listed in their profile, along with details about their background, photos, student feedback and lesson availability.

Students taking online bagpipes lessons can learn at their own convenience, enjoy better rates, and choose from a wider selection of teachers nationwide. If you've ever taken any music classes over Skype, you'll love using our interactive TakeLessons Classroom.

We guarantee a personalized experience that will exceed your expectations. In fact, we are so committed to your happiness that we offer all new customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson. Find the perfect teacher today.

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