Anthony Masterson
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Anthony Masterson

Anthony M.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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 M.

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 help ease your transition into learning this difficult, but very rewarding, instrument.

Through the years I have played in bands, taught private lessons, and competed as a solo competitor and member of pipe bands. Along the way I have had the privilege of being taught by greats such as Jack Lee, Michael Cusack Jr., Murray Henderson, Alasdair Gillies, Roddy McLeod, Bruce Gandy, and Stuart Liddell. My chief instructor while I was in high school was Michael Cusack, who led me to win several noteworthy competitions at the Grade 1 amateur level, including the Nicol-Brown invitational contest in 2009. I know what it takes to work hard and to get results.

I have 4 years work experience as a school teacher and hold a Master's Degree in Education. I am able bring this pedagogical training into teaching the bagpipes: by meeting every student where they are, and giving them the patience and tools they need to succeed.

I look forward to hearing from you and the opportunity of allowing me to help you reach your personal bagpiping goals!


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13 Reviews
Sam C.
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My son is enjoying his bagpipe lessons with Anthony!

Posted Jun 5, 2021
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Is good teacher

Posted Mar 31, 2021
Gregory P.
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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.

Posted Jul 14, 2020
Doug M.
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Excellent. Super patient, personable, knowledgeable.

Posted Apr 9, 2020
Omar Z.
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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.

Posted Mar 8, 2020
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My first lesson with Anthony was great. I feel like I'm off to a fantastic start.

Posted Jul 26, 2019
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Great instructor

Posted Jul 7, 2019
Therese M.
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Anthony is a great teacher; patient and understanding. I am learning much more than I would on my own. When I hit difficult phrases, he helps breakdown the segnents then build them back together. Highly recommended!

Posted May 14, 2019
Bob M.
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Very good, knowledgeable, and patient instructor

Posted Feb 7, 2019
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Posted Mar 24, 2021
Astrid and Jim R.
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Posted Jan 10, 2021
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Posted Jan 25, 2020
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Posted Jun 9, 2019

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Aug 2016 - Jun 2019

St. Catherine's Montessori School


Jun 2015 - May 2017

University of St. Thomas



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) **In Progress**
Mar 2020

ITA (International Tefl Academy)
Montessori Adolescent Orientation
Jul 2018



4th Place World Pipe Band Championships
Aug 2011

Glasgow Green

1st Place Overall Winner
Oct 2009

Nicol-Brown Invitational Contest, Albany NY

Overall Winner of MSR
Sep 2009

George Sheriff Memorial Invitational Contest

Pipe Idol Invitational Contestant
Aug 2009

Piping Live, Glasgow

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