Catherine Pearce

Catherine P.

Machias, ME
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About Catherine P.

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 Famous Chieftan's.

My key instructors have been Sandy Jones, Michel D'avenas and Jori Chisholm, all of whom are renowned pipers and Pipe Majors.

I have successfully taught mature adults and younger students with learning disabilities in reading teaching them to sight read and play fluently and master the bagpipes. I have also taught students with Aspergers with very successful outcomes. Most of my mature students play with competition Pipe Bands now, whereas initially, they had no background in music. It's never to late to be the Bagpiper you always wanted to be!!!

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  • BA in Philosphy from George Mason University
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Awarded Magic Chanter Award from Central Coast Pipes and Drums

Reviews (4)

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Paul Jan 23, 2020
Bagpipes · Online

Catherine is kind, patient and VERY knowledgeable about piping! She has studied under some of the great USA masters in piping and I would recommend her to anyone taking up the art of the Great Highland Bagpipe.

Gayle Nov 23, 2019

Catherine is a great instructor, she motivates you to keep playing, because with her lessons you get better and better. She gives a personal touch to each student. I highly recommend taking lessons.

Janice B. Nov 22, 2019
Bagpipes · In studio

Catherine is a wonderful instructor! She is very positive, kind and patient. I highly recommend her!

James Nov 22, 2019

Catherine is a calm, kind but no nonsense teacher. She has a passion to help her students grow. She has enabled me to hear my music in a way I never could before. She has also taught me a great deal about staying on the beat which is the foundation to truly expressing any piece of music and essential to playing with other musicians. In addition she is very good at helping students understand the basic techniques of piping. Her many years as a professional solo piper and playing in bands give her a deep reservoir for students to tap into. I give her my highest recommendation.

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Pipe Sergeant
Jan 2017 - Nov 2018

Monterey Bay Pipes and Drums

Pipe Sergeant of the Monterey Bay Pipes and Drums. Lead instructor of local community Pipe Band in California for 10 years.

Music Instructor
Sep 2016 - Sep 2018

Cuesta College

Taught a series of workshop style Bagpipe classes through the Community Education Program through Cuesta College, from beginning the Bagpipe to intermediate bagpipe classes.


Aug 2011 - Aug 2015

Fuller Theological Seminary

BA in Philosphy
Aug 1988 - Jun 1991

George Mason University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Literacy Tutor
Apr 1990


Certified as a Laubach Literacy Tutor


Magic Chanter Award
Jan 2011

Central Coast Pipes and Drums

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