Danny Burns

Danny B.

Van Nuys, CA

About Danny B.

Danny teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: 2008
Last sign in: Within a month


I started playing bagpipes 20 years ago after playing the drums for many years. I studied under Aaron Shaw of the Wicked Tinkers for 7 years quite extensively. I studied little music, i.e. jigs, reels, hornpipes, marches, etc... as well as Piobaireachd (Pibroch). I have had the pleasure of taking lessons with Bruce Hitchings as well. I'm a natural-born educator, and love to teach piping to brand new students. I like seeing their faces light up that first time they hear the drone of the bagpipe in person, and the excitement when they get to play a tune on their very own set of pipes. I am patient, knowledgable, and possess a solid work ethic. If you have the desire to learn and a commitment to practice, I'll bring the rest.

Photos and Videos

Warming up for massed bands.



Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
Wicked Tinkers

Performed with the Tinkers (Wicked Tinkers) at school shows as a fill-in drummer and bagpiper.



May 2013 - Jun 2014

3D Animation

Jan 2000 - Mar 2001
Video Symphony

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency
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2 Reviews on Danny B.

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Dougie W. Feb 26, 2016
Bagpipes · Online
Verified Student
Highlighted those small things that really count and bad habits that are hard to fix and you didn't know about
Michael Aug 27, 2015
Bagpipes · Online
I took lessons from Danny a few years back before having to move for a job. Danny is a great piper, as well as a down to earth, laid back guy. I came to Danny already having a few years experience but I was struggling with some technical issues with my tune playing. Danny diagnosed the problem right away, and worked with me to not only correct it, but made sure I knew why I was making the mistake in the first place, and how not to fall into that bad habit again. If I wasn't so busy with my job and was able to play more, I'd go to Danny again, without question. Plus he has cool stories!
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