Toni Cline
Boca Raton, FL
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Toni C.

Boca Raton, FL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
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 C.

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 and is it really that hard. I was nervous at first like many students because I too never played an instrument. So... I started out on a "Chanter" along with a book and learned so many cool notes and proper fingering. Then some more notes and then a tune. I had instruction early on which I am grateful for. I remember like it was yesterday. Like other things in life if you want to do something you will find a way. Practice 15 minutes a day will work. The chanter is quiet - great for inside - super to learn on. A must and it was just a major blast! I practice the chanter every day for years now. It's my go to- That is where we start and build up to play the Bagpipes. Proper technique is a biggy but you will get the hang of it. If I can do it - so can you! I play the Scottish Highland Bagpipes.


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14 Reviews
Sam C.
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Toni is a great teacher! Our son looks forward to his lessons each week.

Posted Sep 17, 2021
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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!

Posted Aug 4, 2021
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Very easy to work with. Very knowledgeable and had lots of good advice. Very fun. A great lesson. Looking forward to the next lesson.

Posted May 19, 2021
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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?

Posted Mar 4, 2021
Flip M.
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Great first lesson!

Posted Feb 23, 2021
John O.
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Toni was a pleasure to have as my first instructor, she was very knowledgeable and professional, always patient and quick with answers.
I would highly recommend Toni to anyone who wants to get started in playing the bagpipes.
In the short time I had with Toni she brought me a long way.. not only did I find an instructor I found a Friend!! Thanks Toni you were great!!!!!!

Posted Nov 11, 2020
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I just had my first chanter lesson with Toni after literally months of struggling to learn on my own, She is so encouraging and informational and I hit a low G for the first time! I can't wait for the next lesson now!

Posted Oct 26, 2020
John O.
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Third lesson went great, learning more and more every time.

Posted Jun 29, 2020
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Toni is smart, friendly, personable and GREAT to work with for special occasions. We are happy to see her play the pipes.

Posted Apr 24, 2020
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my kids take piano, voice and acting lessons. so i felt outside the loop, considered guitar until a friend suggested bag pipes help you stay in great shape. so after a few in person lessons ( Toni ) i don't sound too awful and it takes a lot of cardio to keep it going. if on the fence.. GO for it !!

Posted Apr 17, 2020
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Learning So much from Toni a wonderful instructor. Very professional & makes learning fun! I highly recommend Toni!

Posted Apr 17, 2020
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Have always wanted to learn to play the bagpipes but nervous about the whole thing! Excited to learn but where and how to start. I found Ms. Toni on Take Lessons who has been amaaazzing getting me comfortable and grabbing hold of this instrument. You know what- so worth the time and gaining ground of learning -really moving forward w my lessons. Cool! But you need an instructor who breaks it down. Simply -easy and super Fun! Ms. Toni helps with all the questions + where to get a chanter. I know I have to spend time learning this part like every day or every other day before the Bagpipes even come into the Big Picture. I'm on my way - pumped to tackle this not so difficult instrument as everyone thinks.

Posted Apr 11, 2020
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Talk about FUN! Learned so much already. And quickly- Been putting this off to find the right fit. I'm gamed! Really like Toni has tons of patience, positive, professional, warm and friendly!

Posted Apr 10, 2020
Scott M.
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Posted Nov 23, 2020

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Jan 2012 - Present

Celtic Bagpipe Team

Bagpipe For ALL Occasions! Birthdays, Weddings, Bridal & Baby Showers, Anniversaries, Cruises, Meet-n-Greets, Corporate & Non for Profit Events, Sporting Events, Universities, Schools & Holiday Events, Surprises, Cancer Causes, Military Events - all branches of service, Funerals, Memorials, Celebrations of Life, Paddle Out Services plus National Cemetery Services. Piping Into Peoples Heart Since 2012

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Nov 1977 - Mar 1980

Crested Butte Colorado

I added this because there is a story behind when I taught ski lessons to all abilities and ages that tied into learning the Bagpipes. More later-


Bachelor of Arts in Education
Sep 1980 - May 1982

FAU Florida Atlantic University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certificate of Appreciation
May 2021


Certificate of Participation
Feb 2018

South Florida Pipe And Drum Academy

Certificate of Completion 2018 Certificate of Completion 2017
Certificate of Appreciation
Jun 2017

The Florida State Society Daughter of the American Revolution

Presented by The Regents' Council of the Palm Beaches
Certificate of Excellence
May 2017

Forgotten Soldiers Outreach

A Day to Remember 2015 A Day to Remember 2016 A Day to Remember 2017
Certificate of Recognition
Nov 2015

Wounded Warriors - Beyond the Conference


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Florida Pipe and Drum Academy
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Florida Pipe and Drum Academy is committed to offering the very best bagpiping and drumming tuition to pipers and drummers of whatever background, and at whatever level of ability. Our aim, firstly, is to focus on each student and, through detailed guidance and practice, to effect a significant improvement in their playing ability. Group learning and band work will also be a priority to ensure all students have the ability to play within a band. Only the very best teachers are employed by the Academy and they will follow a curriculum as outlined in Principal Wallace's tutor books (pipers) and courses structured by our Grade 1 drumming instructors. A full examination program will be on offer for all students, though not compulsory. The Piping & Drumming Qual;ifications Board Exams are an option but much more relevant will be the FPDA's own exams.
Scottish American Society of South Florida
Jan 2014
The Scottish American Society of South Florida, Inc. began in 1983 when a group of Scots and Scottish Americans got together to put on a festival in Key Biscayne to introduce South Florida to the rich culture of Scotland. Although there were several local bagpipe bands, Scottish dance groups and social clubs there was no coordinated local celebration of Scottish Heritage.After the success of that first Scottish Highland Games and Festival, the group decided to incorporate as a not for profit organization and achieved 501(c)3 status in January, 1985. The Festival & Games became an annual event, growing to a top attendance of over 8000. The SE Florida Scottish Festival & Games are well known around the country for the high quality of its organization and featured entertainment. This has included world champion pipe bands and internationally known Scottish and Scottish-American entertainers, including Alex Beaton, Alasdair Fraser, Maggie Sansone, Charlie Zahm, Ed Miller, Albannach, Seven Nations, Rathkeltair, Glengarry Bhoys, MudMen, and Off-Kilter.
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