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William D.
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Bagpipes lessons with a highly skilled instructor
I enjoy working with beginners. The focus is on building a strong foundation in the basic fingering technique of the pipes and learn some basic tunes.
About William D.

I have played the Highland bagpipes and taught piping for almost 30 years. I lived in Glasgow, Scotland, where I studied piping & fiddling. I am the founder & pipe major of Tucson Highlanders LLC. I am a Tucson Musician Museum Inductee. I love to teach the pipes! I am also a Fiddle teacher and love to play various styles with a guitarist, I play Celtic music and tangos, especially love Mexican, South American, Cape Breton, and Gypsy styles. I also fiddle around with writing fiction, small dogs that have become a part of my life, my faith journey, and the study of languages. I have taught students with autism, blindness.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 1992

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Highland Bagpipes

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Teaches ages 5+

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Bagpipes
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I have been taking lessons from William for more than 2 years now and it has been fantastic. He has taken me from total "newbie" with no experience to where I have been able to play at weddings and funerals. He is an excellent teacher and is able to hone in to exactly what you need at any given lesson. I feel so lucky to have him and would recommend him to anyone starting out on the pipes.

Posted Feb 1, 2023
Teacher's Studio

William has been my instructor for over the past 13 years. I would never be where I am today if it wasn't for him! He has the patience of a Saint!! Im a bagpiper for the Northwest Firefighters P&D's. William was our original PM and is the reason behind our bands success and lineage of bagpipers. Thank you William and I look forward to many more years of playing with you!!

Posted Jan 29, 2023
Teacher's Studio

I have been taking bagpipe lessons with William for the past year. I am visually impaired and he has taught me so much, even though I can’t read music. I was able to learn Amazing Grace and a few other tunes.

Posted Jan 27, 2023
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Pipe Major
Feb 2013 - Present
The Tucson Highlanders
My experience as pipe major and instructor of the pipers who make up this group goes back nearly fifteen years. The name Tucson Pipers was formulated in Feb, 2013.
Founding Pipe Major
Mar 2010 - Present
Northwest Fire Dept. Pipes & Drums
Highland Bagpipes
Sep 1990 - Sep 1991
College of Piping in Glasgow, Scotland

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Instructor details
Bagpipes
Teaches 2 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
60 minutes
$50
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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