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Peter W.

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Alexandria, VA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Scottish Gaelic
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Peter W.

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My initial instruction follows the John Sprague school method, which focuses on precise articulation of ornamentation, leading into pipe band music.

Once a grounding in pipe band technique has been achieved, I can continue to work with students along the pipe band path through the intermediate level, or branch off into folk/kitchen piping, informed my extensive experience as a fiddler.

I am also willing to teach small pipe and border pipe students.

About Peter

I am a traditional Scottish musician specializing in 18th century music. I have studied Highland bag piping since 2001 and Scottish Fiddling since 2002 (with a background in classical violin). I teach both Scottish Fiddle and Highland Bagpipes, as well as Scottish Small pipes and Border pipes. I

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Cathy
Peter is an outstanding instructor! He has a nice space for teaching and works to understand where the student is starting from - making sure to emphasize a base of fundamentals that will see you through for the rest of your piping career. I highly recommend him!
Amy
Peter is very patient and exceptionally knowledgeable. He is very analytical in his teaching. I am a new student (only a few lessons) and I am confident he will be able to provide the critical but positive instruction and encouragement that I need. His enthusiasm and passion for music is contagious. In fact, he gives detailed oral histories and music theory explanations related to the topic of the lesson. Most teachers boot you out when time is up - not Peter - he always finishes on the right note. Plus he has an adorable cat assistant, Rory, as a side kick.
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William D.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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William D.

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About William

Autism, blindness

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James J.
Ray
Exceptional first lesson. William was very cordial yet methodical and helped me understand the purpose of establishing a strong foundation in the scale and notes changes which I believe will set me up for success. He was very patient and helped me relax and understand everything. Well worth the time and I highly recommend him.
Nic
Nice introduction to pipes!
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Catherine P.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
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Catherine P.

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Learn to play the Great Highland Bagpipes in a year. Fun, simple and engaging lessons that will help you learn to play the Bagpipes with confidence and musicality. Catherine focuses on sight reading, proper notation and skillful technique so you can be a proficient musician of the Bagpipe!

About Catherine

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 myself with bands lik

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Jane
Great lesson! So excited that I have such a great teacher!
Jennifer A.
Catherine is very personable and patient. I'm enjoying my lessons and she has so much knowledge to share.
Hilary B.
I felt like have known her for a long time. Excellent instructor, concise, clear, encouraging. She makes me feel motivated to do more.

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William D.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Highland Bagpipes from College of Piping in Glasgow, Scotland
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William D.

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About William

Autism, blindness

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James J.
Ray
Exceptional first lesson. William was very cordial yet methodical and helped me understand the purpose of establishing a strong foundation in the scale and notes changes which I believe will set me up for success. He was very patient and helped me relax and understand everything. Well worth the time and I highly recommend him.
Nic
Nice introduction to pipes!
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Michael L.

53 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Science in Music from University of Colorado at Denver
  • Teaching since 1990
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Michael L.

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I make learning the bagpipes super fun! I use a really fun and fast approach to getting students up and playing in no time and more advanced players to the next level. For online lessons I use all of the latest technology including screen sharing, virtual snip and sketch and ink, lesson and practice follow up videos, and many other awesome tools to enhance the online experience. 26 years experience teaching beginner to professional level pipers.

About Michael

Michael offers a fun and fast approach to getting students up playing and progressing forward in no time. 26 years experience teaching beginner to the professional level. Studio and Online lessons. For online lessons Michael uses all of the latest technology including screen sharing, virtual sni

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Jason S.
For my first lesson, I wasn’t intimidated and it was actually one of the best first time experiences I’ve ever had… I am motivated to start practicing and I cannot wait until the next lesson
Barry
Excellent, easy to work with and very knowledgeable
Justine
Michael is an incredible teacher. My fiance has never played a musical instrument before in his life and I got him a few lessons for his birthday. At first, I wasn't sure how virtual music lessons would go, but Michael is by all accounts, an incredibly engaging, funny, and knowledgeable instructor. My fiance looks forward to his weekly lessons with Michael. In particular, he enjoys learning about the history of this incredible instrument alongside the actual music theory and practical aspects of learning a new instrument.

It has been truly incredible to witness my fiance transform in a few short weeks from someone scared of learning a new instrument to someone who is confident that he can learn a new skill provided he puts in the time and effort to practice and show up! Michael has given him the confidence and the inspiration to make amazing progress as a student.

I highly recommend Michael as an instructor. He really makes the virtual format work and he knows how to introduce beginner musicians to the joys of learning how to express yourself on an instrument.

Darrell C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks American English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • B.A. Performing Music from University of La Verne
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Darrell C.

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Traditional bagpipe lessons for pipers of all levels, Beginners with no musical experience are most welcomed!

About Darrell

For twenty years Darrell has been a professional music educator is one of the top piping instructors in Southern California. Currently, Darrell is a full-time performer, instructor, open class solo competitor, Western United States Pipe Band Association competition adjudicator, and holds a BA in Mus

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Average Cost of Bagpipes Lessons in Annandale, VA

The average cost of 60-minute bagpipes lessons in Annandale is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $75 per hour.
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"Moves quickly and directly to make progress towards achievable goals."
Craig
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"Incredibly patient and encouraging. Explains things in ways that make sense."
Kristin
Took Bagpipes lessons from William D.
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"Great intro to the equipment and how to play, with recommendations for finding the best kit. Easy to meet online."
Gavin
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"Great guy, amazing musician. Patient with beginning students, helps them struggle through material."
Alex
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"Awesome instruction. He made it easy."
Tonya
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"I've only had one full lesson with Catherine and I can still say that in all my years of musical education she's the best teacher I've ever had. She's kind and understanding but not afraid to correct, she's patient and able to be casual but still keeps you on track, and she's very intuitive. I found her predicting or explaining problems I didn't have words for before they even happened, and she has tons of solutions to suggest. If you're looking for a bagpipe instructor she is well worth it!"
Camille
Took Bagpipes lessons from Catherine P.
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"Michael does an outstanding job with our son. Very professional and very creative, punctual and yet flexible. Our son always seems to enjoy his lesson."
Lloyd
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"Michael was very accommodating and very thorough in his lesson. I left feeling very excited for my next lesson!"
Laura
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"Michael is excellent bagpipe teacher!!! I am looking forward to my next lesson."
Jim
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"William is an amazing teacher. Not only has he taught me to play the bagpipes but has also managed to form a greater appreciation for music in general. The little tidbits of information he throws into a lesson really stick with my mind and thus I feel I have learned a great deal more than just one instrument. He has clearly been teaching for a long time, you can tell by his patience and his resourcefulness of teaching techniques depending on the student. While he will show you proper technique he also throws in an analogy that manages to make a complicated piece of music understandable. I strongly recommend lessons from William if you want to learn the instrument and the music of bagpiping."
Max
Took Bagpipes lessons from William D.
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