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Peter W.

2 Reviews
Alexandria, VA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Scottish Gaelic
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Ph.D. & M.A. Space Physics & Astronomy; B.A. Physics from Rice University
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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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Karen D.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Karen D.

30 Reviews
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Bagpipes:
You don’t need a Bagpipe to get started. All you would need is a practice chanter and a teacher. Starting with basics of learning notes, rhythms and songs, as the students progress they can even bring in songs they would like to learn. Being an expert Voice Teacher I have breathing techniques way beyond your typical Bagpipe teacher.

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Anthony F.
Karen is very patient & caring while teaching.
Gelaney W.
I will definitely be expanding my accordion skills & of music theory . I’ll also be adding some 😎 Jazz Standards to my repertoire ☺️.
Kelly S.
Karen was not prepared for the lesson. She spent 15 minutes trying to send me photos from a beginner Tabla book available on Amazon. She did not own a set of Tabla drums. She ensured me she could teach anything, but could not pronounce the words used for proper Tabla technique, knew no history and could not even teach me to tune. She literally was reading out of the book figuring it out along the way. I lost a lot of trust from this and asked for a full refund for future lessons.
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Toni C.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education from FAU Florida Atlantic University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Best Of from Gigsalad
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Toni C.

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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

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 i

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Flip M.
Great first lesson!
Scott M.
John O.
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!!!!!!

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Toni C.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Awarded Best Of from Gigsalad
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Toni C.

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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

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 i

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Flip M.
Great first lesson!
Scott M.
John O.
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!!!!!!
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Catherine P.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • BA in Philosphy from George Mason University
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Catherine P.

19 Reviews
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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 li

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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.
Jean S.
What every novice needs, patience and guidance
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Michael L.

52 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael L.

52 Reviews
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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 sn

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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.
Heath F.
He was a great teacher. He was very patient with me. I learned a lot in the lessons I took

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The average cost of 60-minute bagpipes lessons in Fairfax 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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"Michael is excellent bagpipe teacher!!! I am looking forward to my next lesson."
Jim
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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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."
Brogan
Took Bagpipes lessons from Toni C.
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"Teaches at a pace that I can learn from. Not too fast but also not too slow. GREAT JOB"
George
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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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!"
Meredith
Took Bagpipes lessons from Toni C.
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"Took the edge of learning a new instrument off quickly and was super positive"
David
Took Bagpipes lessons from Catherine P.
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"Michael was very patient and not only gave me a bagpipe lesson but walked me through the use on my computer. We even had to use the telephone for voice communication. I think there is no problem he cannot over come."
Stephen
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"Michael is a great instructor. He challenges his students and gets the most out of them. Good with kids."
Tom
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 makes it fun to learn to play the bagpipes and while he encourages practice and improvement he also understands people's busy schedules when finding adequate time to practice is difficult."
Craig
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"Very well done! Enthusiastic, productive and encouraging."
Matthew
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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