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Learn the Basics of Playing the Bagpipe:

Pipelander The Bagpiper's ResourceIn this course, the student will learn to play the bagpipe using a practice chanter. The practice chanter is the training tool that all pipers use before attempting to play the pipes. Basic finger technique, scale, note reading, care and maintenance will be the focus during introductory classes.

PipeLander, LLC is committed to inspiring students to express themselves through music and helping the explore the musical aspect of their Celtic Heritage. All students are welcome. We teach students from 10 years old to retirement age. It is part of PipeLander’s mission that no student be turned away from learning due to financial reasons. Inquire about tuition options.

Private or Semi-Private Lessons:

We can schedule face-to-face instruction for those that live nearby. Novice level students are encouraged to take weekly lessons, which can be booked up to one month in advance. Other arrangements can be made for various ability levels.

If you are traveling a longer distance, we can set up a schedule that works for you, including video lessons via Skype.

Lessons via Skype Webcam

I now have the ability to offer face-to-face lessons where you can learn to play from the convenience of your home.

Required Equipment:

  • A computer with a high speed internet connection
  • Skype video chat software which can be down loaded free
  • Webcam (sign language capable).  NOTE:  some older cams may not be effective

Because some students may not have the ability to take piping lessons in person, the webcam lessons are an incredibly effective alternative. Just like traditional lessons, we schedule a time, but meet online via Skype, instead of meeting at my office. It will feel like we are sitting across the table from each other in no time at all.

Practice Chanters:

The bagpipes are an ancient and unique instrument that touches a primal chord in everyone. Pipes are also one of the most difficult instruments to learn and play. So to get started, you will need a good quality, full length, practice chanter. A poorly made chanter can lend itself toward issues with training your ear, as well as inconsistency with hole size and placement on the chanter. The practice chanter is a training tool that will be used for your entire piping career; therefore, doesn’t it make sense to use a quality instrument on your new endeavor?