Learn to Play the Great Highland Bagpipe!
All Ages and Ability Levels
It may only have nine notes, but that doesn’t make a bagpipe easy to learn to play. You’ll be doing yourself, and anyone within earshot, a big favor by getting real instruction. There are too many things about the music and instrument that really can’t be figured out on your own.
Neil’s many years of teaching experience and his patient, easy going attitude make the lessons fun and informative. Neil has success teaching people of all ages and ability levels. His tutorial videos on YouTube have well over a million views. Whether you’ve never studied music, or if you have previous musical training, he can teach you. References are available.
Fun & Informative
There is a centuries old tradition of one person passing piping skills on to another. You don’t start on the bagpipe. First you get a practice chanter, which is like a recorder, and costs about $70. With that you learn the basic fingering technique and some easy tunes before picking up an actual bagpipe. Neil has chanters for you and will supply all the written music and exercises you’ll need.
Neil offers private instruction at his home in Kirkland, is available for pipe band workshops and consultations, and is the piping instructor for King County Firefighters Pipes and Drums, Seattle Firefighters Pipes and Drums, Seattle Police Pipes & Drums, and Snohomish County Firefighters Pipes and Drums.