individual and group bagpipe lessons

In addition to performance, as a bagpipe tutor, I also teach extensively. I would love to teach you how to learn the bagpipes. I maintain a large private bagpipe lesson studio, with pipers ranging from practice chanter beginners to very advanced pipers, ages 8-73, so I am very confident with one-on-one bagpipe instruction across age and ability levels. Bagpipe lessons cover all aspects of music education (reading and notating music, theory, history) as well as bagpipe-related aspects (performance, technique, tuning, maintenance, repertoire). I have students across the all the grade-levels so am used to tailoring bagpipe lessons to suit your specific goals, pushing you to higher musical expertise and enjoyment, as well as passing down the tradition given to me. In addition to lessons on the highland bagpipe, I can also perform and teach the Scottish smallpipes, border pipes, and Irish whistle. Please contact me for rates.

online bagpipe lessons

For those not located in or aroundHouston, or who travel frequently, a convenient solution is bagpipe lessons over Skype. Audio, video, and sheet music files are sent through email or Dropbox, and payment is through PayPal. I have had many students who have used this easy and flexible option for learning the bagpipes, sometimes combined with an in-person lesson once a month.

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Past Appearances:

Appearances: The White House, NFL Games, The World Pipe Band Championships,
		With The Chieftains, Piping Live, Festival Interceltique Lorient, College Magazine, La Telegramme, Steelers Games, WDVE, The Wall Street Journal, CBS, The New York Times, NBC, Houston Post-Gazette

other consultation

In addition to regular bagpipe band instruction, I am an instructor with the Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming as well as the North American Academy of Piping & Drumming. I am available for weekend workshops of intensive bagpipe instruction in addition to regular, weekly bagpipe tuition. Cost is dependent on travel.