Why You Should Own A Bagpipe Stand

Have you ever heard of a bagpipe stand? ​ A bagpipe stand is a cradle that holds your pipes when they are not being played. Why is a bagpipe stand important? Well, the problem with most portable instruments is that they often spend too much time in the case. You know...

Does your Job interfere with your Bagpipe habit?

Well, does it? I have spent the last 22 years teaching (mostly) adults how to play the bagpipe. Most of my adult students work 9 to 5 Monday thru Friday. The students who succeed are the students who blow their pipes regularly (at least 3 to 4 time per week). If you...

Get an early start on Christmas and improve your musical skills!

Though Christmas seems eons away, it’s really just around the corner. And perhaps all those Christmas in July sales put you in the holiday mood. That means now is a good time to start thinking about Christmas Carols. How is your Christmas Carol repertoire? Can...

The cost of free sheet music.

Over the years, there have been groups that have formed on Facebook looking for free bagpipe sheet music. Most people wouldn’t think anything of that. It’s free so it can’t be bad, right? Not necessarily! I’d like to take a moment to explain to you why those groups...

Getting prepared for the New Year.

What are your dreams concerning your bagpipe project for this coming year? Do you want to be a better bagpiper? Would you like to be able to play more and different music? After 21 years spent teaching bagpipers via private lessons, I have found a direct correlation...

The Bagpipe Stand

Having taught bagpipes for a number of years, I see the same problem happening over and over. A person spends 8 to 12 months developing their bagpipe skills on the practice chanter and then make a substantial investment in a set of bagpipes. In most cases these...