Interested in Playing the Bagpipes? Here’s How to Get Started!

Interested in Playing the Bagpipes? Here’s How to Get Started!

  You’ve probably heard the phrase “everything happens for a reason.” Many of us believe this is true and that – ultimately – we wind up where we’re supposed to be, doing what we should be doing. I think about this when I ponder how my bagpiping got...

So, You want to play the bagpipe?

A lot of people think they want to play the bagpipe. How about you? How long have you been thinking about playing this instrument? Are you concerned that you won’t have time to devote to instruction? Are you worried about commitment? Indeed, the biggest concern for a...

What is a Bagpiper?

I find that in teaching bagpipers how to play the bagpipe, I need to remind them of what a bagpiper is. “A bagpiper is person who can play a list of bagpipe tunes on the bagpipe by memory, who can develop their own music, and who can maintain their own bagpipe,” I...

So, your kid wants to take bagpipe/music lessons?

“My kid wants to take bagpipe lessons.”  I get calls from time to time with that statement.  I’m happy to take kids.  The question is:  If I take your kid for bagpipe lessons or for any music lessons; would you like a return on your investment?   The...

Memorizing Bagpipe Music

I hear a lot of bagpipers tell me that they have a hard time memorizing tunes. That’s a true struggle because a good bagpiper is a person who can play a list of tunes by memory. It’s pretty much essential. The first question that I ask these people is; “Can you sing...

The “Bagpipe World’s” best Guide

Most new bagpipers ask: “What kind of pipes should I buy?” This is a question that all new bagpipers have. The first thing I would tell you is that Ebay is not the place for a new bagpiper to buy pipes. The pipes sold on Ebay are usually made of Rosewood,...