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Average Cost of Bagpipes Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute bagpipes lessons is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $42 and $75 per hour.

30-min $25
 
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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute bagpipes lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute bagpipes lessons are 17% less expensive at $50, and 30-minute lessons cost 44% less at $34.

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Bagpipes Lesson Reviews from Students

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Karen D.

Somerville, MA
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Michael L.

Golden, CO
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Alexandria, VA
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Somerville, MA

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You don’t need a Bagpipe to get started. All you would need is a practice chanter and a teacher. Starting with basics of learning notes, rhythms and songs, as the students progress they can even bring in songs they would like to learn. Being an expert Voice Teacher I have breathing techniques way beyond your typical Bagpipe teacher.

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Craig May 11, 2018
· Dulcimer · Online
My son had a great first lesson with Karen and is excited to learn to tune his hammered dulcimer and begin playing. Karen has a natural gift as a teacher and great demeanor. Our family is looking forward to working with her in the future.
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Charles G. April 18, 2018
· Piano · In home
Karen is great. Patient and a good teacher.
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Michael D. April 12, 2018
· Trumpet · In studio
So far so good👍

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Golden, CO

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I use a really fun and fast approach to getting any student up and playing in no time and more advanced players to the next level by improving their technique, dialing in tuning and tone, and expanding their repertoire. 26 years experience teaching beginner to professional level pipers.

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David April 30, 2018
· Bagpipes · Online
My first Lesson with Michael was amazing! I’m very much looking forward to my next lesson with him.
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A. Zechariah J. August 28, 2017
· Bagpipes · In studio
I have been taking lessons from Michael for nearly nine months now. He has been an awesome instructor, very talented, helpful, and charismatic!
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Stephen August 8, 2017
· Bagpipes · Online
Michael is patient and very understanding. He takes his time and my time seriously and does not waste any od it. He is prepared and ready to further my ability from zero to reading sheet music in just 4 lessons. The lessons are geared to my level.
I actually look forward to my lessons with Michael.

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My initial instruction follows the John Sprague school method, which focuses on precise articulation of ornamentation, leading into pipe band music.

Once a grounding in pipe band technique has been achieved, I can continue to work with students along the pipe band path through the intermediate level, or branch off into folk/kitchen piping, informed my extensive experience as a fiddler.

I am also willing to teach small pipe and border pipe students.

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Cathy January 4, 2018
· Bagpipes · In studio
Peter is an outstanding instructor! He has a nice space for teaching and works to understand where the student is starting from - making sure to emphasize a base of fundamentals that will see you through for the rest of your piping career. I highly recommend him!
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Amy February 27, 2017
· Fiddle · In home
Peter is very patient and exceptionally knowledgeable. He is very analytical in his teaching. I am a new student (only a few lessons) and I am confident he will be able to provide the critical but positive instruction and encouragement that I need. His enthusiasm and passion for music is contagious. In fact, he gives detailed oral histories and music theory explanations related to the topic of the lesson. Most teachers boot you out when time is up - not Peter - he always finishes on the right note. Plus he has an adorable cat assistant, Rory, as a side kick.

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Tucson, AZ
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Southampton, PA
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West Hollywood, CA
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George G. June 19, 2014
· Bagpipes · In studio
I am a Retired Federal Special Agent and I was born in Glasgow, Scotland. I've always wanted to learn how to play the Highland Bagpipes. I met William a few years ago and he has made my dream come true. William is a caring and patient instructor. He will teach you all details and techniques of playing the instrument and how to play the tunes correctly. William will take a complicated piece of music and will show you an easy path to successful completion of of playing the tune. I have seen William teach all ages and genders and special needs students and all have been successful musicians. William has transformed this hard headed student from a person that could not read music to a performing as a band member with the Tucson Highlanders Pipe band. I STRONGLY recommend William as a Bagpipe Instructor.
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Ike E. June 16, 2014
· Bagpipes · In studio
William as been giving me lessons on the bagpipes since January of 2013, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. William's guidance, style, and skill have taken me from my first lesson on the practice chanter to my first public performances.

William has a easy-going, comfortable and capable style of teaching. He is comfortable adapting to each student's wants and needs rather than forcing each student to follow the same lessons and learning path. He has taught the bagpipes to students from all walks of life and ages.

I've been very happy with his training. I'm looking forward to continuing my training with him, and would recommend him to beginners and experienced musicians alike.
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Max L. June 11, 2014
· Bagpipes · In studio
William is an amazing teacher. Not only has he taught me to play the bagpipes but has also managed to form a greater appreciation for music in general. The little tidbits of information he throws into a lesson really stick with my mind and thus I feel I have learned a great deal more than just one instrument. He has clearly been teaching for a long time, you can tell by his patience and his resourcefulness of teaching techniques depending on the student. While he will show you proper technique he also throws in an analogy that manages to make a complicated piece of music understandable. I strongly recommend lessons from William if you want to learn the instrument and the music of bagpiping.

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Southampton, PA
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I specialize in teaching beginners to play the Great Highland Bagpipe of Scotland. The goal is to become an accomplished bagpiper. I teach notation, rhythm and sight reading as the key to a long bagpipe playing career. I also work with intermediate students on rhythm sight reading and Piobaireachd.

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Anna C. April 28, 2017
· Bagpipes · Online
He is awesome .... wish I had started learning from him from the start ! So Thankful
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Patrick R. February 19, 2016
· Bagpipes · Online
Mr. Guth is very passionate about teaching music and he cares about the success of his students! I am excited to learn from him.
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Liz B. April 2, 2015
· Bagpipes · In home
very very knowledgeable, great location

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Grade One Professional Bagpiper with the British Columbia Piper's Association (Vancouver, Canada). I have played bagpipes since childhood and competed starting in Grade 5 all the way through Grade One. Former pipe major of the Northwest Junior Pipe Band. I studied under Kevin Auld and Brian McKenzie out of Seattle Washington, and taken additional lessons with Roddy McLeod, Brian Donaldson, and Fred Morrison. I look forward to bringing bagpipes to your life and revealing the shocking harmonic beauty that can be achieved from simple practice.

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Do you want to privately learn to play the bagpipes from expert pipers near you? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private bagpipes lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher - whether in-home, studio, or online - accelerates your progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every beginner's chances of becoming an expert pianist. It's easy and affordable to book a teacher, and the lessons make a powerful, long-lasting impact.

Our bagpipes teachers work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. Your teacher can coach you on the basic fundamentals, in addition to the technical parts of bagpipes. Learn about the parts, such as the bag, the air supply, the chanter, and the drone. Learn about the origins of the ancient bagpipes, and the various types of bagpipes. Your teachers also cover the physical, social, and emotional benefits of practicing and playing the pipes.

Your bagpipes instructor can teach you different learning techniques and tips, and help you develop good practice routines, so that you can hack your learning experience, and achieve your goals faster. Learn to play better music on any type of bagpipes.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our instructors come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find the perfect match for your interest and skill level. Each instructor's specialties are listed in their profile, along with details about their background, photos, student feedback and lesson availability.

Students taking online bagpipes lessons can learn at their own convenience, enjoy better rates, and choose from a wider selection of teachers nationwide. If you've ever taken any music classes over Skype, you'll love using our interactive TakeLessons Classroom.

We guarantee a personalized experience that will exceed your expectations. In fact, we are so committed to your happiness that we offer all new customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson. Find the perfect teacher today.

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