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Anthony M.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish, English
  • M.Ed. from University of St. Thomas
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Anthony M.

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I have competed and performed in several continents around the globe and have been coached by the best and most renowned bagpipers in Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. A teacher by trade, I have the tools you need to succeed with this instrument, whether you are just beginning or are an advanced player.

We will focus on the fundamental skills needed to make your music a joy to hear! I hold a Master's degree in Education and know what it takes to raise your playing to a higher standard. Message me to see if we could be a good match!

About Anthony

Ever since I was 8 years old, I have loved playing the bagpipes. The instrument was not easy at first - and admittedly I wanted to quit taking lessons early on - but by persevering through the initial learning curve I took off with it and my life has honestly never been the same since. My hope is to

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Anthony W
Takes the intimidation out of bagpipes!

There are not enough good things to say about Anthony as a teacher and bagpipe instructor. He is considerate of a student's piping level and tailors every lesson to reach goals, see visible weekly progression, and ultimately get to the pipes.
Astrid A.
Sam C.
My son is enjoying his bagpipe lessons with Anthony!
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Catherine P.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Awarded Magic Chanter Award from Central Coast Pipes and Drums
  • BA in Philosphy from George Mason University
  • Teaching since 2008
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Catherine P.

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Learn to play the Great Highland Bagpipes in a year. Fun, simple and engaging lessons that will help you learn to play the Bagpipes with confidence and musicality. Catherine focuses on sight reading, proper notation and skillful technique so you can be a proficient musician of the Bagpipe!

About Catherine

I have been playing the Bagpipes since I was 8 years old and have played with two bands, a local community band and a competition band, competing and playing professionally for the last 25 years. Many of my students have won medals in solo competition and have played alongside myself with bands lik

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Tracy
Just had my first lesson and she was amazing! So kind and patient and uplifting. Thank you so much Catherine!
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William D.

30 Reviews
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  • Highland Bagpipes from College of Piping in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
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William D.

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I enjoy working with beginners. The focus is on building a strong foundation in the basic fingering technique of the pipes and learn some basic tunes.

About William

I have played the Highland bagpipes and taught piping for almost 30 years. I lived in Glasgow, Scotland, where I studied piping & fiddling. I am the founder & pipe major of Tucson Highlanders LLC. I am a Tucson Musician Museum Inductee. I love to teach the pipes! I am also a Fiddle teache

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Melissa
I have never had such a wonderful instructor! He is very wise and kind.
Dexter
I am a beginner; I'll leave it at that.
Alan P.
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Toni C.

19 Reviews
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  • Awarded Best Of from Gigsalad
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Toni C.

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Our lessons will be encouraging, positive and productive but most importantly will layer in love and Fun! I am here to help you in a friendly manner as a classroom teacher for over 15 years. Achieve your goals from newbies to more seasoned pipers. Curriculum is individualized based on student’s musical interests. Students will learn proper technique and important musical concepts like reading notes, sight-reading and playing tunes before you know it. We work together and have fun along the way! All ages welcome and all abilities. I enjoy watching students gain confidence and learn more about themselves during lessons. Give it a go and see what you think~ Shoot me a message and lets get started. Aye!

About Toni

As a former school teacher and understanding what it's like to learn a new subject like an instrument and the Bagpipes on top of that - I knew I wanted to learn how to play because I just Loved the sound from the pipes! So what's it going to take, what's involved, how much time do I have to put in

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Tim
Toni is an excellent educator and bagpipe tutor. I'm getting on in years and after emigrating from Scotland as a young man about 35-years prior, I have always had the desire to learn how to play the pipes. I have now been learning the chanter with Toni for a few weeks and appreciate her patience as she teaches me the nuances of piping so that the lesson is enjoyable and easy to follow. I highly recommend Toni.
Kimberly C.
Great communicator and makes the lessons so very fun and interesting
Sam C.
Toni is a great teacher! Our son looks forward to his lessons each week.
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Michael L.

53 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Bachelor of Science in Music from University of Colorado at Denver
  • Teaching since 1990
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Michael L.

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I make learning the bagpipes super fun! I use a really fun and fast approach to getting students up and playing in no time and more advanced players to the next level. For online lessons I use all of the latest technology including screen sharing, virtual snip and sketch and ink, lesson and practice follow up videos, and many other awesome tools to enhance the online experience. 26 years experience teaching beginner to professional level pipers.

About Michael

Michael offers a fun and fast approach to getting students up playing and progressing forward in no time. 26 years experience teaching beginner to the professional level. Studio and Online lessons. For online lessons Michael uses all of the latest technology including screen sharing, virtual sni

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Jason S.
For my first lesson, I wasn’t intimidated and it was actually one of the best first time experiences I’ve ever had… I am motivated to start practicing and I cannot wait until the next lesson
Barry
Excellent, easy to work with and very knowledgeable
Justine
Michael is an incredible teacher. My fiance has never played a musical instrument before in his life and I got him a few lessons for his birthday. At first, I wasn't sure how virtual music lessons would go, but Michael is by all accounts, an incredibly engaging, funny, and knowledgeable instructor. My fiance looks forward to his weekly lessons with Michael. In particular, he enjoys learning about the history of this incredible instrument alongside the actual music theory and practical aspects of learning a new instrument.

It has been truly incredible to witness my fiance transform in a few short weeks from someone scared of learning a new instrument to someone who is confident that he can learn a new skill provided he puts in the time and effort to practice and show up! Michael has given him the confidence and the inspiration to make amazing progress as a student.

I highly recommend Michael as an instructor. He really makes the virtual format work and he knows how to introduce beginner musicians to the joys of learning how to express yourself on an instrument.
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
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  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner
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Karen D.

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Bagpipes:
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.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!

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The average cost of 60-minute online bagpipes lessons is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $75 per hour.
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"Very easy to work with. Very knowledgeable and had lots of good advice. Very fun. A great lesson. Looking forward to the next lesson."
Kelly
Took Bagpipes lessons from Toni C.
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"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!"
Cathy
Took Bagpipes lessons from Peter W.
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"Catherine is great!!"
Maddie
Took Bagpipes lessons from Catherine P.
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"My son has been taking lessons with Catherine for almost 2 years. We started with in-person lessons and then went to doing the lessons online. She is extremely knowledgeable about music and bagpipes and my son is learning a lot from her. I also started taking lessons from her and even though I didn't pick it up as fast as my son she was able to get me up on pipes. She is great about sending videos to help with practicing and always has great feedback during lessons."
Shelley
Took Bagpipes lessons from Catherine P.
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"Excellent!!! Great 1st lesson"
Marlin
Took Bagpipes lessons from William D.
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"He was a great teacher. He was very patient with me. I learned a lot in the lessons I took"
Heath
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"Just started however learnt so much"
Chris
Took Bagpipes lessons from William D.
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"My first Lesson with Michael was amazing! I’m very much looking forward to my next lesson with him."
David
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"Catherine is a wonderful instructor! She is very positive, kind and patient. I highly recommend her!"
Janice B.
Took Bagpipes lessons from Catherine P.
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"Michael makes it fun to learn to play the bagpipes and while he encourages practice and improvement he also understands people's busy schedules when finding adequate time to practice is difficult."
Craig
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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