Learn to play the Scottish Highland Bag pipes!
I teach beginners how to play the Scottish Highland Bagpipe. No experience necessary. I teach in conjunction with The Tucson Pipers.
Pictured above is the original Preparatory Pipe Corps --our beginning pipe band. I'm proud to be pictured at left with a band composed entirely of some of my students. The age range in this picture is from six to seventy-four!
"HOW DO I GET STARTED?"
What you need to begin is a practice chanter -- not a full set of bag pipes. You can get them locally at the Folk Shop, located on Campbell Ave. between Grant Road and Glenn. Tell them you will be studying with me to get a 10% discount. You can also find practice chanters from numerous vendors online.
The pipes have been learned using practice chanters for a long time. It will take time, from several months to as long as a year before you would be ready to buy bagpipes. Getting the practice chanter allows you time to decide if you really want to commit to purchase a set of bag pipes.
I provide the printed music and exercises for free as part of the lesson. Students usually schedule a weekly lesson time.
The pipes setup that I recommend, particularly for playing in the band can be obtained from Gary Guth. Here you will find excellent & trustworthy customer service.
I teach privately at my home. You can e-mail or call for more information, 520-907-4460.
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William Don Carlos. All rights reserved