Do you like the music of the Scottish bagpipe so much that you would like to learn it yourself? This is certainly possible! You can take lessons with me or become a member of the bagpipe band the Friends of the Pipes.
Learning bagpipes is not easy. It is indeed one of the most difficult instruments in the world. The finger technique is not very difficult. With only nine notes, there are only nine finger combinations that you have to learn. But there is a lot to it, such as blowing technique, keeping pressure, learning to march and play all music from the top of your head. This means that learning to master the instrument is a long process.
Usually the average player spends two years on the practice chanter, a practice instrument. Then it takes another two years to control the bagpipes themselves. Depending on commitment and talent, this process can go faster or slower. In any case, it is an instrument that requires discipline.
As of this moment, it is only possible to take lessons by joining the band Friends of the Pipes.
- You will be taught in a group
- the band provides teaching material and tunes
- The lessons are provided at the location of the Friends of the Pipes (Emmeloord)
- Costs are €17.- per month
For both options you yourself must purchase the instruments. The cost for a practice chanter is about €70, -, with €5,- for the reed. The costs for the bagpipes are very variable, depending on the supply. A complete set usually costs at least €1500, - if you go for decent quality.
If you are interested in lessons, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.