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    Learning the Bagpipes

    With many different ways you can learn, whatever your level, you can take your piping forward with our World Class instructors.

The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory, CBE, FRSE - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE.    Read More

Find your perfect way to learn

Using our course finder below you can select where you want to learn – in Scotland (Home) or overseas, the style you prefer and your level of playing. Then our course finder will recommend the most suitable courses for you.

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  • One to one

    Take face to face lessons with one of our world-class instructors at The National Piping Centre.

  • Skype Lessons

    Like our one-to-one lessons, but conducted over Skype to make our teaching accessible across the globe.

  • Young Stars

    For young pipers aged 16 and Under, these schools have games, workshops and more tailored for you.

  • NPC Adult Gathering

    For pipers aged 17+, these seasonal schools let you learn with other players.

  • Evening Classes

    A 10 week course of lessons suitable for all levels of piper, running throughout the year. 

  • E-Learning

    Anytime, anywhere learning, with online tutorials and live lessons available now for all levels.

  • Intensive course

    Join us at The National Piping Centre for 3 lessons a day over 5 days. 

  • HNC Music - Piping

    Take your piping further, with our Higher National Certificate qualification.

  • Bruggen School, Germany  

    Join our World Class Instructors in Bruggen, Germany for the Pipers' Corner School. 

  • Virginia School, USA

    Our World Class Instructors will teach at this great school in Winchester, VA, USA. 

  • BMus Degree

    Our 4 year Traditional Music - Piping Degree in conjunction with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. 

  • Gaelic for Beginners

    Learn the converstaional basics of Gaelic from a fluent speaker.

  • Pipe Band Workshops

    Bespoke workshops for your pipe band with our world-class instructors. 

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Evening Classes

A 10 week course of lessons suitable for all levels of piper, running throughout the year. 

 

Higher National Certificate

Take your piping further with the HNC Music - Piping

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Piping Qualifications

Find out more about the SQA Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board examinations you can take.

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Piping Live!

Find out more about the World's Biggest Week of Piping!

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The National Youth Pipe Band

Find out more and apply for the NYPB 

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Donate to The National Piping Centre

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Study Abroad with Edinburgh and Glasgow Universities

If you are coming from overseas to study for a semester at Edinburgh or Glasgow University, we have a semester class that gives you a truly Scottish musical experience!

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Accommodation

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The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory, CBE, FRSE - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE

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HRH The Prince Charles,
Duke of Rothesay, Patron

with Founders, Sir Brian and Lady Ivory and the Lord Provost Bob Winter on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Opening of The National Piping Centre.

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