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    Learning the Bagpipes

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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.    Read More

Schedule

On arrival

Students will check in from 4pm on Sunday 18 June. At 8am on Monday 19 June an assembly will be held in Hester Hall of the Henkel Building, where students will be given full details of the week and what they can expect. As part of this students will be required to give a brief audition in order to allocate students to the group they will be taught in for the rest of the week. This is not a test but merely gives the teachers a better understanding of you playing ability.

After all the auditions are complete, students will be informed of groupings and then given any other relevant information. They will also be given a music book ONLY if they have pre-bought one. The music pack will be emailed out to everyone and if students prefer they can print it off for themselves.

Henkel Hall is number 24 on the Campus Map: http://www.su.edu/campus-maps/

Lessons

After students have arrived on Sunday 18th June, from Monday 19th - Friday 23rd June, you will be taught in a small group with those of similar ability. Lessons will be taught primarily on the practice chanter but of course as the week progresses the emphasis may change to the pipes as required. Please bring along pen/notepad, your practice chanter and pipes (if you have them) during the week to take full advantage of the teaching.

 

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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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