• Banner Learn

    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 CVO CBE FRSE MA CA - Lady Ivory DL MA ARCM FRSA - Sandy Grant Gordon CBE MA.    Read More

Learning Resources

The National Piping Centre has some fantastic learning resources which you can use to help you on your piping journey. WE have our printed tutor books available from The Bagpipe Shop here, and you will find all links to our downloadable tutor books from Apple by Ceol Mor Software, the videos that will guide you through the Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book and the music clips for the Piobaireachd Tutor Book. As well as this, take a look at Noting the Tradition, a heritage lottery funded project which saw interviews conducted with people from the piping world. 

Check it out!

 

The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book One Videos

Highland Bagpipe Tutor One Videos

Hear and see instructional videos to support the lessons in The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book One "The Green Tutor", as taught by Colin MacLellan.

Read more

Digital Resources

Digital Resources

Find out more about the downloadable tutor books which are available for Apple iPads and iPhones through Ceol Mor Software.

Read more

The NPC HIghland Bagpipe Piobaireachd Tutor Book Clips

TNPC Highland Bagpipe Piobaireachd Tutor Book

Listen to sound clips of movements and more as part of your Pioabireachd learning experience with the Tutor Book

Read more

Noting the Tradition

Noting the Tradition

Listen to interviews with people from across the piping world with this Heritage Lottery Funded project.

Read more

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 CVO CBE FRSE MA CA - Lady Oona Ivory DL MA ARCM FRSA - Sandy Grant Gordon CBE MA

Read More

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.

Designed and built by Mucky Puddle