Individual Tuition

Individual Lessons are available to students in one of two ways. You can come into The National Piping Centre for face-to-face lessons with one of our world-class teachers, or you can set up a skype lesson over the internet with a teacher. 

In person lessons can be requested at either our City Centre venue on McPhater Street or in our West End venue on Otago Street. However, teacher availability may vary at each location. Please add a note in the description section when you are booking lessons if you wish to specify which location where you would like your lessons to take place. 

For both in person and skype lessons, the duration is 50 minutes and can cover a variety of topics. For example lessons might cover individual development work, competition preparation, preparation for school performance exams and preparation for Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board theory and practical examinations. How these lessons go depend on your needs as a piper, and we can help your piping go further. 

The National Piping Centre will consider requests for shared lessons if the students are compatible in learning ability.

These individual lessons are available 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday, dependent on teachers’  availability. 

Every student is unique to us and lessons will be tailored for each student’s ability, whether you are a complete beginner or a top flight solo piper.

Hearing Protection

The National Piping Centre requires all students to use hearing protection at all times when playing pipes. Hearing protection is available for purchase in our shop or free of charge from the earplug dispenser in both our piping school venues. 
Find Out More 

For more information or to book a lesson please call 0141 353 0220 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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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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