The National Piping Centre Adult Seasonal Piping Gatherings
Join the NPC Online Adult Gatherings in 2021
The National Piping Centre is bringing you a series of online Adult Gatherings in 2021 for pipers aged 18+,which have been designed to give a fantastic social learning experience.These events are:
Spring Online Adult Gathering - Monday 26th - Thursday 29th April 2021
Summer Online Adult Gathering - Monday26th - Thursday 29th July 2021
Autumn Online Adult Gathering - Monday 1st - Thursday 4th November
We hope that we will also be able to run in-person schools later in the year, but these will run alongside our fantastic online offering.
The next school, our Spring Adult Gathering begins on Monday 26th April. It will have two timezones of teaching, one from 9am UK Time for UK and European pipers and them from 4pm UK time for North American players. The school will feature individual lessons, workshops, masterclasses, practice time and more, all online from the comfort of your own home. The World Class piping teachers of this school are: Willie McCallum, Dan Nevans, Dr Andrew Bova, Connor Sinclair, Ross Ainslie and Wilson Brown. The school costs £180 for the four days.
Just Announced! We are delighted to have Andrew Carlisle, Director of Piping at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, delivering a lecture as part of this great week of teaching.
Attendees will also be able to take a workshop in Understanding the Competition 2/4 March with Dr Andrew Bova and a chance to ask our World Class instruction team your questions in an exclusive Q&A session just for school students.
Take up these fantastic opportunities for learning and enrol today!
Where will we meet?
Join us on Zoom each day for your day of tuition! Once you have registered, we will be in touch with more information about the school and how you can log in each day.
What will I learn?
Over the four days there will be group lessons, 1-2-1 tuition, Masterclass workshops and more for pipers and drummers. Each piping student will be provided with a digital music pack so everyone will have new music to learn.
What will the school cost?
It is £180 GBP to register for a place on one of our schools. You can register online now at our booking form
What will my timetable look like?
We are just finalising the exact timetable. However, there are two timeszones available for our schools - UK/EU and US/Canada timezone.If you are in the EU your day will run from 9am GMT- 5pm GMT/BST, with group lessons, 1-2-1 lesson and a masterclass workshop at 4pm GMT/BST each day. For those from the USA and Canada, your day will begin with the Masterclass workshop at 4pm GMT and run until around 9.30pm GMT, and will include the group lessons, 1-2-1 lessons during your day. You will have the opportunity to work with our World Class teachers through the week, whatever your timings making this a fantastic learning opportunity for you - so register now!
Who will be teaching me?
Each school will have a different teaching line up, so check back before each school to see who the teachers will be. But we can guarantee they will all be world-class professional pipers.
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.
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