Young Stars Schools
The Young Stars piping schools are specifically targeted towards young pipers aged 17 and under.
16/03/2020 - The Spring Schools for both U18 and Adult learners have been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. Please do not book, and all those booked already will be contacted individually about refunds.
Dates for 2020 are now confirmed as:
Spring School - 6 - 9 April
Summer School 1 - 6 - 9 July
Summer School 2 - 13 - 16 July
Autumn School - 12 - 15 October
So book online now here
These schools will include
- Group lessons
- Small practice groups
- Tuition time
All of this will be tailored for young learners. It will be a great opportunity for young pipers to get together and have fun as well as learning more about the instrument. We wanted to create a place where they can develop their piping, with some exciting music to learn and meet other young pipers from across the country.
The schools will run daily from 9am – 4.30pm for four or five days and cost £110 per place for tuition.
For these schools, we would suggest a minimum age of 10 years old to be able to attend and get the most from the teaching. However, please call us on 0141 353 0220 if you would like to discuss this further.
These schools could be run at either our City Centre - McPhater Street venue or our West End - Otago Street venue. You will be informed before te course begins where it will be held.
There will be a music pack provided for each school.
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
Download a sample timetable here.
Young Stars Beginners
If you have always wanted to learn the pipes, then begin your journey with us.
This half week course is designed specifically for young learners aged 16 and under, whose experience playing is limited to playing the scale or less.
Taking place during the Young Stars Piping Schools, this course starts at 9.00am each day. You will receive 2 lessons per day, as well as join in with the recital or workshop, giving you the chance to meet other young players. Join us each morning of the course, to begin your Piping Journey.
This is an example of the format for the timetable and you can see BEG marked.
At The National Piping Centre, we teach from our Highland Tutor Book I, which is available to purchase through our registration form here, and you will save £5 on RRP. If you need to purchase a chanter, there is also an option to purchase our starter pack, which contains the Tutor Book and a Chanter, which also has £5 off RRP.
This school costs £80 for the half week option.