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Intro to Highland Bagpipes

Hannah Gieseke & Glen Johnson, Instructors
7:00-8:00 pm, starting on September 8, 2022
Ages 18+, beginning level


Have you always wanted to learn how to play the bagpipes, but you weren't sure where to go? Look no further! The sounds of the Scottish Highlands are alive at Hochstein! In this introductory course, you will learn how to read music, play the practice chanter, and learn basic tunes that are played by massed bands worldwide.

Please note that this course features playing the practice chanter, and is the first step to playing the Highland Bagpipes. Kilts not required!

New this year: Bagpipe Class will have the opportunity to intersect with the new Intro to Pipe Band Snare Drumming class held at the same time!

NOTE: All students will need to purchase a McCallum PC2 Standard Length Plastic Practice Chanter and The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 1.


Fee: $10 registration fee, $162 per 9-week session. For students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein, the reduced tuition is $126 per session.

This class runs for the full year. In order to  maximize your technical advancement, it is recommended you enroll for all four sessions. Full year tuition is $648 payable in quarterly installments of $162 per 9-week session. For students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein, reduced tuition is $504, payable in quarterly installments of $126. (Fees are as of Fall 2022.)


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Click here to go to our online registration or call 585.454.4596. 

Safety Protocols

NOTE: All lessons, classes, and rehearsals will be conducted in-person - unless noted otherwise - and will be subject to Hochstein’s safety plan. Please review our current procedures before entering our building.