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Intro to Highland Bagpipes

Hannah Gieseke & Glen Johnson, Instructors
Beginning Levels 1 & 2
18 Thursdays, September 10-January 28, 2021
7:00-8:00 pm
ages 12-adult


Note: This class is now being offered virtually. Online instruction with Hochstein is easy! To find out more about the technical requirements, click here.


Have you always wanted to learn how to play the bagpipes, but you weren’t sure where to go? Look no further! This fall, the sounds of the Scottish Highlands are coming to Hochstein! In this introductory course – led by Hannah Gieseke and Glen Johnson of Gates Keystone Club Police Pipes and Drums – you will learn how to read music, play the practice chanter, and learn basic tunes that are played by massed bands worldwide. Although this course features playing the practice chanter and not the bagpipes, this stepping-stone course to playing the Highland Bagpipes is sure to be your next musical adventure! 

NOTE: All students will need to purchase the Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 1, AKA “The Green Book,” Beginner Kit with either a Standard or Long practice chanter. Here are some resources to purchase the book and chanter:




Fee: $10 registration fee; $306* tuition per 18-week session; $234 if enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein.  (Fees are as of Fall 2020)


* Click here for information about our Tuition Assistance