Learners start playing on a practice chanter (similar to a school recorder). On the practice chanter they will learn the rudiments of playing the pipes: the notes and embellishments, and some basic tunes. After 12 months or so they gradually progress to the full bagpipes.
To start learning, you will need to purchase a practice chanter. The band can arrange that. We also provide bagpipes to learners for a year or two until you are able to purchase your own.
The tuition fee is $60 per term (per quarter). The fee covers the provision of a tutor and assists with rental of the Band’s practice venue.