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Learn to play the bagpipes at home with easy and fun video lessons that really  work. 

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Learning the bagpipes shouldn't be hard.

 

I love the bagpipes and have always wanted to learn to play.... but where and how to begin. I have been looking at YouTube videos but everything seems daunting and confusing and I have no idea where to start. I have no idea who teaches bagpipes or where I'll find the time to learn. Also, the bagpipes seem so expensive and I'm not sure what would be a good instrument to start with.

The Highland Bagpipe Academy was created to solve all these problems in easy to follow step-by-step lessons that show you everything you need to know on your journey to become a bagpiper.

Step-By-Step Video Lessons

20+ hours of high quality video bagpipe lessons broken down into easy to follow steps with video, audio, sheet music and diagrams to help make learning easy and fun. 

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Bagpipe Tunes

Tunes

30+ video tune tutorials broken down by phrase with adjustable tempos and tips on how to play the tune properly with printable sheet music. New tunes added monthly.

Bagpipe Maintenance

High Quality video tutorials that take you through the steps required to set up your pipes and maintain them in good playing condition. 

Bagpipe Maintance
Bagpipe Tuning

Bagpipe Tuning

Learn to tune your drones and chanter with proven techniques while addressing maintenance issues that can affect your tuning success.

Erin Foster

"I started playing the bagpipes when I was kid and then stopped for 20 years... these lessons are perfect for me to get back up and playing again. The lessons are done in such detail that it's impossible not to figure it out. I wish these lessons were available 20 years ago I might have never quite."

Michael McLachlan

"I'm a retired cop and always wanted to learn the bagpipes, but it always looked so hard and I never had time. Well, I finally have time and now I'm learning from Pete on his website and from private lessons via FaceTime and couldn't be happier. He breaks everything down so even an old stubborn fart like me can learn."

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Scotland the Brave Lesson

There are many tune tutorials just like available with accompanying sheet music and notes about the tune.

 

What's Included In Your Membership

 

20+ Hours of High Quality Video Content ($1,200+ Value)

Private lessons are great, but they are also very expensive and time consuming. On average, private bagpipe lessons cost $60/hr. That's $1 per minute, so the value of over 1,200 minutes of video content would equal at least $1,200, not to mention the time and money you save by not having to travel to and from lessons.

150+ Easy-to-Follow Video Lessons

From purchasing your first practice chanter to tuning a full set of bagpipes. These easy to follow high quality video lessons will help guide the absolute beginner or novice player achieve their full potential in a fraction of the time traditional lessons require. These videos cover all the bagpipe embellishments broken down with proven exercises to allow you to master the embellishment quickly. They also include step-by-step maintenance and tuning video tutorials that demonstrate the techniques needed to set up a bagpipe that sounds good and is easy to play.

30+ Tune Tutorials

Quickly learn to play popular bagpipe tunes broken down by phrase with adjustable speeds. All tunes include tips on how to play tune correctly and are easily printable. New tunes added monthly.

Tune Books (*1 year membership)

Included with a 1 year membership are 2 digital tune books. 50 Essential Bagpipe Tunes and The Gaelic Storm Bagpipe Collection. The 50 Essential Bagpipe Tunes collection includes 50 of the most popular tunes for the bagpipes including; Amazing Grace, Scotland the Brave, Danny Boy.... The Gaelic Storm Bagpipe Collection includes a collection of tunes I have written and arranged for Gaelic Storm on the bagpipes over the years.

 Email Assistance

You will have email assistance from me anytime you need some extra help.

7 Day FREE Trial

You will have 7 days to try out the site before you get charged anything. Simply cancel before the 7th day if you don't enjoy these lessons.

100% Satisfaction Money Back Guarantee for 30-Days

If for any reason you are not satisfied with the Highland Bagpipe Academy, contact me within the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.

 

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About the Teacher,

Peter Purvis

 

Peter grew up in the small village of Merrickville, located in the Ottawa Valley, Canada -- An area famous for its fiddle players, step dancing and maple syrup.

He began playing the Highland pipes at the age of 12 and began playing the Uilleann pipes and Irish whistle at the age of 16. Growing up, he had great opportunities to play with some of Canada's finest pipe bands and receive lessons from some of the best-known pipers in the world. It was these lessons from elite pipers at a very young age that helped to mold him into the player he is today.
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He has an accomplished solo career, winning several championship supreme titles in North America as well as gold medals in both light music and Piobaireachd at the North American championships. His solo career took him to Gr. 1 before taking a leave from competitions to play with the internationally touring band, Gaelic Storm.  

Peter has been a part of the band Gaelic Storm since 2004.  He has recorded 2 DVDs and 8 Albums with the band, 7 of which were #1 in World music on the Billboard charts. Gaelic Storm has earned a reputation as one of the world-music scene’s preeminent Celtic bands. 

When he is not on the road with the band, Peter teaches and runs the Highland Bagpipe Academy, Uilleann Pipe Academy and Tin Whistle Academy.

 

Bagpipe Teacher

1 Year Membership For The Price Of 4 Lessons.

 

Learning from a teacher one-on-one is invaluable. However, its also very expensive. On average, private bagpipe lessons cost $60/hr. That's $1 per minute and The Highland Bagpipe Academy has over 20 hours of high quality instructional video included in a membership. That's over 1,200 minutes of video content and at $1 per minute that would equal at least $1,200, not to mention the time and money you save by not having to travel to and from lessons.

These lessons can be done on your own time when ever it's convenient for you. Plus, you will have my personal guidance and help along the way to ensure you progress in the right direction.

As a special bonus for signing up for a year you will also receive 2 FREE digital tune books from me. One full of the 50 most essential bagpipe tunes and the other of tunes I have written or arranged for Gaelic Storm. Both make an excellent addition to any pipers repertoire. 

 

Monthly Membership

$30

  • Access to 20+ hrs of High Quality Video Lessons
  • Ability to Track Progress
  • 30+ Printable Video Tune Tutorials
  • 7 Day FREE Trial
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Available on Computer, Tablet or Phone
  • Email Support
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1 Year Membership

$240

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  • Access to 20+ hrs of High Quality Video Lessons
  • Ability to Track Progress
  • 30+ Printable Video Tune Tutorials
  • 7 Day FREE Trial
  • 30 Day Money back Guarantee
  • Available on Computer, Tablet or Phone
  • Email Support
  • 50 Essential Tunes Book
  • 20% off Private Lessons
  • Gaelic Storm Tune Book
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6 Month Membership

$150

  • Access to 20+ hrs of High Quality Video Lessons
  • Ability to Track Progress
  • 30+ Printable Video Tune Tutorials
  • 7 Day FREE Trial
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Available on Computer, Tablet or Phone
  • Email Support
  • 50 Essential Tunes Book
  • 10% off Private Lessons
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100% Satisfaction Guaranteed for 30-Days

If for any reason you are not satisfied with the Highland Bagpipe Academy, contact me within the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.

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