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My approach to music tuition is to identify what the student wants to do. I find that musicians are more motivated when they can see the benefit of their learning for themselves, rather than being pushed or railroaded into anything. Such was my experience at school. Music tuition with me can be as technical or as artistic as the student wishes. I always prefer to take a more practical approach and play by feel to...
Freelance Musician 2011 onwards. Please note that although my profile states Bagpipes, I am a specialist in the Scottish Smallpipes - a type of bagpipe that uses Highand Bagpipe fingering and grace notes. I can teach Highland Bagpipe style on the practise chanter (having learnt this method) but I don't actually perform on the Great Highland Bagpipe. I also play and teach the English border pipes and Swedish bagpipes. It's always important to take a...


Professional: Judo Instructor (on panel) (1976)
clubs over a period of 30 years. I usually teach beginners, using practice chanter and the College of Piping's Tutor Book, or that of the National Piping Centre. I am always patient and positive, explaining at their level, and encouraging the student at every step. Most pupils make good progress, so long as they are keen and practise regularly. Once the student can play the basic movements and has memorised several tunes, he or she...
Drumming Qualifications Board), although I tend to teach a bigger repertoire at each level than the minimum required by the syllabi. I'm openminded about whether or not pupils go ahead and take the actual exams, as I realise not everyone wants or needs the bit of paper. However, for those who want to mark off clear milestones, the exams are an excellent progressive set of goals to work through. I teach exclusively from home, having...


College: HNC – Music. Higher National Certificate (2016)
and from Willie Morrison at the College of Piping. I currently tutor the evening classes at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow and previously at the College of Piping. In addition to this I am teaching for a number of personal students ranging from 10 years old up to 77 years old. I also currently teach at the Boys Brigade and helping them form a pipe band. I currently offer the sessions in person, either...
Grade 1 with the Lothian and Borders Pipe band. Recently attained level 4 (six available) PDQB certificate, at the College of Piping in Glasgow, and studying for level 5. Taught new and exisiting members of various bands I have been a member of. Currently assisting the Pipe Major at the Royal Corps of Signals pipe band and also teaching pupils at both Milton Abbey and Sherborne private schools. Relaxed approach but all sessions tailored to...


Professional: Professional Piping (1983)
teach beginners, intermediate, advanced in both light music and Piobaireachd. References on request. I like to teach in a progressive fashion whereby my students can see progress each week (or per session) as I believe that to labour the basics for too long can lead to the student being disillusioned and make them bored and want to give up. For instance, once the student knows the rudiments and says that he or she wants to...


Masters: MA Music Theatre (2007)
part of these performances I often run workshops and theatre classes teaching drama, singing and music skills to young people. I have taught bagpipes to various adults of all capabilities but mainly to actors researching a role or wishing to learn the pipes for a character. I believe in a safe environment in learning but also a fun one where goals are set and achieved. With that I also believe in hard work and commitment...

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