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David offers a discount of 75% on their first / introductory lesson!


Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Casual £40.00

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Personal Description:

David currently teaches bagpipes at prestigious Cothill School for boys in Oxfordshire.

I am teaching online via google classroom or zoom.

Having played the bagpipes since the age of 10 I am highly proficient piper. I now play regularly at burns suppers, weddings and funerals. I have played in major UK theatre shows with the National Theatre of Scotland and the Thursford Christmas Spectacular and solo in front of 80,000 people at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff. In 2019 premiered my one man Theatre play about the great piping innovator Gordon Duncan at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival winning multiple awards.
In my band playing days I won several World Championships at Novice Juvenile and Juvenile grades and played several years as a grade 1 piper before studying music theory at Napier University in Edinburgh.

Tutoring Experience:

I am currently teaching bagpipes at the prestigious Cothill School for boys in Oxfordshire where my pupils range from 9 years to 12 years old.

I teach privately online using Google classroom or zoom.

As an actor and director I regularly perform In family shows which require regular CRB check ups. As 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.

Tutoring Approach:

I believe in a safe environment in learning but also a fun one where goals are set and achieved.
I also believe in hard work and commitment for anyone wishing to learn a skill, especially a musical skill.

As a teacher I will endeavour to match your commitment to learning with my commitment to teaching.

During the pandemic I am only offering lessons via google classroom (I will set up) or Skype/Zoom.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Royal Academy of Music, London (2007) - MA Music Theatre (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • Northampton University (2001) - Performing Arts (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • Napier University, Edinburgh (1997) - Ba(Hons) Music Studies (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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