Beginning Bagpipes

Beginning Bagpipes

  A workshop-style class for beginners to learn how to play The Great Highland Bagpipe. Instruction in the correct form and basic fundamentals of playing the bagpipe: includes the basic fingering, technique, notation, and sight-reading which is first learned on a practice changer. Emphasis on scales, embellishments, and playing simple tunes. With competence playing the practice changer you can advance to The Great Highland Bagpipe.

 No experience is necessary. You will need a practice changer. One can be purchased on Amazon or I recommend a ” Pipers Choice Practice Chanter” from Henderson Imports, $ 50.00. I also recommend the tutor book ” College of Piping Highland Bagpipe Tutor part 1″, it’s called “The Green Book”. $ 30.00. See below. 

Henderson Group



Piper’s Choice Regular Poly Practice Chanter  SKU: PCPCR

$50.00    Piper’s Choice Regular Poly Practice Chanter

 The Piper’s Choice chanter has very good tone, a comfortable feel, and a great price. Made in Canada.



Piping Centre “Green Book” Volume 1 with Web Videos 










Dates: February 18, 25 and March 3 Tuesdays 

Time: 6:00-7:00 

Place: Class Room 8 Ely Memorial High

Enter through the ground floor of the High School’s front entrance.  Take the hallway to the right.  Room 8 is the first door on the right

Fee: No charge.

About the Instructor

Meet the instructor – Joe Linneman has been piping well over 20 years. He was the Pipe Major of The St.Cloud Fire and Police Pipes and Drums ( Pipe Band) 2008 to 2019. This band performed numerous parades and shows in Central Minnesota. He also played with the Celtic band “Ring of Kerry”. He has played with other pipe bands as well as solo events. Joe has taught several other people how to play the bagpipe over the years.

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