You will learn:
We provide the music and the instruction.
We want and will teach beginners!You need to get a PRACTICE CHANTER (which you can order on-line, or through the band), and a 3-ring notebook. It would also help you to eventually get a music stand.
You don't need any previous musical knowledge...we will teach you everything, from the beginning.
After about one month (four sessions), you should be able to play a simple version of "Amazing Grace."
The people who succeed "just keep at it" (they are persistent) and try to practice a little every day (...meaning that they are consistent).
You can learn a lot, once you've learned (and can do) basic technique and how to read (understand) Scottish pipe music notation.
To Register to start learning to play the Scottish Highland Bagpipes, please contact:
Jim Campbell, Lt Colonel: Jim Campbell 719-541-4275
Beginning piping students study with a mentor-piper, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoons, then also do some pipe band drill and deportment work from 2:30-3:30 (or even as late as 4:30 p.m.). Band practice is at the Kiowa Masonic Lodge, 304 Pawnee St., Kiowa, Colorado (from September thru May).
Below are files, which together, can be two session's worth of learning, or can be split into four or five learning sessions.