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Scottish Bagpiping 101: The Practice Chanter

Beginner students of all ages will receive a practical introduction to the hobby, sport, history, music, and active culture of Scottish Highland Bagpiping. Classes will be taught using the Practice Chanter*, the instrument traditionally utilized in bagpipe instruction and practice when a low decibel level is appropriate. May be taken concurrent with Scottish Bagpiping 201.


1 Practice Chanter
1 3-ring binder, with notebook paper and clear plastic sleeves, for class notes and handouts
1 Pencil
1 Korg TM-60 Chromatic Tuner and Metronome


*For those entirely new to piping, practice chanters will be available to purchase or rent.

**Sheet music and supporting materials will be provided free of charge.

If you have any questions about the course, please contact the instructor, Mr. Sean Patrick Regan:

Your PayPal payment serves as your registration. You will be contacted with more details prior to the start of class. 

Classes are now being held at Winchester Thurston in Shadyside.

Your PayPal payment serves as your registration. You will be contacted with more information about the class closer to the start date.

Refunds, Pro-rates and Cancellation Policy: Refunds will only be issued if Calliope cancels a class due to insufficient enrollment. If that happens, you will be notified in advance and will receive a refund or credit within 30 days from the start of class. No refunds will be given to those who cancel their registration within 2 days before a class starts or after class begins. Classes may not be pro-rated; please plan accordingly. Confirmations will be sent approximately a week before a class starts via email (please specify if you prefer to be contacted by phone).

Class Dates

October 9, 2023 - November 27, 2023


Mondays, 6:30-7:45 PM


Sean Patrick Regan
Master of Music Performance (Bagpipe), Carnegie Mellon University Bachelor of Arts, Music Education (bagpipe as Major instrument), Edinboro University of PA Teacher Certificate, Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board, Scotti... more



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