Beginner Bagpiping

About the course.

During this 6 week course you will learn correct finger placement, basic technique, how to read music, and your first tune on a chanter.

Suitable for ages 10 to adult.  Minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 7. 

Materials required. 
Practice Chanter and the College of Piping Tutor Book.  Cost $160.   These can be purchased through Easton Pipes and Dance pipesdance.co.nz  (NOTE: Select the Deluxe Package to save $45 rather than purchase the items separately).

  • Start: Wednesday 17 October 2018
    Finish: Wednesday 21 November 2018
    Wednesdays 7.15-8.00pm
    Timing
  • Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre, Drama Room 1Location
  • Marion HorsburghTeacher
  • Children 10 years and over, teens and adults.Target Market
  • Practice Chanter and the College of Piping Tutor Book.  Cost $160.  See above for where to purchaseRequirements
  • $120 per studentPrice/Student (incl GST)
  • New EnrolmentEnrolment

About Marion Horsburgh

Marion is a New Zealand Champion piper having won several titles for both solo and pipe band performance.  She has competed in the top Grade at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow as a member of The City of Wellington Pipe Band and more recently as a member of The Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band.  Marion has also met with international solo success including twice winning the Gold Medal for Piobaireachd (classical music) at The Braemar Gathering.     She performed at The Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 1987 with the City of Wellington Pipe Band and has been a guest soloist with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra on several occasions.

Marion has a wealth of teaching experience.  Since 1999 she has been  Musical Director  of the highly successful  Scots College Pipe Band and is a regular tutor at the Royal New Zealand Pipe Band Association’s annual Summer School.

Our Location

Rata Studios
Based at Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Strathmore
Wellington 6022
Rata Studios
Based at Scots College
PO Box 15064
Miramar
Wellington 6243