Learn to Play A Bagpipe Tune in 30 Days

Everything you need to know from your first note to playing your first tune on the bagpipe practice chanter.

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Sale price for course: $99 (regular price $199)

Sale price for course and practice chanter: $169 (regular price $269)

Do you want to learn to play the bagpipes?

Here's your chance to learn from Jori Chisholm, an award-winning bagpiper and founder of BagpipeLessons.com. Jori will guide you from playing your first note to learning your first bagpipe tune. No previous musical experience needed.

"A top-tier teacher" — The New York Times

"One of the world's elite pipers." — American Profile Magazine

In this course, you will learn:

  • how to play the nine notes used to play all bagpipe tunes
  • how to read and understand simple bagpipe music
  • how to play the grace notes and simple embellishments needed for your first tune
  • how to play and tap your foot to the beat
  • how to play your very first tune on the bagpipe practice chanter

From Jori:

I have over 30 years of experience as a piper and as a bagpipe teacher to pipers of all ages around the world. I'll take you from your first notes to your first tune, showing you each step of the way with easy to follow instructions as shown in my high quality video and audio lessons. If you've never read music, no problem! I will help take out all the worry and any fears you might have about learning a new instrument. Learning to play the bagpipes should be fun!

Your Instructor

Jori Chisholm
Jori Chisholm

Hi. I’m Jori Chisholm.

I’m a world champion piper and longtime bagpipe teacher. I love helping people discover their passion for the pipes and helping them reach their goals. I enjoy finding ways to learn faster and more efficiently, especially by combining the latest tools and online resources with the best piping traditions.

I founded BagpipeLessons.com with the hope to inspire everyone that it is possible to fulfill your dream to be a piper — regardless of your previous experience or where you live in the world.

I love connecting with people who are passionate about their music. Email me if you have a love of learning new things or a desire to take your piping to the next level. Please keep in touch by signing up for my mailing list. You can also find me on Facebook and Instagram.

Happy Piping!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a set of bagpipes to get started?
No, you won't need bagpipes to start learning. Pipers start out on an instrument called the practice chanter. The practice chanter is the instrument that all pipers use to learn. It allows you to learn the fingering and music of the bagpipes. The practice chanter is quieter than the bagpipes, less expensive and portable. It makes learning easy! If you need to buy a practice chanter, my shop stocks the top options. Visit BagpipeLessons.com/shop!
Where can I buy a practice chanter?
When you sign up for this course, you have the option to purchase a high quality practice chanter made in Scotland by the famous R.G. Hardie & Company bagpipe makers. When you select this option, we will mail the chanter and reed directly to you anywhere in the world. You'll have everything you need to get started learning.
Do I need any musical experience?
No! This course is designed to take you from the very beginning. All you'll need is a practice chanter — everything else you'll need is included in the course. This course is also perfect for pipers with some previous experience who want to make sure they are 100% solid on the fundamentals of piping.
When does the course start and finish?
The course never ends! You can access the lessons anytime, anywhere and work at your own pace. It is a completely self-paced online course — you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like, across any and all devices you own.
I have a question about something else.
No problem! I'm happy to answer any questions you have about learning the pipes or about this course. Send an email to me here: [email protected].

Get started now!