Bagpipe Lessons

At Castle Bagpipes we offer tuition and workshops for everyone from the complete beginner to intermediate and experienced players.

We cover all aspects of music theory and bagpipe performance and all of our instructors are certified by the Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board.

If you want to improve technique, sort out your bagpipe’s steadiness, learn some more demanding tunes, tackle you first piobaireachd, enter your first competition or just become a better musician then Castle Bagpipes can help you take the next steps in a friendly and relaxed learning environment.

Individual Lessons

Our individual lessons are the fast track way to success. One hour of one on one intensive tuition where we can cover any ground you feel necessary to achieve your own personal goals. We can help set these targets and keep a diary of your achievements, your practice regime and a plan of your next steps to help you get as much for every session as you possibly can. However, it should be noted that there are no shortcuts and that great basic technique is fundamental! (We can help with that too!).

Group Lessons

Learning in small groups can sometimes be more effective than tackling things on your own. We find this particularly true for our younger learners. This is why we give you the opportunity to get together with some friends and attend a lesson as part of a group at no extra cost. Bookings for group lessons cost £15 Junior / £20 Adult per session and we can take up to 4 students in one lesson making it a more fun and interactive lesson while giving you fantastic value for money.

Skype Lessons

At Castle Bagpipes we appreciate that not everyone is within reaching distance of a face to face lesson. This is why we offer one to one tuition over the internet. With the use of Skype we can conduct a full one hour practice chanter lesson flawlessly with students as far away as Australia, the US and Singapore.


Booking can be made over the telephone on 0131 332 4393 or via email –

Travel and Directions

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If you are in need of tuition outside of Edinburgh please feel free to call and ask for a quote. We can travel!


Juvenile lessons £15 per hour.
Adult lessons £20 per hour.

Book today and get your first lesson half price!