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Professional Bagpipe Lessons and Teaching Services from Chicago’s Premier Bagpiping Company

The best thing in the world is a well-played set of bagpipes.

Chicalba Bagpiping Services offers systematic instruction to anyone over the age of 10 years old, who has a genuine interest in learning the art of Bagpiping. This woodwind instrument is rooted in history and tradition. Being an experienced piper and instructor himself, Dave Johnston loves to pass his knowledge and skills down to his students.

Chicalba will show you how to reach your playing goals while following the proper steps and offering steady support. Guidance is provided through formal lessons and proven learning methods for application, practice and results. Our valuable instruction can carry learners through bagpipe selection, care, set-up, patience, and eventually playing the Highland bagpipe.

Teaching can be structured to suit those who prefer to have a basis in either Scottish or Irish traditional music. All students will be taught the basic fundamentals through a series of exercises before progressing onto music.

Many students choose one-to-one lessons, which normally take place in the instructor’s home, however alternative arrangements are available if needed.

All students will have an initial payment of between $80 and $100, depending on the cost of the necessary materials and practice instrument from the supplier. This pays for the chanter, all the required learning tools and exercise sheets provided by Chicalba Bagpiping Services. Students will also receive an instructional DVD and supplementary, written notes.

Under 18’s pay $35 / hour for lessons
Over 18’s pay $40 / hour for lessons

Chicalba Bagpiping Services also has experience working with larger groups. Chicalba currently works with the Chicago Fire Department Pipe Band, the Pipes & Drums of the Chicago Police Department, and Northern Illinois Pipes & Drums. Additionally, Chicalba has previously done group sessions with The Fire Fighters’ Highland Guard of Naperville and the Band of Brothers Pipe Band and taught classes at the Beverly Arts Center on the south side of Chicago.

*Group rates vary and can be discussed as required*

Book your
bagpiper today

Fill out our booking form and we’ll respond to your request with any relevant information and pricing.

Call Now

(630) 534-4964 or
(708) 539-8267

We accept the following

We accept Visa, American Express, Discover, Master Card, PayPal and Zelle

Professional Bagpipe Lessons and Teaching Services from Chicago’s Premier Bagpiping Company

The best thing in the world is a well-played set of bagpipes.

Chicalba Bagpiping Services offers systematic instruction to anyone over the age of 10 years old, who has a genuine interest in learning the art of Bagpiping. This woodwind instrument is rooted in history and tradition. Being an experienced piper and instructor himself, Dave Johnston loves to pass his knowledge and skills down to his students.

Chicalba will show you how to reach your playing goals while following the proper steps and offering steady support. Guidance is provided through formal lessons and proven learning methods for application, practice and results. Our valuable instruction can carry learners through bagpipe selection, care, set-up, patience, and eventually playing the Highland bagpipe.

Teaching can be structured to suit those who prefer to have a basis in either Scottish or Irish traditional music. All students will be taught the basic fundamentals through a series of exercises before progressing onto music.

Many students choose one-to-one lessons, which normally take place in the instructor’s home, however alternative arrangements are available if needed.

All students will have an initial payment of between $80 and $100, depending on the cost of the necessary materials and practice instrument from the supplier. This pays for the chanter, all the required learning tools and exercise sheets provided by Chicalba Bagpiping Services. Students will also receive an instructional DVD and supplementary, written notes.

Under 18’s pay $35 / hour for lessons
Over 18’s pay $40 / hour for lessons

Chicalba Bagpiping Services also has experience working with larger groups. Chicalba currently works with the Chicago Fire Department Pipe Band, the Pipes & Drums of the Chicago Police Department, and Northern Illinois Pipes & Drums. Additionally, Chicalba has previously done group sessions with The Fire Fighters’ Highland Guard of Naperville and the Band of Brothers Pipe Band and taught classes at the Beverly Arts Center on the south side of Chicago.

*Group rates vary and can be discussed as required*

Professional Bagpipe Lessons and Teaching Services from Chicago’s Premier Bagpiping Company

The best thing in the world is a well-played set of bagpipes.

Chicalba Bagpiping Services offers systematic instruction to anyone over the age of 10 years old, who has a genuine interest in learning the art of Bagpiping. This woodwind instrument is rooted in history and tradition. Being an experienced piper and instructor himself, Dave Johnston loves to pass his knowledge and skills down to his students.

Chicalba will show you how to reach your playing goals while following the proper steps and offering steady support. Guidance is provided through formal lessons and proven learning methods for application, practice and results. Our valuable instruction can carry learners through bagpipe selection, care, set-up, patience, and eventually playing the Highland bagpipe.

Teaching can be structured to suit those who prefer to have a basis in either Scottish or Irish traditional music. All students will be taught the basic fundamentals through a series of exercises before progressing onto music.

Many students choose one-to-one lessons, which normally take place in the instructor’s home, however alternative arrangements are available if needed.

All students will have an initial payment of between $80 and $100, depending on the cost of the necessary materials and practice instrument from the supplier. This pays for the chanter, all the required learning tools and exercise sheets provided by Chicalba Bagpiping Services. Students will also receive an instructional DVD and supplementary, written notes.

Under 18’s pay $35 / hour for lessons
Over 18’s pay $40 / hour for lessons

Chicalba Bagpiping Services also has experience working with larger groups. Chicalba currently works with the Chicago Fire Department Pipe Band, the Pipes & Drums of the Chicago Police Department, and Northern Illinois Pipes & Drums. Additionally, Chicalba has previously done group sessions with The Fire Fighters’ Highland Guard of Naperville and the Band of Brothers Pipe Band and taught classes at the Beverly Arts Center on the south side of Chicago.

*Group rates vary and can be discussed as required*

Book your bagpiper today

Fill out our booking form and we’ll respond to your request with any relevant information and pricing.

Call Now

(630) 534-4964 or (708) 539-8267

We accept the following

We accept Visa, American Express, Discover, Master Card, PayPal and Zelle

Book your
bagpiper today

Fill out our booking form and we’ll respond to your request with any relevant information and pricing.

Call Now

(630) 534-4964 or
(708) 539-8267

We accept the following

We accept Visa, American Express, Discover, Master Card, PayPal and Zelle