I know that I’ve been on the forum for a bit, but as this is a more formal topic with it should come a more formal introduction.
My name is Magnus, and I’ve been playing Great Highland Bagpipes for a 3 and a half years. That may not seem like much but I’ve worked hard and am a certified Grade 2 piper (grades go 5,4,3,2,1,open from least experience to most). I have not taught any instrument yet but would like to experiment with it and so I am offering a few free introductory bagpipe lesssons to anyone interested. Thanks!
You should enjoy it I know I do/did when I did the same thing to get some jam session groups together in my area for Acoustic guitar and Ukulele. Now if Covid would just bugger off we could get back together.
They just announced the sixth Covid wave where I live, and second booster shot recommendation.
Well done on the grade progression Magnus, that’s impressive.
My 9 year old daughter has expressed an interest in learning and I’ve gone so far as to pick up a decent practice chanter and a copy of “the green book” but haven’t given them to her yet as COVID would have made lessons impractical.
There’s a few accomplished pipers among my in-laws so maybe the interest is in the genes.
I grew up in New England near Boston in an Irish Catholic neighborhood. Grew up with folk songs, IRA propaganda, Ancient order of Hibernians, and Guinness. I remember when I was 16 picking up girks for dates, being treated like a man and doing a shot of Jamesons with the dad before leaving. Which is absolutely stupid looking back,