If you have ever wanted to learn how to play the bagpipes, then there is no better time to get started than today. Students as young as 10 years old can begin learning the pipes, and Matt has successfully taught folks into their early 80s.
Since 2001 Matt has had great success training pipers from around the world. Lessons are given through Skype, Facebook Messenger, or Apple’s FaceTime and materials are provided via online downloadable PDFs. To note, no in-person lessons are being offered at this time, but do not let that dissuade you! Matt has successfully taught many dozens of pipers through his online lessons and his happy to walk you through the process of setting up everything video instruction.
To begin learning the pipes you do not need a set of bagpipes. All you will need is a practice chanter, a recorder-like instrument. The practice chanter is used to learn the embellishments and fingering of the pipes before graduating to a full set of pipes. Even advanced pipers use practice chanters to learn new tunes and practice old ones. If you do not own a chanter, Matt would be happy to recommend where to purchase one.
Matt has created his own piping curriculum and is also posting regular instructional videos on his YouTube channel. Matt’s method will quickly get you off the practice chanter and onto the full pipes, while you are learning real pipe tunes that all pipers should know.
For more details on bagpipe lessons, please text Matt at 972-657-0318 (please text before calling, as the amount of robocalls has made answering the phone more difficult) or send Matt an email.
Click here for a calendar of Matt Willis’ availability. Note, this is not an interactive calendar, it simply shows when students’ lesson are scheduled and Matt’s current openings.