Small Pipes

david wilson

Pipes with David Wilson

Tuesday, 7pm - 9pm 

SC&T Adult Autumn Term 2021

Zoom - 1hr 40 + 20min tea break 

The class will learn tunes and technique different to the pipe band teaching environment and repertoire; more traditional and aural. The emphasis is on playing tunes with strong rhythm, with less focus on technique except what is necessary to make the tune work. This means different ways of playing the same tune is encouraged, variations and harmony welcomed, standardisation absolutely not the aim. While complete beginners can join in, the class is more suited to those with at least some piping competence or ability on other instruments. Tunes are taught by ear with participants encouraged to sing, and dots usually provided after class for reference. The smallpipes used are concert pitch A (440 Hz) either mouth or bellows blown. A practice chanter pitched at A can also be used. Please make sure you have access to an instrument in A, not B flat!      

SC&T are using Zoom and an online platform called Thinkific to host the online classes this term. Thinkific is an online platform where participants can find all supporting lesson material, lesson recordings and music in one place and sign up for the weekly classes. You will find the Zoom link in the course material for your class.

Price for the term is: £100 - this can be paid in one lump sum when you sign up, or in 3 monthly instalments of £33.33 - you can choose your preference when you sign up.

Sign up HERE

NOTE: This Sign Up link will require you to a create a THINKIFIC ACCOUNT. This is different from any existing SC&T Account you may already have.

Any questions or queries contact David Wilson, contact 07809 434111 by text or WhatsApp or email

About David: 

Learning classical guitar from an early age, David soon became interested in traditional instruments and music, particularly bagpipes. Drawn to the spine tingling sound of a pipe band, and having access to his father’s “big” pipes and practice chanter, he has studied pipes for over twenty years. As well as just for the sheer pleasure this has included playing with a local grade 4 pipe band, for many years with the SC&T small pipes class and, more recently, playing for the SC&T step dance class. No matter how well you play, making music should be fun. David is enthusiastic about passing on his knowledge, encouraging improved technique where needed, bringing new tunes and styles to class but always looking to make the class enjoyable for all the participants.