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Frequently Asked Questions

Thinking of enrolling? Here are a few of the most common questions we get from people looking to begin lessons for the first time.



  • What is a good age to start bagpipe lesson?
    Eight is a good time to start.

  • What do I need to start bagpipe classes?
    A polypenco practice chanter with a plastic chanter reed , a small 3 ring binder for notes and music and a pencil.

  • Do practice chanters come in different sizes?
    Yes . Child , Regular and Long . For beginner students we recommend child or regular length depending on their size. The long chanter are best for more advanced students

  • Where can I purchase the practice chanter?
    In Cornwall, Celtic Treasures ( best to call ahead ) .In Ottawa, The Scottish Irish Shop or online Ben Bhraggie or Reelpipes.


  • What do I need to start with?
    Drum sticks, practice pad and folder for music
  • What sticks and pads should I purchase?
    KP2 sticks and Hugh Cameron Regular practice pad
  • Do I need to buy a drum?
  • Where are they available?
    Celtic Treasures in Cornwall (Call ahead ) or check some of the online store Ben Bhraggie , ReelPipes

The Glengarry School of Piping and Drumming