Free Yourself From
Bagpiping should be a joyful experience, each and every day you pick up the pipes.
If it's not, let's fix that – before it's too late.
At the Piper's Dojo, you'll learn to play the bagpipes by developing daily habits and mastering objective musical fundamentals, all as part of a vibrant online community.
The end result? True musical self-expression, and a true feeling of fulfillment via the bagpipes.
WEEKLY classes AND INSTRUCTION WITH
ANDREW DOUGLAS • RAB MATHIESON • BRUCE GANDY •. KEN ELLER
ALASDAIR HENDERSON • CAMERON DRUMMOND • GREIG CANNING CARL DONLEY • ANDY FUSCO • CHANCE BELL •. ANDRA STOLLER
ED BEST • SALLY MASON • TIM GATEHOUSE • LEE MCLEOD
GUEST LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS WITH
RICHARD PARKES • STUART LIDDELL • JACK LEE
JIM MCGILLIVRAY • BOB WORRALL • WILLIE MCCALLUM
CALLUM BEAUMONT • MCCALLUM BAGPIPES • KEN ELLER
MURRAY BLAIR • ROSS MILLER + many more
RAPIDLY DEVELOP YOUR BAGPIPE LEARNING IN A WAY THAT SUITS YOU
Never read a note of music? Curious about this whole bagpiping "thing"?
We've got you covered! Our self-paced Piper's Dojo Beginner's Tutor is the perfect combination of instructional videos, explanatory articles and interactive quizzes that have been developed by world-champion bagpipers. You can also complement your self-paced learning with weekly beginner live classes and 24/7 student support. With Dojo U, you'll become a confident bagpiper in no time...
Just transitioning to the bagpipes?Experienced performer? Steadily working your way up the competition grades?
Either way, if you're a piper with a bit of experience, the Piper's Dojo is your online HQ for all things piping. We've refined our logical, methodical approach to teaching the bagpipes for more than a decade, by coaching thousands of students just like you. Master instrument maintenance, fingerwork, embellishments, blowing steadily, tuning your own pipes, nerves, and so much more...
Top level piper, solo competitor, pipe major, or band leader?
We offer world-expert feedback every week on your own playing from top-level champion pipers, plus a wealth of resources, 1000+ tunes, and teaching materials for you to improve and broaden your own expertise, or leverage in your teaching and coaching of students and bands. You can also join our global community of hundreds of pipers and pipe majors, and one-off events like our popular annual Pipe Major's Symposium...
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"Through Dojo U I’m finally getting much of the formalized and theoretical training I never got through private instruction in the past. Plus, I’m regularly able to have my playing constructively critiqued to continue to focus my improvement areas and move forward. Dojo U has been very accommodating with their instruction and I feel a genuine sense of belonging with so many that participate in the various programs!"
Anders Udsen - British Columbia, Canada
“Dojo University has created a place where pipers of all levels can obtain much needed instruction. Offering not only live weekly classes that suit anyone’s schedule, they also have a full back catalog of old lessons covering all aspects of piping. Living in Memphis, I am devoid of higher instruction, so the Dojo has given me an extremely affordable outlet where I can learn on my time from some of the top pipers in the world!"
Kenny Hiner - Tennessee, USA
How Do I...
Learn to play the bagpipes?
Our Beginner's Tutor program is proven to help you learn rapidly and properly how to play great bagpipe music, even if you've never read a single note of music before. Plus, you can do it from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace, and with plenty of world-class support.
Make my bagpipe easier to play?
Struggling with a bagpipe that's too hard? Frustrated that you always seem to be exhausted when you practice? Your bagpipes should never feel hard to play. Let's break down the process that's involved in making sure you are always comfortable while piping.
Get better at bagpipe embellishments?
Do you suffer from crossing-noise-itis? Do your D Throws or taorluaths suck? Do you get told your embellishments are 'messy'? We developed the world's first objective system of learning bagpipe fingerwork to help you fix underlying issues and master your melodies.
tune my own pipes?
Tuning is one of the most important piping skills you can learn, but one that causes frustration for so many of us! Learn how to confidently tune your drones and chanter, plus maintain your pipes so they sing every time you strike in, with our Transitioning to the Bagpipes Course.
Unique. Accessible. Proven.
The Dojo is unlike any other bagpipe learning experience.
Join our thousands-strong global community of pipers, ranging from world champions to complete beginners, as we guide you through the process of learning the bagpipes and freeing yourself from musical frustration.