andrew douglas - piper's dojo founder

So, let me be the first to say THANK YOU for requesting your free guide with us today. In 10-15 minutes, it will arrive in your email inbox. 

While this guide will help you a great deal to achieve great results, don't forget that the big picture we're trying to achieve is to become confident and comfortable with our bagpipes as a whole

While you wait for your materials to arrive, please have a peek below at our video course "4 Simple Steps to an Easy Bagpipe," a course designed to guarantee your pipes are always comfortable to play.

The course is available to you at a (very) special price if you purchase before exiting this page. 

Thanks again!

Andrew from the Dojo

NEWLY UPDATED: 4 Simple Steps to an Easy Bagpipe - Success Plan Course

A reliable, repeatable, ultra-"doable" 4-step process that guarantees your bagpipes are comfortable to play every time you pick them up out of the box.

NEWLY UPDATED: 4 Simple Steps to an Easy Bagpipe - Success Plan Course

A reliable, repeatable, ultra-"doable" 4-step process that guarantees your bagpipes are comfortable to play every time you pick them up out of the box.

STRUGGLING with a bagpipe that's just too hard to play?

This "success plan" is a video-course that teaches the 4-step system we use with players of all levels to ensure their bagpipe is downright COMFORTABLE every time they get their pipes out of the box.

  • Forget the Hype: If your bagpipe isn't literally comfortable and enjoyable to play, even from the very first day you begin playing, this is a problem and it has to be fixed.
  • We must be comfortable and confident playing our pipes and producing a good sound so that we can focus on all of the other important things, like fine-tuning, expression, unison playing, etc.
  • Discover the quick and simple daily regimen that will ensure your pipes are easy every day, beginning today.

Are you feeling the frustration?

I’ve been teaching and performing bagpipes now for about 20 years all over the world. I’ve taught countless individual players, been a full-time instructor of junior bands, pipe-majored a grade 1 band that qualified for the world-championship final, taught workshops for dozens of intermediate bands - And, you know, the number 1 issue that plagues learning pipers is undoubtedly - you guessed it - bagpipes that are too hard. 

When your pipes are too hard, your hands tense up. All of the technique that you worked hard to perfect on the practice chanter totally disappears. After just a few bars of music, your body is so overwhelmed trying to keep the bagpipes going that there’s just no feasible way you can possibly focus on the music of the tune you’re playing. You’re just in a painful survival mode.  



  • Unison playing? Forget it. 
  • Fine tuning? Forget it.
  • Expression and Feeling? Forget it.

Everything goes out the window when your pipes are too hard.

Pause for a minute though - and think of the pipers that you look up to. Think of the world famous pipers that you’ve seen on YouTube and if you’re lucky you’ve even seen them in person. Are they struggling to get that amazing sound? Are they overwhelmed and in pain as they execute brilliant crackling finger work and beautifully expressed tunes?  


Of course not - as a matter of fact, they make it look extremely easy. And guess what - for the most part, it really is extremely easy for them.


So how do they do it? Are they world-class athletes that train to be able to operate under extreme conditions? (Hint: No!)  


No, instead they set up their instrument to be comfortable, if not plain easy, to play. All of their effort is then dedicated to producing a beautiful tone, and producing beautiful tunes, instead of focusing on trying to keep the instrument going. 

$49 $11 "Success Plan" Course

Get Instant Access to the
4 Simple Steps to an Easy Bagpipes Course

Includes:

  • Simple, 4-step process that guarantees bagpipe efficiency and comfort.
  • Online course with several hours of HD video and detailed text.
  • Available on any internet-connected device
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge along the way.
  • Great support and a 30-day money-back guarantee if the course doesn't meet your expectations.

$49 "Success Plan" Course

Get Instant Access to the
4 Simple Steps to an Easy Bagpipes Course

Includes:

  • Simple, 4-step process that guarantees bagpipe efficiency and comfort.
  • Online course with several hours of HD video and detailed text.
  • Available on any internet-connected device
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge along the way.
  • Great support and a 30-day money-back guarantee if the course doesn't meet your expectations.

"I felt like a weight was literally lifted from my chest and I could finally concentrate on enjoying the playing"

I struggled with playing for a few years, hoping that I would eventually win through with perseverance and regular practice. I could play my practice chanter relatively well, but when it came to the pipes, I was terrible. My pipes were set up by a competent professional, don't get me wrong, but they weren't adjusted and maintained by me, and with no local instructors willing to work with my schedule, it came to the point where I was thinking about throwing in the bag, so to speak.  


By sheer luck, it was around that time that I came across Dojo University and decided to give it one last go 'round to save myself and my playing from an early retirement. After digesting just a few of their resources, I had begun to improve again. One such discussion was pertaining to The "4 Questions." In less than a week, my piping turned around, I struggled less with steadiness, I felt like a weight was -literally- lifted from my chest and I could finally concentrate on enjoying the playing rather than just hoping to get through a tune or two before losing the power to play. In fact, after that, I played so often and so long that I recall getting my first noise complaint...

TIM GATEHOUSE  //  Altoona, Pennsylvania

What you'll learn with this success plan...

The 4 Questions

Learn the right questions to ask, in the right order. This is 9/10's of the battle!

What Bagpipe Maintenance Really Means...

What is bagpipe maintenance really all about? The truth may help set you free...

Drone Reed Calibration

It's one thing to read about it on a piece of paper or on a website, but it'll be another thing to see the process done live, from multiple angles, and to be able to follow along.

The Scotland the Brave Test

How do you know for sure that your chanter reed is the right strength for you? We'll employ a simple test to find out, and the results may shock you!

Enroll today for just $49 $11 - It's time to take action and take control over your instrument (instead of letting your instrument control you)!

Enroll today for just $49 - It's time to take action and take control over your instrument (instead of letting your instrument control you)!

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