bagpiping, in person
Piper's Dojo Events 2024
Join us in person in 2024, and soak in the very best the bagpipe world has to offer.
Upcoming In-Person Events by the Piper's Dojo
May 4 - 11, 2024
CRUISE JOURNEY NORTH
Seattle to Alaska
The highly sought-after Piper’s Dojo Bagpipe Cruise is back for the first time since 2020, with a twist!
Piper's Dojo are joining forces with the brilliant minds behind Piping Hot Summer Drummer to bring bagpiping and drumming together on the high seas! Join world-renowned piping and drumming legends Jack Lee, Reid Maxwell, Rab Mathieson and Andrew Douglas for an idyllic Alaskan voyage on the luxurious Norwegian Bliss cruise liner.
Grab the family and sign up now to enjoy a relaxing holiday that combines sightseeing with supercharging your piping or drumming progress, all as you sail in extravagant luxury.
May 31 - June 2, 2024
TUNING CLINIC: Rescue Your Bagpipe Sound
Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY
Are you one of the many pipers who just can't tune themselves (yet)? It's the most basic element of playing any instrument, but many bagpipers just can't do it, no matter how hard they try.
As a teacher, it's painful to watch. Here are great folks, working as hard as they possibly can to tame the most noble of instruments, but one of the most basic elements just isn't happening for them. Spouses, family, and other pipers don't respect the time and the passion they put into the instrument because... can we be honest? They just don't sound good when they play.
Join us for a weekend workshop entirely focused on bagpipe tuning. No expression, no crossing noise exercises, no Piobaireachd lectures... JUST tuning. I promise you will be able to tune your pipes well by the end of our clinic. Click below to learn more and register.
July 30 - August 4, 2024
The Piper’s Dojo International School
Craigleith House, Fettes College, Edinburgh, Scotland
Can you think of anywhere more exciting to refine your piping skills than the home of piping itself, during the pinnacle of the year’s piping festivals? Join us in Scotland for an exclusive bagpiping school, where you’ll enjoy 5 days of full-group sessions, small group breakouts, dedicated practice time, and optional one-on-one lessons, before having the chance to experience one of the world’s most famous and fun piping events of the year - the Piping Live! Festival and World Pipe Band Championships.
Being in Scotland during this time offers an unmatched opportunity to experience the depth and breadth of bagpiping culture. Dojo instructors plus to-be-determined special guest instructors and performers will ensure you get the chance to learn from, listen to, and interact with the best pipers and drummers in the world; a truly invaluable experience for any bagpiping enthusiast.
Early Bird registration is expected to be $1400, including 5 nights of accommodation at Craigleith House, continental breakfasts, three-course lunches and dinners, and full access to all workshop sessions (prices are subject to final confirmation).
Note: Want to bring your whole pipe corps, en route to the World Pipe Band Championships? We’d love to hear from you and chat about making that a great fit for your band!
Interested? We’d love to welcome you, but places for both events will be strictly limited - so register your interest now to be one of the first to claim your spot!
We believe in the power of immersive learning experiences. By combining our in-depth workshops with the opportunity to attend these internationally acclaimed events, we aim to offer you a comprehensive piping experience like no other. As always, your satisfaction is our priority. If you’re not fully satisfied, we offer a full refund on your tuition fee.