Listed below are various starter kits for learning the great highland bagpipe.
Teens or adults may choose to play a long poly practice chanter, although the
standard sized chanter is always acceptable. The upgrade to a poly long chanter is $19.00.
Bagpipe Starter Kit # 1
Includes a regular poly practice chanter, reed and the "Learn to Play the Bagpipes" book by PM Bob Shepherd.
Bagpipe Starter Kit # 2
Includes a regular poly practice chanter,
reed and the Archie Cairns Tutor with CD.
Bagpipe Starter Kit # 3
Includes regular poly practice
chanter, reed & "Bagpipe Solutions"
Vol. 1 (book & CD) by PM John
Cairns. This kit is more geared
toward the self directed learner.
Vol. 2 -7 of this learning program
can be purchased for $40.00 each.
Bagpipe Starter Kit # 4
Includes a regular poly practice
chanter, reed and the deluxe "Highland
Bagpipe Tutor" from The Piping Center,
Glasgow (book and CD).
Intermediate Piper's Kit
This kit includes a standard poly practice
chanter, "Essential Tunes" vol. 1 & 2 and
This kit includes "The Kilberry Collection",
"Piobaireachd Fingerwork" and
"The Piobaireachd Diary" CD Vol. 1.