Brown Bagpipe Supply
I have known Ross for over 25 years. His professionalism, expertise, humour, experience, teaching... incredible. Ross Brown has been a friend, teacher and mentor in my life. I wouldn't be the person I am today without his influence in my life. Thank you, Ross.
Piper with 78th Fraser Highlanders/Toronto Police grade 1
Ross is, by far and away, the BEST source in southern Ontario for supplies, technical expertise and helpful, hands-on assistance, and even tutelage, if opportunity arises. ...in a word, "the piper's ultimate, definitive triage center!"
Numerous guests at the wedding commented on how Mr. Brown's bagpiping added an air of elegance, tradition and formality to the occasion. He is a very talented musician. He was courteous, on time and worked with the wedding party to coordinate the music. I would not hesitate to recommend or call on him again.
Ross is one of the most musical players I've met, and my years of lessons with him have been invaluable to my development as a musician and as a solo competitor. He is a very encouraging and supportive teacher, and his feedback always came with concrete steps for improvement. He taught me how to phrase tunes and how to play technique with an ear for musical integration, not just correctness. I've watched many of Ross's students become successful solo competitors. He helped me climb the grades and win "champion supreme" along the way, and I could not have done it without him. Though I no longer live in Kingston, I make a point of visiting Ross every time I am in town, and I highly recommend him as an instructor.
Student and customer
The Rob Roy Pipe Band & Highland Dancers are are a large organization with varied needs. For many years we have used Brown Bagpipe Supply almost exclusively for purchases of supplies, equipment, and uniforms. Ross is a true professional who sells only high quality products and stands behind everything he sells. Products are always delivered in a timely manner and are always at a competitive price. I have no hesitation in recommending Brown Bagpipe Supply for all of your piping and pipe band needs.
Pipe Major - Rob Roy
From the first time I met him, to present, Ross has been an important part of my bagpiping endeavors. I purchased my first practice chanter from him and a few months later a great set of bagpipes at a fair price. Every time I go in to see him, he is very personable and helpful and I know I can trust his advice. Recently, I began lessons with him and am already noticing improvements in my playing after just a few weeks. After having taken lessons on other instruments for years, I know a good teacher when I see one and Ross is without a doubt an excellent instructor. Thanks for the help Ross, and keep up the good work!
Kaj (Kingston, ON)
I have been 100% pleased with the service I have received from Brown Bagpipe Supply. Ross gives individualized attention and takes the time to find out which product best meets a piper's needs. He would never push the more expensive product if it's not what you really need. He deals with casual players, serious competitors, and everyone in between, and uses the same care and respect for them all. Ross' expertise and enthusiasm are really quite unique, and I would recommend Brown Bagpipe Supply to anyone.
Claire (Toronto, ON)
Our son has taken lessons with Ross for four years from September to games season. In Ross' capable hands, Charlie moved through three grades in three years with medals at nearly every games, including golds, knockout wins, and 3 Eastern Ontario Champion Supreme trophies. Ross is the definition of gentle but firm. He manages to motivate, correct, encourage, and challenge with a characteristically soft voice. Along with experience he also shares his deep enthusiasm for Scottish music. We are thankful to have found this teacher/coach in Kingston.
Parent of piping student
I have taken lessons from Ross for more than three years now, I can say that the experience has brought me to the level of piping I am at now. Ross Brown is skilled in that he can change his teaching style to any method he sees fitting to the student. I find that if you tell any piping judge that Ross is your instructor, their first response will likely be "You're well taught then.
Piper, Kingston Police pipes and Drums
I began lessons with Ross early in my solo piping career, and I can say with great confidence that he was the catalyst in much of the success I found in piping. Ross is a top-notch instructor; he has a wealth of knowledge in all areas of piping and he makes it easy to learn through a patient and thorough teaching style. To top it all off, he's a great person who never hesitates to do a favor or help in any way he can. I cannot recommend Ross enough, especially to anyone who is looking to improve their piping.
Piper, 78th Fraser Highlanders
"Ross Brown is my go-to for bagpipe and bagpipe related shopping. His lifetime of accomplished playing means I'm always getting solid recomendations and knowledge about the products I'm interested. As a soloist or as a Pipe Major I've found Ross' anecdotes and guidance invaluable"
Piper, St.Andrew's College
Ross has been there for our entire piping and drumming Journey. He has taught my children and myself over many years as well as supplied us with quality instruments and supplies. Ross is our go to. If you want quality personal tuition, Ross Brown is the instructor of choice.
James van de Ven
Piper, Rob Roy Pipe Band
I have known Ross for most of my piping career (30 years) he is a great friend and he is my supplier for all my piping needs. He supplies top of the line bagpipes and hardware. If your looking for a great set of drones new or vintage he can get them for you... Order from him today Popeye
Former 78th fraser highlander pipe corp
If you are looking for an amazing Pipe Instructor, go no further. Ross' creative approach filled with his rich experience as a soloist and band player make him an outstanding teacher. He demonstrates complex moves, the use of timing and musical expression like a virtuoso. With his patient guidance I was able to achieve a level of musical excellence I would never have imagined.
Piper, Rob Roy Pipes and Drums
Brown Bagpipe Supply is my 100% first go-to place for piping products and expertise. Ross has helped me navigate the purchase of many instruments and piping supplies for both myself and countless students. I know that when I ask him about a product or for help with a purchase, that I'm going to get a quick, professional answer that takes in to account my playing style, goals, and needs. Cheers Ross
Absolutely great customer service and prices. Has been our pipe band's supplier for close to a decade
PM, Durham Regional Police Pipes and Drums
Ross was amazing. All of our guests commented on how well he played. Highly recommend!!
I finally saw the light and contacted Ross about private lessons. It was the best time and money I have ever spent!! Unfortunately, I had to move far away and could no longer travel to Kingston for lessons. If I ever get back that way, one of my first phone calls will be to Ross in hopes that he will take me back as a student...he is amazing!!
Ross is a professional. On time ( early), ready to go on schedule and played beautifully. Thanks Ross. Highly recommended.
Ross played the bagpipes at my grandmother's burial. The music really added a special element to the ceremony. I would highly recommend Ross, he was lovely and easy to work with.
A great big thank you to having Ross at our wedding. We loved every moment of his playing. My only regret is that i didn't ask him to play for half an hour before the wedding. lol. Our small wedding crowd loved every moment of it.
McDonalds Corners, ON
Ross played Flowers of the Forest at a tree dedication on Sunday October 20, 2019. His piping was flawless and his presence gentle and warm. He was appreciated by all in attendance...especially wee Aidan who cried out "Do it again" at the end of the lament!
Ross is one of the most gifted instructors I've ever had the privilege to learn from. He knows how to help you navigate the problem spots in your playing, and also how to take advantage of and improve upon what you already do well. He has a deep knowledge of the piping repertoire and a passion for all things piping and pipe band that is totally contagious. He has been absolutely critical in my development as a player. Of course, having ready access to his excellent shop as a student is a huge bonus!
Piper, 78th Fraser Highlanders
I purchased my pipes from Ross 7 years ago after retiring from teaching high school music. Time to learn something new. I have had the distinct good fortune of benefiting from Ross' superb teaching/performance skills for over 3 years. He is kind, encouraging, appreciative of my efforts, beyond patient, employs a great sense of humor (which I believe is imperative for effective teaching), and is a brilliant musician willing to share his years of experience and expertise. His multitude of suggestions for rehearsal techniques always brings about improved results. I welcome his corrections and instruction and trust me when I say that he does not miss a thing. Through his explanations and demonstrations, music becomes more than simply the notes on a page. He enables me to bring the music to life; the flow of a waltz, the spirit of a jig, or the beauty of a piobaireach. Ross inspires me to work hard. Thank you Ross.
Student and Customer
I have been taking lessons from Ross for approximately the last 15 years. He is a fantastic and patient teacher. He has always encouraged me and helped build up my confidence as a piper. My understanding of pipe music and the techniques of playing have improved and are improved because of Ross' instruction. Ross understands my strengths and weaknesses and has been instrumental in helping me reach my bag piping goals.
I have been completely satisfied with the service I have received from Ross Brown and Brown Bagpipe Supply. Whether you're looking to upgrade your pipes or just looking for advice, Ross provides service in a professional and friendly manner. He works with customers to find the right product to suit their needs, and has no qualms about ordering in a different product or taking feedback regarding new products.He also loves to share a tune or two. Thanks Ross!
Adrienne ( RMM PB)
I have been a customer of Ross` for a few years now and everytime I am completely happy and satisfied with my purchases whether it be a simple CD or a jacket made and ordered from Scotland. His peronalized attention to what specifically suits you is always great and his sharing of tunes and knowledge is always a pleasure.
Matthew (Kingston, ON)
We have had many occasions over the past few years to use Brown Bagpipe Supply. Always, Ross can be counted on to ensure we get what I need, not necessarily what I originally thought I needed, and to keep the costs within reason. Quality is just taken for granted. More important to me is Ross, the teacher. He is marvelous.Down to earth for beginners, especially adult beginners, with a clear eye and ear for the correct way, proper standards and unending support and encouragement that we can in fact play the bagpipe and do it well; that is Ross. As a result we are enjoying the pipes, and his support and guidance at all steps along the way is a large part of our enjoyment. I heartily recommend his services and insight to anyone playing, learning or just enjoying the pipes.
Doug & Dini (Ashton, ON)
I struggled with my pipes for almost ten years and several instructors but, it took only one lesson with Ross to change all that. He had my pipes going beautifully and got me on the right track right from the getgo. It is amazing to see and hear what he can do with a set of pipes. I had trouble finding an extra wide width pair of Ghillie Brogues but not Ross, they arrived from Scotland in less than two weeks! Everything I have purchased has been top notch and Ross guaranties it. Thanks again for getting me on the right path. Alistair (Lyndhurst, ON)
Alistair (Lyndhurst, ON)
Student & Customer
I have been going to Ross for lessons for about a year now, and have had no bad experiences! He has helped improve my to at least a hundred times better than what it was before, and i am looking forward to working with him to improve my playing even more with his expert help!
Mack (Perth, ON)
I have to say I found your services exceptional. You definitely know what you're doing. The best part, I think, is your insistence on sharing a tune or two with your customers, of actually playing the music instead of strictly selling it. This sets you apart from most people in the piping supply businesses I've met in the past. Keep up the great work!
Jeremy (Kingston, ON)
I've had nothing less than complete satisfaction from Brown Bagpipe Supply. My John Walsh pipes look good and sound great and anything I've ordered arrives within days. Keep up the good work.
Tony (Mississauga, ON)