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PPPiper is live!

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Hey everyone! If you’re reading this, THANK YOU for checking me out!

I’ve set up this website (and whatever social media bits I can manage) to help me in getting word out and about regarding my piping—specifically teaching lessons, and local performances here and there. So yeah, if you’re reading this, then that means all’s gone well, and we’re up and running! Whew!

Now that I’m finally getting settled in after moving to Salem, I’ve been working on getting this site built, designed, filled with content, and launched for the better part of two months now. At long last (which is the name of a really great little march, by the way), I’m putting the finishing touches on things, and preparing to “plug in the chanter,” so-to-speak.

By all means, get a look around the site. If you love it, let me know. If you don’t, well then let me know that as well. No feedback is bad feedback. Overall, I think folks should be happy—particularly if I get my way in getting the site filled with as much info as I’d like.

There’s already quite a bit that’s up. It’s all mainly aimed at providing insight for some prospective students, but anyone with even a slight interest in the bagpipes will likely enjoy something on here.

There’s a bunch of pages up where you can learn more about my favorite instrument (hint: it’s the bagpipes). Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll find on the site right off the bat:

  • Lessons: Here I’ll let you know what to expect if you’re interested in giving the pipes a try. I’ll also tell you How To Get Started and give you an overview of Things We’ll Cover.
  • How Much Do Things Cost? … a big topic, and for good reason. It’s not expensive to Get Started. Down the line though (after about six months or so) things start to pick up. In this section, I run over all of this stuff, why they’re needed, and what they might cost.
  • Getting To Know The Bagpipes: A broad overview of an amazing group of instruments. That’s right, group—there’s more than one bagpipe (many, many in fact)! In this section of pages, I’ll introduce you to the various parts of bagpipes as a whole in Bagpipe Anatomy, and then I’ll focus on specifically the Highland Bagpipes and also Smallpipes & Border Pipes—which are the varieties of pipes I actively play and teach.
  • Articles & Insights: This is be where I’ll be continually adding more information, and fun stuff relating to piping.
  • About Me: If you’re curious about me in particular, this is the place. There’s a page that quickly summarizes My Background, as well as a page where I offer more about how I got going on this crazy instrument (My Story).

Piping is supposed to be fun

You’re going to find that I like to provide lots of information, but in a fun, lighthearted manner. This stuff is a whole load of fun for me and I really, really want it to be the same for you. So don’t be surprised to find funny (to me at least) comic strips, and plenty of video/audio examples of the things I discuss on these pages and posts.

Here’s a good example:

How’s this for fun? This is a wicked video of the Halifax Citadel Pipe Band going nuts in the beer tent following their win at the 2014 North American Championships in Maxville, Ontario.

Follow and check back!

Anyway, if I get my way, pppiper.com and it’s linked social media pages will be chock full of info that’s all about piping.

If you want to know more, have questions or just want to say “Hi’,” then Get In Touch.

In the meantime …

Cheers & chunes*,

* … ((( pronounced: choons ))) … pipers say this all the time, referring to “tunes.” If you were to say “tunes” in a thick Scottish accent, “chunes” is likely what you’re going to hear.

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