Now Recruiting New Pipers and Drummers!
The Na Fianna Pipe Band offers lessons Free of Charge! These free lessons are provided on the condition that the student joins the band upon reaching proficiency. By offering free lessons, we hope to increase our numbers and grow the band. A minimum of 2 years of membership is expected of students who have reached proficiency.
Responsibility of the Student
All students are responsible for providing their own instruments and practice equipment. For beginning lessons, all students must acquire a practice chanter and the College of Piping Tutor, Book 1. These items can be purchased here. Students are expected to attend the 30min lesson before each Tuesday night practice. For the location of band practice, click here. All students are expected to join the band upon achieving proficiency.
Responsibility of the Band
The Na Fianna Pipe Band will provide a FREE 30min lesson prior to each practice. Lessons will be in a group setting. The band will also provide all uniform parts and offers lender pipes for students.
Should I start looking for a set of pipes?
NO! Students should begin on the practice chanter. It typically takes 6-12 months to become proficient enough on the chanter to begin thinking about trying the pipes. Students should see how well they do on the chanter before considering whether to spend the money for a set of pipes.