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Piping and drumming offers many benefits to youth and adults alike, beyond the skill and enjoyment of the music. Pipes|Drums Blogpipe shared some great thoughts recently about many of those benefits, intended for parents of new players, but helpful for anyone.
Bagpipe and Drumming instructors are available here. This list is always being updated, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems.
Bagpipe bands that offer instruction, focused on youth:
Northwest Junior Pipe Band
Portland Metro Youth Pipe Band
Sir James McDonald Pipe Band
The Pipe Bands listed on our “Local Links” page also provide instruction, or can put you in touch with instructors they recommend as well.
BCPA hosted a seminar intended to provide information for new pipers and drummers interested in competition. Music competitions give new players an opportunity to hear from a variety of top piping and drumming judges, who provide written feedback to help the new player improve. See the link to the video on the Seminars page.