Fred Payne Champion Bagpiper Will Teach You How to Play Bagpipes in San Francisco, CA

Serving Northern California, Reno, and the entire San Francisco Bay Area

Are you interested in bagpipe lessons? Would you like to learn a few tunes and play them well for your own satisfaction? Or would you like to play in a bagpipe band, maybe become an accomplished bagpipe musician so that you can perform at weddings, memorial services, parties, events, and compete as a soloist?

You choose the level to which you rise and Fred Payne Champion Bagpiper will help you accomplish it.

No Experience Needed

No matter what your age or previous musical experience, Fred Payne will help you play so that you will inspire yourself with your musicianship and have the respect of other pipers. No matter your goal, he is dedicated to your success.

Your bagpipe lessons start with the basics. You’ll apply them in simple, well-known traditional bagpipe tunes. Then, you’ll explore more complex music and its nuance, including several styles of marches, slow airs, reels, jigs, hornpipes, strathspeys, and even the greatest of all bagpipe music, Piobaireachd.

Reasonable Rates

Fred’s bagpipe lesson rates are very reasonable. He welcomes your conversations with current students before you begin. Fred recommends that prospective students never accept a bagpipe instructor without the strongest references!

In-person and long distance bagpipe lessons via Skype are available (High speed internet connection required).

“If you have the desire to learn to play the pipes, go to Fred! I have learnt more in my short time with Fred than months with other instructors. His attention to detail, techniques, awareness and comfortable teaching style has made me a more confident student.”
— Colin Baxter, Berkeley, CA