Last minute bookings for NPC Junior Spring Gathering next week


The National Piping Centre’s Spring Junior Gathering runs at the City Centre venue in McPhater Street, Glasgow. Starting on Monday coming, April 8, these four-day learning events have been designed specifically for young pipers, aged 17 and under, who have made the transition to pipes.

The Junior Gathering runs all day, 9am-4pm, and will give you a taste of all strands of piping and access to expert teachers in each area. Please note that the Junior Gatherings are not suitable for those on the practice chanter or goose. We recommend checking the Weekend Piping Club and 1:1 lessons.

This school option costs £170 per student for the four days.

The participant sign up form can be found here.

The programme will include:
•    1-2-1 lessons with National Piping Centre teachers
•    Ear-training and focus games
•    Individual practice
•    Come and try bellows pipes & whistle
•    Q&As
•    Repertoire classes
•    Maintenance and technique workshops
•    Demonstrations
•    Composition
•    Music theory skills
•    Performance opportunities

Dates for 2024 are now confirmed as:
Spring Junior Gathering: Mon 8th – Thu 11th April
Summer Junior Gathering A: Mon 1st – Thu 4th July
Summer Junior Gathering B: Mon 8th – Thu 11th July

These gatherings will provide exciting opportunities for young pipers to get together and have fun, as well as learn more about their instrument and the wider musical world.

If you have newly started playing a few tunes on the pipes, or have been playing all three drones for many years, we have an intensive and dynamic programme for you.

Venues for the Summer Junior Gatherings are to be confirmed.