Tag: The National Piping Centre

11 year old Ella learning the pipes in Saudi

11 year old Ella learning the pipes in Saudi

The National Piping Centre offers a wide range of tuition to people from very different backgrounds, and thanks to the rise in popularity of online tuition the NPC has pupils all over the world. One such student is 11 year old, Ella Stewart, who lives in Saudi Arabia and who […]

SPA Professional contest venue change

SPA Professional contest venue change

Due to a lower than expected entry the Scottish Pipers’ Association Professional Contest on April 30 will only be held at The National Piping Centre’s McPhater Street venue. SPA President, Logan Tannock, said that the event will also welcome spectators for a small admission charge. Logan explained: “The committee have […]

Book now for the Emmett Conway workshop at the Spring Adult Gathering

Book now for the Emmett Conway workshop at the Spring Adult Gathering

Pipe Major Emmett Conway of Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band, is presenting a special guest workshop at The National Piping Centre’s Spring Adult Gathering, April 25-28. Emmett’s workshop is in addition to the world class teaching line up of Wilson Brown, Connor Sinclair, Ailis Sutherland, Dr Andrew Bova, Dan […]

Scotland on Tour at The National Piping Centre

Scotland on Tour at The National Piping Centre

The National Piping Centre have announced three concerts coming up over the summer of 2022 as part of Scotland on Tour. Scotland on Tour will take place over the next 12 months, supporting the creation of hundreds of concerts and performances at much-loved arts centres, town halls and community venues […]

Making real progress with online tuition

Making real progress with online tuition

Learning to play the pipes at any age is a challenge, and there is accepted wisdom that the older you start, the harder it becomes with fingers that are not as nimble and quick to move. But what if you lived in Leatherhead, Surrey, were retired, had lots of time […]

Myelinate your doublings practice

Myelinate your doublings practice

On day 22 of the February Piping Challenge Dan Nevans spoke about the myelination process that goes on in your brain while practicing deliberately. Dan demonstrated a slow deliberate technique to practice doublings going up and down the scale on the chanter. He suggests this consistency is what is needed […]

TNPC Junior Competition Results 2022

TNPC Junior Competition Results 2022

The National Piping Centre’s Junior Competition was held today, Saturday, February 19, live and in person. It was fantastic to hear the building ringing and alive with music again. Thank you to all competitors for their attendance and congratulations to the winners. OVERALL WINNERSChanter Champion: Sam de VriesU15 Novice Champion: […]