UP Music Weekends

Northumbrian smallpipes, Scottish Smallpipes and Border Pipes: Classes will mix levels in each class, but devote some time to issues at each level in each class.

Smallpipes: Classes are open to mouth-blown reel pipes if they have the correct bore and are tuned in A.

Repertoire: Open to mixed instruments, students must have the ability to learn music by ear. Pieces will be chosen at several tempos, so there should be something accessible to most playing levels during the 2 hour class. Repertoire classes will be tailored to our registered students interests. Pleas sign up early!

Lessons: Teachers are asked to allow time to teach up to 4 half-hour private lessons during the weekend (schedule has long breaks to accommodate some of these). These will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis to students, who will pay their teacher directly ($30/half hour lesson) at the lesson.

Mini Classes: Students are invited to share their knowledge with others in a mini class setting. These have been in a variety of areas including repertoire, hand skills (things like reed making), and non music related topics… (history, culture, etc). It’s a great way to get to know other students.


Class 1 – Saturday 10-12 AM

Class 2 – Saturday 2-4 PM

Class 3 – Sunday 10-12 AM

Class 4 – Sunday 2-4 PM

Class Notes

Instrument 1: Technique and repertoire suitable for players at the advanced beginning - intermediate level of playing ability.

Instrument 2: Technique, repertoire and issues suitable for intermediate -advanced level players.

Instrument Technique: Techniques, drills and exercises useful for all levels.

Irish Flute or Fiddle: Work on ornamentation, style, phrasing, etc. that defines each style. Classes are geared mostly towards intermediate-advanced players.