Siren City Pipe Band Youth Piping & Drumming instills the values of teamwork, leadership, and musicianship in the next generation of pipers and drummers in Hampton Roads. Students 8 to 18 will have the opportunity to go from zero experience to playing members of City of Norfolk Pipe Band, learning either the bagpipes or Scottish-style snare drum from members of Virginia’s premier pipe band, Siren City Pipe Band.

Lessons occur weekly on Monday nights from 6-8PM at Norfolk’s Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church.

The program will provide the necessary instruments for the musician to get started. Typically, a band will provide an instrument for drummers, while pipers supply their own instrument. However, purchasing a set of bagpipes is discouraged at first, and instructors should be consulted before students acquire their own instrument.

What age is best for starting to learn?
Musicians begin learning at all ages, however, this program is designed for learners 8 to 18.

How much does the program cost?
Registration for the Spring 2024 class is $200. The student will be given a practice chanter or drumsticks and practice pad, as well as educational materials throughout the program. This fee secures state-of-the-art instruction for the duration of the curriculum, and is non-refundable. All instructors are volunteers, and program costs go directly to educational expenses.


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