Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii to offer classes

Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii announces a unique opportunity to learn bagpiping and drumming
Published: Oct. 3, 2016 at 2:20 PM HST|Updated: Oct. 3, 2016 at 3:22 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii is offering classes for beginning student pipers and drummers starting on October 26, 2016.  This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill and avocation in Celtic music and culture.  All are welcome and no experience or musical background is required.

Piping classes will begin on October 26 and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings 6-6:45 PM at its downtown practice location. There is a nominal fee of $10 per month. Drumming classes will be arranged separately.  Student pipers will need to obtain a practice chanter which may be ordered on line at a cost of about $70.  Student drummers need sticks and a practice pad.  Instruction includes reading music, practice chanter fingering techniques, drumming basics, and other general music skills.  Upon successful completion of the beginning class, interested students may wish to purchase their own bagpipes and continue their study with Celtic Pipes and Drums.  Ultimately, dedicated students who achieve the requisite level of skill may be invited to join Celtic Pipes and Drums as official band members.

The Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii is the oldest pipe and drum corps in the State of Hawaii, founded in 1985, and is a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation.  In addition to offering classes, the band performs at many civic and military functions, parades, fairs, celebrations, memorials and other community events. Band members come from many backgrounds and ethnicities and all are welcome to apply.

For more information call (808) 537-5400 or visit their website here.

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