OSPD welcomes everyone who is interested in learning or playing the pipes. Sincere dedication is required and the student must be willing to commit to regular attendance at weekly group lessons, and to daily personal practice. Once a student has learned the basics on chanter and is ready to progress to the bagpipes they can come to the band for our beginner bagpiper lessons.
Generally a student begins on the practice chanter and learns the basics of notes, scales, and traditional embellishments (grace notes and doublings). We do not give lessons for beginning chanter. We *do* give lessons for beginning bagpipes. If you are a beginner we can direct you to beginning chanter tutors who will get you started with the basics. We are also unable to provide beginner drum lessons. However, we welcome to our drum corps experienced pipe band drummers who currently have a minimum high school level ability to play and read music.
OSPD practices and rehearsals are held at Saint Matthews Church, 300 N. Air Depot Blvd., in Midwest City.
- Beginning Bagpipes – Thursdays 5:45-6:15pm
- Band Practice Chanter – Thursdays 6:15-7:00pm
- Full Band Rehearsal – Thursdays 7:00-8:15pm