As part of our mission, the Nashville Pipes and Drums prioritizes the education of new musicians in Scottish Piping and Drumming. At our Monday night rehearsals, our team of instructors teaches multiple classes at different skill levels. The goal of our classes is to prepare students to begin to play band repertoire that they will need to participate in local band gigs and events.

Students are invited to join the regular band and/or the competition circle at the discretion of the pipe major, in consultation with their instructor. Many of our competition players started their piping or drumming career in our beginner lessons!

Many of our students come with backgrounds in other instruments and styles of playing.  Some students are brand new to reading music.  The band welcomes all ages to play, though we don’t recommend beginning lessons before the age of ten.  Parents with students younger than that should consult with the pipe major or drum sergeant about the advisability of taking lessons.

Interested in learning to play? Contact us here or at 615-348-7169