A student’s guide to piping and university/college – Part 3

Published: August 31, 2012
A student’s guide to piping and university/college – Part 3 Published: August 31, 2012

With the university and college year about to start, and many pipers and drummers around the world about to enter their final year of high school, professional-grade piper Liz Sheridan concludes her series with final advice and a list of piping/drumming-friendly institutions, many of which offer scholarships and even degree programs to deservingmusicians. The third and final part of the "Students' guide to piping and university" is intended to help you in your choice of school and program. With so many options available for students, here are some things you may want to consider before accepting your offer of admission.Exclusively for subscribers to pipes|drums . . .

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Pipers: The trend today is to sink a chanter reed as far as it can go in the reed seat, and then tape all the holes that are sharp, or drill the holes bigger if the note is flat. Raising a reed slightly or just getting the reed placed ideally in the seat can make a world of difference.
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