A student’s guide to piping and university/college – Part 2

Published: June 30, 2012
A student’s guide to piping and university/college – Part 2 Published: June 30, 2012

In the second part of the "Students' guide to piping and university," you'll find insight into specific schools as well as international perspectives on attending school provided by three very successful pipers and students: Faye Henderson, Derek Midgley and Craig Muirhead, each of whom managed to balance their academic and piping lives, and even improve their success rate in solo competitions in Scotland.

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