A student’s guide to piping and university/college – Part 1

Published: May 31, 2012

Just in time for the end of the school year and the beginning of many pipers’ first years at university and college, professional-class solo piper Elizabeth Sheridan of Oakville, Ontario, provides insights and tips on how to get the most from your post-secondary school experience while keeping your keen interest in the pipes. Practicing, money, time management, scholarships, housing ¨C it’s all here, along with insights (in Part 2) from student-pipers in the UK. A member of the Grade 1 Peel Regional Police Pipe Band and a student at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Liz Sheridan is living proof that it is possible to let both academic and piping lives coexist . . . and even thrive.

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When playing a three-note run, accent the third note. The run is a fancy way of playing the last note. The third note is the one that gets the attention and the weight.
Ian Whitelaw, Redondo Beach, California