You may not recall, but I had purchased your
piping tutor to
start my grandson on the chanter. That was several years ago and
Sam in now on the pipes and thanks to your book, has excellent
basics. Recently I started my youngest grandson (he's seven) on
the chanter, using your tutor. Liam is going great guns and it's
because your tutor teaches in such a way that kids learn quickly.
I recommend your tutor to anyone starting a child on the chanter.
It beats the old way we used to learn.
Hello Mr. Williams,
My name is Gavin Stewart. I am a 15-year-old high school student
that lives in Mountain View, Arkansas. I was lucky enough to come
across a copy of your book "Sandy
Chisholm's Chanter Lessons" when I was trying to
learn to play the pipes in the fifth grade. I was too young to
concentrate on practicing and ended up quitting, but around the
end of October I unearthed your book and started reading. I found
a CD of "The 1997 World Pipe Band
Championships" and I found my chanter and started taking lessons
from a student at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas (a college
that has a Presbyterian history, and it has a Scottish heritage
program). So I practiced every day and when I got tired I would
read from your book and start to practice harder. And low and
behold a few weeks later at the end of November my teacher told my
mother that I am ready for the Great Highland
Bagpipes. I just want to thank you. Your book had so many
inspiring words in it that motivated my to play and play. I am
glad that you, Sandy, and I learned to play the pipes.
|Scott Williams playing in
front of the
Antigonish Town Hall, August, 2006
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