Welcome to the Piper's Dojo!

At the Piper's Dojo (and our online school "Dojo University"), we are passionate about helping musicians like you master the art of playing the bagpipes. Whether you're a beginner just starting your musical journey or an experienced piper looking to take your skills to the next level, we have the resources, courses, and community to support you every step of the way.

Our Story

The Piper's Dojo was founded with a simple mission: to provide a comprehensive and accessible platform for bagpipe enthusiasts to learn, connect, and grow. In 2010, our founder, Andrew Douglas, a two-time world champion band piper with over three decades of experience, recognized the opportunity to build a centralized online hub where pipers of all levels could come together to learn, share, and inspire one another. And the rest, as they say, is history. 

Read the complete "Story of the Dojo" here.

What We Offer

Online Courses, Community, and Personalized Feedback for the improvement-oriented bagpiper or drummer as part of a membership, or a la carte.

Live Classes:

Join our interactive live classes led by our expert instructors. These classes provide a unique opportunity to learn in real-time, ask questions, and receive immediate feedback. Engage with fellow students and enhance your learning experience through live discussions and demonstrations.

Online Courses:

Access our extensive library of online courses, carefully crafted by our team of expert instructors. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced musician, our courses cover a wide range of topics and skill levels. Learn at your own pace, revisit lessons as needed, and track your progress along the way.


Connect with a vibrant community of musicians who share your passion for music. Our community platform allows you to engage with fellow students, exchange ideas, and collaborate on projects. Participate in forums, join interest groups, and attend virtual events to expand your network and gain valuable insights from like-minded individuals.

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Why Choose Dojo University?

Dojo U is unlike any other bagpipe program, combining expert instructors, a unique methodology, a supportive community - and all of this delivered directly to you via your device of choice.

Expert Instructors

Our team of instructors consists of accomplished musicians and industry professionals who are dedicated to helping you succeed. Benefit from their years of experience, personalized guidance, and valuable insights as you progress on your musical journey.

Comprehensive Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to provide a well-rounded education in music.

From foundational concepts to advanced techniques, our courses cover a wide range of topics to ensure a comprehensive learning experience.

Supportive Community

Join a supportive and inclusive community of musicians who are passionate about their craft. Connect with fellow students, share your progress, and receive encouragement and support along the way. Collaborate on projects, participate in virtual jam sessions, and celebrate each other's achievements.

Flexibility and Convenience

With our online platform, you have the flexibility to learn on your own schedule and from the comfort of your own space. Access course materials, join live classes, and engage with the community whenever it's convenient for you. No matter where you are in the world, Piper's Dojo is accessible to you.