Julie has offered tuition since around 1990, long before Thistle Piping was founded.  All levels of pupil are catered for from beginner right through to offering guidance for soloists and workshops on tuning.

Julie teaches both youth and adult and ensures that her pupils have a well rounded level of expertise and can progress to become good pipers and one day join the Thistle Piping team.

Thistle Piping offers instruction on all of the following subjects:

  • Music Theory
  • Monotone Exercises
  • Reading & Understanding Music
  • Tuning & Maintenance
  • Reed Selection & Setting
  • Marching & Deportment
  • Finger-work Precision
  • Soloist Expression
  • College of Piping Exam Syllabus
  • PDQB / SCQF Instruction
  • Piping Exam Preparation

We provide the following services:

Individual Private Lessons
Group Instruction
Pipe Corps Instruction

Please contact us for pricing and to book your lesson.

Appointments & Accreditations Held:
  • Visiting Instrumental Tutor for Bagpipes at Aberdeen University (since 2003-2017)
  • Bagpipe Instructor at Robert Gordons College
  • Fully Qualified Tutor for SCQF through the College of Piping
  • Pipe Major – Portlethen & District Pipe Band, since 2011.
  • North of Scotland, RSPBA Music Board Piping Representative