" Bagpipe Instructor & Professional Bagpiper"
- $6330 min
- 0Classes Taught
Joseph B. January 31, 2011
"An excellent and knowledgeable resource in all things piping! One-on-one Skype lessons provide awesome convenience, too, allowing long-distance lessons to take place in your living room. My lessons have greatly helped my playing in terms of musicianship, musicality, technique, and tone. "
Tom H. January 31, 2011
"Tristan has been my personal tutor as well as pipe-seargeant since the summer of 2008. Since that time he has helped me to move from a grade three to grade one solo competitor. He has taught me not only to become a better player, but has guided me in the direction of mastery of the instrument. Perhaps most important of what I have seen from a personal and group setting, is his style of teaching. Tristan's ability to pinpoint a problem in someone's playing is at least as good as his ability to explain that problem in a way that accomodates each individual's understanding of their playing and the music. A truly excellent educator."
Michael F. February 1, 2011
"Tristan is an incredible musician and bagpiper. I have taken individual lessons from Tristan. He has the ability to really push his students to fulfill the utmost of their potential and at times exceed it. I know because as someone that came late to the instrument I thought I had maxed out my potential. Tristan really helped my playing break through plateaus and reach levels I never thought possible. I can now say that I am a solid grade 1 bagpiper as a direct result of Tristan's tutelage. I honestly thought I would never be as good as players that started playing when they were very young. It was through Tristan's pinpointing of my playing issues, encouragement, and patience that helped me to become an all around better bagpiper. In addition to his technical mastery of the bagpipes Tristan is also an exceptionally gifted composer. The City of Chicago Grade 1 Pipe Band proudly plays some of his original works which are in a few words musical, innovative, and fresh as far as pipe band music is concerned. Tristan is definitely one of the most qualified and accomplished bagpipe instructors in the United States and anyone that seeks instruction under him can't help but improve."
Ben P. February 16, 2011
"I have known and worked with Tristan as an instructor, performer and bandsman for nearly a decade. Throughout this time he has played an integral part in my development into the musician and performer that I am today. He is incredibly knowledgeable in bagpipes, a great of our time, and knows how to express his knowledge in a way that it can be socked up by those lucky enough to work with him. I hope that anyone who gets the opportunity can and does take the chance to learn from him. This is a decision that I am entirely confident will only effect someone in a positive way. I know that it has been nothing but positive for myself, and I have grown as both musician and person through my instruction from him over the years. "