Alaska Celtic Pipes & Drums are fully committed to teaching piping and drumming to those in our community who would like to join our Band, and we sincerely believe that you’re never too old or too young to learn to play.
Pipe Major Richard Christiansen supervises all one-on-one instruction for beginning and advanced piping students. He has organized a structured learning piping curriculum that, along with your hard work and determination, will enable you to reach your full potential to play!
Gary Craig, one of our instructors for our beginning Piping students, has been playing and teaching for many years, and holds certification from the College of Piping in Glasgow, and is the founding Pipe Major Emeritus for our Band.
Other instructors include seasoned, award-winning pipers from the Band.
Alaska Celtic Pipes & Drums provides all instructional materials for beginning Piping Students. Please contact the Band one week prior to your first lesson, and we will have an instruction book ready for you. Piping Students can purchase a new, quality Practice Chanter with reed directly from the Band for $75 at the first lesson.
Christine Christiansen, our Drum Sergeant and lead drumming instructor, has long years’ experience in drumming and teaching with various bands here in Alaska, and outside. Drumming instruction includes the Scottish Side (Snare) Drum, Tenor Drum, and Bass Drum. Alaska Celtic Pipes & Drums provides all instructional materials for beginning Drumming Students. Sticks and Pads are available for all beginning Drumming Students for $75 at the first lesson. Please contact the Band if you are interested in beginning drumming lessons.
(Piping) Richard Christiansen – email@example.com
(Drumming) Christine Christiansen – BootsandSaddles1611@yahoo.com
Regular Weekly Lessons are held by arrangement, or 5:30-6:30pm on Fridays for Piping and Drumming at:
Whilst our regular venue for Friday lessons and Band Practice, Eagle River Presbyterian Church, is still renovating and under construction from the 2018 St. Andrew’s Day Earthquake, our friends at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Chugiak have graciously allowed us to temporarily relocate for Friday lessons and Band Practice.
Address for weekly Lessons, Friday evenings 5:30-6:30pm, with Band Practice to follow:
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
18444 Old Glenn Highway
Chugiak, Alaska 99567 USA