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.

Piping Students:

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!
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.

Drumming Students:

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.

Our Local NBC TV Station recently did a story about our lessons and Band:



(Piping) Richard Christiansen – jungstensgericht@yahoo.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 we are all continuing to observe COVID precautions, our regular in-person lessons and practices have moved to a distance-learning format via Skype/Zoom. Once our public health officials give us the go-ahead to return to “normal,” we will once again hold in-person lessons and Band Practice on Fridays at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Chugiak. Until then, please contact Pipe Major Richard Christiansen if you are interested in scheduling distance learning Piping/Drumming lessons via Skype or Zoom, or if you are interested in joining the Band, contact the Pipe Major regarding Zoom practices on Friday evenings.
Address for weekly Lessons, Friday evenings 5:30-6:30pm, (when we finally open up,) with Band Practice to follow:

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

18444 Old Glenn Highway

Chugiak, Alaska 99567 USA

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