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Andrew Douglas

Andrew Douglas
Andrew is a prolific practitioner of the bagpipe, having been active at the highest level of pipe bands, solo competition, teaching, and creative endeavors for the past 20 years. He's also the founder and creator of Dojo U and of PipersDojo.com

Is it You or Your Pipes?

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Have you been off your pipes for a while?  Are your pipes now hard to play?  How do you know whether the struggle is because of your pipes or because of you?

Joe Brady Method - Live Class (with Andrew Douglas)

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Andrew reviews the new course updates to the Transitioning to Bagpipes course, now including the Joe Brady method into the mix. A very innovative and step by step method to getting those new students up on pipes.  

Which Comes First, The Solo Tune or The Band Set?

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Overwhelmed with many piping projects?  Are you trying to balance solo tunes, band sets, Dojo tunes, and life?  How do you prioritize what’s most important?

Tonal Quality - Live Class Part 2 (with Andrew Douglas)

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Andrew discusses the improvement of tonal quality and how you should attack that fundamental daily.  

Q&A - Live Class Part 2 (with Andrew Douglas)

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Andrew takes questions from the class and gets into things like: light and shade in jig playing, what's a good first piobaireachd, moisture control etc. Get your random questions answered here!  

Solar Eclipse That Thang

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Are you hitting the beat accurately?  Are you like most pipers who struggle with this piping fundamental?  Can you easily identify what exactly should be on the beat?

Don't Watch This. Bagpipe Math

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Do you struggle with dot and cut notes?  Did you play another instrument and think you understood how to play dotted rhythms until you played bagpipes?  What is ALAP/ASAP anyway?

Q&A - Live Class (with Andrew Douglas)

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Andrew answers quesions about subjective terminology, memorization issues, and tuning with a manometer. Come on in!  

Tempo - Live Class (with Andrew Douglas)

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Andrew discusses the proper tempo to practice to get the most out of your practice time. A good discussion to get you thinking about your daily strategy.