The Bagpipe Coach

A highly collaborative piping education program to improve your craft.

One of the worlds most prominent and sought after pipers.

Building on a long career in both solo and band environments, Callum has come to the forefront of the piping world, winning many of the top prizes including The Clasp at the Northern Meetings and The World Pipe Band Championship both on four occasions.

Callum was introduced to bagpipes by Bert Smith at the age of 7 where he took up the chanter and progressed through the junior ranks, winning multiple gold medals at Cowal Highland Gathering, Scottish Junior Championship titles and a debut win of the MacGregor Memorial at 14 years of age.

Progressing to the senior grades, at the ripe age of 15, Callum finished second in the Piobaireachd section of the Duncan Johnstone Competition, his inaugural senior event. Throughout his senior years, Callum received his instruction from Tom Speirs and currently Willie MacCalllum.

Callum has also seen a fair amount of success with pipe bands in his years. At the age of 12, Callum joined the Grade 1 Lothian & Borders Police, moving on to Shotts & Dykehead, Simon Fraser University, ScottishPower and Inveraray & District.



The Bagpipe Coach is a progressive web-based subscription service designed to enhance your bagpipe playing. Instruction is always tailored to your own individual or pipe band needs.

Take advantage of flexible learning built around your schedule and even between lessons using WhatsApp with Callum. Monthly workshops are also available – addressing everything from technique to bagpipe maintenance, sound through to presentation.

Additional lessons over and above your package are £20 for 30 mins and £35 for 1 hour.


Free 20 minute consultation

4x30 min private lessons

Practice chanter recordings

Supply PDF music

WhatsApp Chat with Callum


Free 20 minute consultation

6x30 mins private lessons

Video recorded classes

Practice chanter recordings

Supply PDF music

WhatsApp Chat with Callum


Free 20 minute consultation

8x30 mins private lessons

Tune analysis (max 10/mo)

Bagpipe & practice chanter recordings

Practice schedule

Free access to Monthly Workshops

Video recorded classes

Supply PDF music

WhatsApp Chat with Callum

6x30 min private lessons with
members of the band

Weekly band practice analysis

Monthly video pipe band meeting. Review piping, band presentation & ensemble

Additional weekly advice around
sound & music selection

Pipe Major WhatsApp with Callum

**Next Workshop 28th March at 5pm GMT. This session will cover bagpipe maintenance and tuning for individuals and band format.**


Two-hour workshop covering anything from general bagpipe maintenance to tone, instrument setup and beyond.

Video recorded for future learnings

Class length 90 mins with 30 minute question and answer afterwards

Free for Gold Package members

Callum joined the ranks of R. G. Hardie & Co. by helping design the future of their bagpipe products.