Colman Connolly playing the uilleann pipes


Colman is a very experienced and popular teacher of uilleann pipes, flute and whistle. He started playing the pipes at the age of nine and has taught at the weekly London Piping Club in Camden and in Hammersmith since 1990, starting off many young (and not-so-young!) pipers. He also taught pipes, flute and whistles for four years in the Irish Harp Centre in Castle Connell, Ireland. He came back to London in 2010 and gave private tuition on uilleann pipes, flute and whistle. He was also a regular judge for the Irish music organisation Comhaltas at the regional rounds of the Fleadh Cheoil for the pipes, flute and whistle competitions in the UK. and was a strong part of the London session scene until 2015 when he move back to Ireland for four years, this time residing in the stunning village of Bearna Co.Galway and teaching for The Athenry Music School. He is now back in London teaching online lessons, mostly through Skype, but also using zoom, whatsapp and messenger.

If you would like to have online lessons in traditional Irish uilleann pipes, flute or whistles then click here to get in contact with Colman to arrange a lesson. Colman is a patient and encouraging teacher who always makes lessons fun and rewarding and is very happy to tailor the lessons to your individual needs, whether you've been playing Irish music for years and are an experienced player just wanting some tips to improve your playing or if you're a complete beginner just wanting to start playing for the first time.

For online Skype lessons. All you need is a laptop, mordenish phone or tablet, broadband connection and a free Skype account. Lessons are paid for via BAC. Weekly half hour lessons can be booked and run with the School term timetables to fit in to your busy schedule. I will endever to teach you at time that suits us both. My course follows a ridgid format to help you get the best out of the lessons and help you to advance to the next level with confidence. It's a fantastic opportunity to learn new tunes and techniques and give your playing a boost from a Champion Irish piper - all without ever leaving your front door! Give it a go.