Bamboo Pipe Summer Course

Open to anyone aged 16+, no experience required. Make a bamboo pipe using simple hand tools, under the guidance of our qualified teachers. By the end of the week you will take home an instrument you have made yourself ! Play music on bamboo pipes at a level to suit you and join in the bamboo orchestra. Enjoy beautiful landscaped parkland, a range of on-site leisure facilities and relax in the comfortable lounge bar. The course will have a friendly and stimulating international atmosphere with staff and participants from the UK and overseas, including our principal tutor Tom Beets (Flanders Recorder Quartet). Application forms now available by emailing or you can download from

One of last year's participants said about her experience... "My introduction to the Pipers’ Guild couldn’t have been more welcoming or enjoyable. The sheer satisfaction of making my own bamboo pipe from scratch was my main takeaway from the course, but I also forged strong friendships and discovered an instrument with far greater versatility and heritage than I had ever anticipated. Championed by Ralph Vaughan Williams no less (elected President of The Pipers’ Guild in 1933), the bamboo pipes really do offer something for everyone, and I would heartily recommend The Pipers’ Guild as a way to explore this wonderful instrument and repertoire."


Event date: 
Monday, 10 August 2020 - 2:00pm to Saturday, 15 August 2020 - 2:00pm
Ticket Prices: 
All inclusive course fee of £680 (full board, tuition and materials). Early bird discount of £50 if application and deposit is received by 15 February. Special rate for anyone aged 16-30 of £470 (£420 with early bird discount).
Lane End Conference Centre
Church Road Lane End
HP14 3HH High Wycombe, Bucks
United Kingdom