Lance is on a mission to learn to play a variety of new instruments.  His comical commentary while taking his lessons, and practicing can help anyone see that learning a new instrument is fun.  Anyone can and should push themselves to try a new instrument.  If you like this, subscribe to his youtube channel & check out his book, The Music Practice Coach.

In the first installment of Lance Learns to Play (LLTP), Colin Tait, a freshman bagpipe major at Carnegie Mellon University gives me some background about the instrument, says “doo-doo” and flinches when I take the chanter apart to look at the reed.

About the Author

LANCE LADUKE is internationally known as an educator, performer and creator. He teaches at Carnegie Mellon University as Artist Lecturer in Euphonium, Freshman Advisor and Coordinator of Special and Creative Projects. Lance teaches business, marketing and communications as part of the CMU Music Entrepreneurship Program, coaches and mentors a variety of chamber ensembles and is also Adjunct Professor of Euphonium at Duquesne University. Lance was a member of Boston Brass and the US Air Force Band in Washington DC, has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and currently plays with the River City Brass. He has taught and/or given master classes at some of the world’s finest conservatories, including Juilliard, the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Lance co-wrote and produced “Band Blast Off,” a highly successful band recruiting DVD and maintains an active speaking career, sharing his thoughts on practice, leadership, and self-development. His wildly successful book, “Music Practice Coach, Five Workouts to Get the Most Out of Your Practice Time!” is available as a free PDF at Lance is an Educational Ambassador for Jupiter Band Instruments.

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