Bagpiper & Guitarist Michael Lancaster

Bagpiper & Guitarist Michael Lancaster

5.0Exceptional(7 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


Michael offers a fun and fast approach to getting students playing and progressing in no time. For online lessons Michael uses all of the latest technology including screen sharing, virtual snip and sketch and ink, follow up videos, and many other awesome tools to enhance the online experience. 26 years experience teaching beginner to the professional level.

Michael performs at 275 functions a year, teaches 30 private bagpipe and guitar students a week, is an instructor of music at the University of Colorado at Denver, and runs his own recording studio where he composes and records music for film, video and commercials.

My students make teaching an increadibly fun and rewarding job. Seeing my students playing and having fun is just wonderful!


1 employee
31 years in business
Serves Lakewood , CO
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Zelle

Social media


Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Recommendations available

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes

Student's age

11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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  • Reviews

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    Casey K.

    He did not waste any time. His lesson was concise and easy to understand. After the lesson he emailed me a follow up video, reviewing what we had gone over. This helped provide quick reference during my practice sessions.
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    March 25, 2020

    Jim M.

    Michael is a fantastic teacher for anyone wanting to learn the bagpipe. I have been a student of his for several months and could not be happier.
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    March 25, 2020

    Victor H.

    Michael is a great teacher, but also he is a great guy. Even though we live 1200 miles away, over the past two years we have grown a friendship through lessons. Michael is doing what he loves and that is evident. He goes above and beyond for an online teacher. I would recommend Michael to anyone for their bagpipe interest.
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    March 24, 2020

    Owen M.

    Mr. Lancaster is helpful and a good teacher. His lessons are succinct and have helped me enormously.
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    March 24, 2020

    Damian R.

    Michael is very readily available for any questions or concerns that I have. I live seven hours away, but he is always quick to respond. And the distance learning makes it possible for me to finally fulfill a dream of playing the bagpipes.
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    March 23, 2020

    Joe S.

    Michael is a great instructor. Ive been with him for over 7 years now and hes been excellent the whole time. The bagpipes are a unique and difficult instrument to play and Michael has been amazing at guiding me every step of the way in instruction, as well as helping with the dark and arcane art of tuning pipes and reeds.
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    March 21, 2020

    Frequently asked questions

    Lessons will pick up right at thier level and will be custom tailored to their unique level, taste and direction.

    I have taught private guitar and bagpipe lessons for 26 years and I have been teaching guitar at the University of Colorado at Denver for 15 years.

    I began teaching while I as studying music at the University.

    I work with all ages, all styles and all levels.

    Services offered