New England Scottish Arts Centre

New England Scottish Arts Centre

5.0 (5)
2 hires on
6 employees
24 years in business

About this pro

Innovative teaching techniques brings beginners along quickly. Very successful solo competitors and adult students that have continued lessons for over 20 years just for fun.

I have been piping for over 50 years and have produced many professional pipers that are now teaching. I also judge and do workshops because I have dedicated most of my life to this passion. My son is also a professional piper and my daughter a professional fiddler and dancer.

My husband was Pipe Major of the Scots Guards and piper to HRH Queen Elizabeth. We moved to NH to establish a school to teach Pipes and Highland Dance.

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Concord, NH 03301
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5 Reviews



    Very helpful and flexible especially dealing with people during the COVID19 Pandemic. She was very sensitive to my background and experience wanting to incorporate that into my lessons.Very thorough in her assessments.


  • Kassie Archambault

    Lezlie is a true teacher. Everything she does is to help her students. She will make time for an emergency lesson before a competition. She let me borrow a set of bagpipes until I found the perfect set to purchase. Lezlie gets to know each of her students very well; she understands their individual strengths and weaknesses, and helps pick tunes that are the perfect fit for each individual. If you want an instructor who is going to help you take your piping to the next level, you don't want to miss the opportunity to work with Lezlie.

  • Brenton Bourne

    I started working with Lezlie last year after receiving numerous recommendations noting her charismatic nature and extraordinary teaching methodology; and for good reason. This past year she introduced me to competitive solo piping, and gave me the tools to have a successful season. She has years of experience and an unrivaled knowledge of her craft which allows her to personalize her instruction. This personalized approach is the key to her success, it keeps players engaged and minimizes the frustrations of learning a new instrument or tune. With this method she has fielded numerous professionals and top level amateur soloists. Not only does she provide an unmatched level of instruction, but she devotes her life to spreading the Scottish arts and culture. The time I have spent with Lezlie over the past year has not only made me a better musician, but a better person as well.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Beginner Pipers learn the scale the first week and then we go straight to tunes. We use a unique learning technique, no music reading unless student already reads music. Students are playing Amazing Grace in usually 4 weeks. Onto bagpipes in less than 6 months.

Experienced students have individualized plans depending upon their goals.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Graduate, Institute of Piping, Examiner, Adjudicator.

Many years of successful solo competitors and successful Pipe Bands.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$20 for half hour

$40 for hour

$150 for 4 weeks.

How did you get started teaching?

I trained in Scotland after High School and became a professional piper so that I could earn a living doing my passion.

What types of students have you worked with?

From 5 years to 80's. Private Schools, Colleges, Adult learning, pipe bands and other groups.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look at the students the teacher is producing and how long they keep their students.