Beginning Highland Bagpipe will not be offered the Winter Quarter of 2018 (January - March).  The class will resume through Southeast Community College Continuing Education Department in April.  If there is sufficient interest I will also be offering an intermediate class.  Hope you can join me then!  Dave


     Sun City Beginning Highland Bagpipe starts 1/30/18

     Sun City Beginning Highland Bagpipe starts 1/30/18

I will be teaching a six week introductory class on the Highland Bagpipe in Sun City, Oro Valley, AZ beginning on Tuesday, January 30th.  Class time to be determined.

This is a beginning class, however some knowledge of basic music notation will be helpful.  You will learn proper fingering for all notes of the bagpipe scale along with some basic ornamentation.  You will also learn to read basic music and learn to play "Amazing Grace."

These are hands-on classes.  A bagpipe is NOT required.  Students use a practice chanter (as do all students of the Highland Bagpipe).  Chanters are available from $62.00 and up at Henderson's Bagpipes (on-line) or from other on-line bagpipe retailers.  Expect to pay above $60 for a good Chanter.  Cheaper Chanters (under $60) are unreliable and frustrating for students to use.

$120 per person for six weekly one hour (small) classes.  All ages welcome.  Please call or contact me through the "contact" page of this this web-site to discuss.

Hope you can join us and explore all Piping has to offer!

I am also available in the Oro Valley area January through March for weddings, funerals, golf events, birthdays, or any other special event.








Some of what others have said about Dave McCleery, Piper:

Thank you for contributing to the service.  As I mentioned on the phone, I heard many positive comments.  It touched our hearts.

May we meet again,

Terry...Lincoln, Nebraska

We can't thank you enough for leading our procession.  Please put us on your calendar for Palm Sunday next year.


Pastor Dan, First Lutheran Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

Last night was great - your role was the absolute key to success - our team will be talking about the evening for years to come - I saw the Coldstream Guard in person when I was 14 years old and from that day forward the sound of the pipes never fails to stir my soul.

Thank you!

Tom....Engler Rally for Entrepreneurs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Thanks so much!  We'll have you back next year!

The Lodge at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course, Lincoln, Nebraska

I would just like to say thank you one more time.  The bagpipes sounded fabulous and brought many of us  happy Scots to tears.  Your beautiful music filled that wonderful church.  The awes and compliments were many.  You are talented and made many people and myself so happy on Saturday.

Maggie...Fremont, Nebraska

Perfect!  Our Guests enjoyed your Bagpipes!  Thanks so much!

MOMO, Lincoln, Nebraska 

Perfect in every way!  Thanks so much for helping us out.  Was a BIG hit !

Best - Suzanne... Oro Valley, Arizona

Thanks you so much for your work yesterday.  You did an outstanding job.  Everyone raved about the Piper.

Our Family appreciated your quick response to serve so well and under some not so good weather.

Cheers and thanks again."

David C. ...Norfolk, Nebraska

Your rendition of Amazing Grace was heart felt.  Thanks so much for your wonderful music at our 9-11 service."

Mary...Christ Community Church, Omaha, Nebraska

Thanks for helping us out on such short notice.

Dorothy...Lincoln, Nebraska

Thank you so much for making the wedding very "Scottish" and special for our kids.  A memory for all-forever!!

Malcolm & Maggie...Fremont, Nebraska

From time to time I'm invited into schools to introduce the Highland Bagpipe to music students.  In early November I had the enjoyable opportunity to work with students in Giltner, Nebraska, and made a day of it by Piping at their Veterans Day Celebration.

From time to time I'm invited into schools to introduce the Highland Bagpipe to music students.  In early November I had the enjoyable opportunity to work with students in Giltner, Nebraska, and made a day of it by Piping at their Veterans Day Celebration.

David McCleery, Piper

David is a prolific practitioner of the bagpipe, serving Lincoln, Nebraska, and surrounding areas.  He instructs privately and teaches group classes at Southeast Community College, Division of Continuing Education, Lincoln Campus.

Contact David today through the "Contact" page of this web site, or call/text today to reserve a date.


Weddings, Funerals, Golf Events, Corporate Events, School Functions, Retirements Parties, Ceremonies, Birthday Parties, Receptions, Festivals, and any type of gathering, or celebration.

I have over 25 years experience playing the Highland Bagpipe.  I am the former Pipe Major for the Lincoln, Nebraska Pipes & Drums, so you can be assured that you are in good hands.


Please use the "Contact" page of this site to contact me with any questions you may have, or call/text 402-217-8170

Regardless of your event, you can be confident I will present a professional, polished performance.

All standard events payable by cash or check.

Standard funeral - service and/or graveside performance.

Standard wedding - bridal march, and/or recessional.

Other requests such as a rehearsal or reception performance, required driving distance, etc., may increase fee.

Keep in mind the bagpipe is a loud instrument, and works best in an environment where the audience can be at a reasonable distance. 

The pipes, in tune and played well, produce lovely music. 

Thank You!

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