Maui Pipe School

FEBRUARY 16-19 2024 

Jack Lee 

Andrew Lee

Zephan Knichel

The Best Bagpipe School on the Planet

Makawao, Maui, Hawai'i

4 Day Classes, Private Instruction, Island Exploration


Thu Feb 15

Private lessons with Jack, Andrew & Zephan.

Fri Feb 16 - Mon 19

9a - 4p Class

5p Evening Activity


Held on side of Mount Haleakala in historical paniolo Makawao Town, surrounded in Maui's beautiful, lush, Upcountry colorful trees, with views of both the South and North shores and Haleakala crater; add Maui's perfect climate, you and your pipes will be singing on the hillsides as you ought to. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Seabury Hall School

480 Olinda Road

Makawao, Hawaiʻi 96768


$350 by Dec 1, 2023

$375 after Dec 1, 2023


Three hour class sessions in the morning and afternoon with an hour break for lunch. We work from a hand-picked tune packet provided by Jack prior to start of school. The packet includes all idioms of light music at different skill levels and two piobaireachds. Topics covered: idiom structure, technique practices, blowing/tuning, maintenance, performance, reeds/bags/pipes, the mind, ensemble performance, solo competition, and anything you'd like to add.

Coffee and continental breakfast provided. 

All skill levels accommodated. All welcome.


Thu Feb 15 

Haleakala High Pipers Club

We traverse up the mountain to approximately 10,000 feet and pipe the sun down to the curve of the Earth.

Fri Feb 16

Dinner out with Jack, Andrew & Zephan

An evening out with the band and instructors at an Upcountry restaurant. 

Sat Feb 17 

Performance with Jack, Andrew & Zephan

1 month to St Pats show! Your opportunity to jam with the professionals! Details TBA.

Sun Feb 18 


This is an evening of relaxation and fun. Time for smallpipes and all the ceilidh instruments with Jack & Andrew. Details TBA.

Mon Feb 19 

Polar Plunge

You've worked hard. There is no better way to end your Maui bagpipe journey than entering the ocean, hand-in-hand with your classmates and instructors. A tradition started by piper Mr. John Visentin of B.C., Canada in 2013. We gather to pipe the sundown at Kamaole Beach II in Kihei on the south shore. Then ceremoniously toss some “icebergs” (ice cubes) into the water just before diving in the ocean. Now that’s a comfy“polar bear plunge” - because this is Maui and why not? 


The school is held up the volcano in a small Upcountry town.

There are many B&B's and VRBO's in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Down the mountain you'll find hostels and hotels of all prices and accommodations. 

We are happy to offer our local expertise. 

For additional information please email PM Allison Jackson: