The APB Academy

The Atlanta Pipe Band understands that the future of the band’s success and the continuation of our musical heritage depends on the students we grow now. It is for this reason that we offer the APB Academy to any prospective musician with the willingness to dedicate their valuable time to learning an instrument.

If you have the desire to learn to play bagpipes, snare, tenor, or bass, the APB Academy has a lot to offer you. Designed to develop the competency and capability of the pipe band musician, the APB Academy is set up to provide tailored instruction guiding a new player to a high standard of proficiency, or a current player to a new competitive level. Our highly experienced instructors are dedicated to growing enthusiastic musicians and mentoring students along their journey to becoming the best player they hope to become.

Prospective musicians and beginners should contact our Student Program Director, Tommy Burns, for additional information.


Learn from a small group of experienced instructors for an in-depth education of the fundamentals.

It's Free

We believe that investing in our members is the right way to build a band. Lessons are free of charge to those who become members of the APB.

Weekly Instruction

Lessons are once a week to keep your progress consistent and time commitment manageable.

Graduates of the APB Academy have the necessary skills to become band members and become competitors in solo and band competitions if desired.

If you think you would be interested, and would like to check us out, we would be happy to have you join us at rehearsal to experience first-hand what we do. We rehearse at two locations. On Thursday evenings we are at Shallowford Presbyterian Church in Atlanta Georgia from 7:00 - 9:00pm. On Sunday afternoons we rehearse outdoors, weather permitting, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Marietta Georgia from 3:00 - 5:00pm. Use the maps below to find your way!

2375 Shallowford Rd
Atlanta, GA 30345

3125 Sewell Mill Rd
Marietta, GA 30062

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