About Us

Established in July 2010, JQ Piping is owned and operated by Jonathan Quay in Melbourne, Australia. Jonathan is also an Open level piper with prizes throughout Australia and New Zealand.

JQ Piping was created to provide expert bagpipe tuition to the public for all levels. Whether you are just interested in learning the Great Highland Bagpipe or are a current player looking to improve your performance and competition skills.

To accompany your tuition, JQ Piping is also a proud agent for Strathmore Bagpipes by Murray Henderson. The Strathmore brand of bagpipe is a proven product winning many of the major competitions in Scotland and beyond. Strathmore bagpipes produce a rich, full sound and give the player the stability needed to compete at the highest levels. The elegant lines and master engraving create an instrument pleasing to the eye that will stand the test of time.

Along with the drones, the Strathmore pipe chanter is a well established leader in the competitive solo piping scene. Used by many professional level players, the Strathmore chanter produces a sweet sound through the entire register and is excellent for both light music and piobaireachd. The comfort of the chanter under the fingers is an added bonus and creates a product that is favoured by men and women both adults and children. A rare feature in modern chanters.

JQ Piping will also aid you with your bagpipe setup. Products are not simply bought 'off the shelf', but are sold with the customers individual needs in mind. All instruments are personally tested by Murray Henderson before shipping and double checked by Jonathan Quay before delivery to the customer. Email and phone communication is also an important element when making purchases and JQ Piping will endeavour to constantly communicate with the customer to ensure total satisfaction.

Choosing JQ Piping means you will receive expert tuition, an instrument that has been proven at the highest levels, and support to help you get the best out of your instrument and your playing.

Thank you for choosing JQ Piping.


Bagpipe Lessons

  • Adults $50 for 45min - 5 Lesson pack $230
  • Student $45 for 45min - 5 Lesson pack $200
  • Child (U18) $40 for 30min - 5 Lesson pack $180

Lesson pack to be paid in the first week of lessons. At least 24hrs notice must be given for cancellations without penalty. 5 Lessons to be taken within no more than 7 weeks.

Cash, Cheque or Direct Deposit available.

Lessons are held in Balwyn, Victoria. Please enquire for address and availability.

First introductory lesson is Free.

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