Most piping teaching starts within a local pipe band. This can have limitations in terms of the calibre of the teachers available. Members of the Pipers and Judges Grading Committee can be contacted to recommend piping teachers in the relevant area of New Zealand. The Grading committee members are:
Greg Wilson, Convenor , Christchurch [hyperlinks on names to email addresses]
Stuart Finlayson, Ruakaka
John Hanning, Wellington
Brian Switalla, Auckland
Brendon Eade, Hamilton
Richard Hawke, Christchurch
The Royal New Zealand Pipe Bands Association College of Piping and Drumming has a series of examinations that pipers can undertake and use as independent quality assurance that they are being taught correctly. The curriculum can be found here www.nzpipebands.org.nz/education/college/.