FInd the best bagpipe lessons, classes, and instructors at HeyKiki and learn how to play the bagpipe. The bagpipe is its own category of instruments; aerophones, the technical term for them, include several other bagpipe-like instruments as well. Whether it's a Scottish celebration or just a time to bring out the pipes, the bagpipe runs off a constantly streaming supply of air that goes into the bag and comes out through what is called a drone. The instrument has been making an appearance more and more in popular music, spanning from rock to rap. Learning the ins and outs will give you a unique skill for an overlooked instrument.