Our 2 drummers Jade McDermid (Aberdeen) & Linsey Milne (Ellon), are both experienced tutors and actively compete in Grade 1 against the Worlds top drum corps. Both Jade & Linsey recognise that finding private pipe band style drumming is something not readily available in our area.
There are bands that teach, but generally this tends to be a group thing and usually any drummers that are struggling tend not to receive the extra guidance required to help them progress. It’s a reality of pipe banding as the bands simply don’t have time to spend with everyone. We’re hoping that by offering private tuition, that we can progress lots of new starts into bands at a pace that suits them. (Jade McDermid)
Meanwhile, on the chanter, new instructor Elaine Law, (Ellon) is on hand on bring beginners through their preliminary training.
I’m really looking forward to taking on the beginners. Julie is a well respected tutor in the Aberdeen & Shire area and produces very good pipers. I think most Bands in the North East have benefitted from at least 1 of Julie’s students! This new venture will see myself take on some new beginners and put them through their basic training! The idea is that these pupils will then graduate onto being tutored by Julie. (Elaine Law)
If you are interested in learning to play the pipes or drums, please get in touch by completing the form below.