Award-winning school band, George Watson’s College, Edinburgh, are looking for a new piping instructor. Some details: ‘This post has up to 15 hours of individual teaching, and two hours of group tuition per week.
‘The successful candidate will be committed, enthusiastic and will possess the ability to teach the full range of abilities from beginner to Juvenile band level and be familiar with SQA/PDQB exams.
‘They will be expected to maintain and improve the high standards already in place within the piping sections of all of the school bands, in support of the four permanent members of staff within the Pipe Band.’
Closing date for applications is Friday 18 June 2021 with interviews beginning on the Monday following, 21 June. Click on the display ad. for more.
The superb programme of teaching being offered by the South West Scotland Pipe and Drum Academy continues. Organiser Andy McCartney reports:
Piobaireachd/Improver Piping Workshops will be held on the following dates:
Sunday, September 12
Sunday, October 2
Sunday, November 14
Sunday, December 19
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Sunday, February 13
Sunday, 20 March
Sunday, 10 April
These are held in the classrooms at Barfil Farm, Crocketford, near Dumfries, from 10am until around 3.30pm. Tea and coffee supplied – bring you own lunch. Our principal tutor, once again, will be Billy Geddes.
South West of Scotland Piping & Drumming Academy, Juvenile Solo Piping & Drumming Competition is on Saturday 25th September 2021 at Lockerbie Academy. Classes and times will be issued nearer the date.
Autumn School – Abernethy Trust, Barcaple, Ringford, Castle Douglas. DG7 2AP. This will be mainly residential, but some local pupils will attend on a daily basis. It will be for both pipers and drummers. The week will be completely free to all pupils and will run from Monday morning 11th, until Friday evening 15th October 2022.
South West of Scotland Piping & Drumming Academy Summer School. This will run from Sunday afternoon 10th, until Friday evening 15th July, when we hope circumstances will allow us to do what we have so successfully done in the past. Email Andy here.
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Donald MacLeod Tunes – ‘Play Along’ Lessons£2.00 – £2.50
Bagpipes – DN4A – High Quality Set in Plain Silver£150.00 – £1,800.00
The Glasgow Collection of Bagpipe Music£7.00