Shenandoah Valley Festival of Piping & Drumming – 2015


Dates: 21st – 26th June 2015
Venue: Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

Once again our piping and drumming school led by our world class instruction team will be held in the fantastic facilities of Shenandoah University.

We will have a daily program which will cover all aspects of performance including practice routines, technique, musical expression, tuning and ensemble playing. Students will be taught in a small group of similar ability for 3-4 hours per day with workshops, recitals and practice time built in. We will also have available at the school the opportunity to sit the PDQB exams which have now been accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

We welcome all levels of player but if you are a beginner we recommend that bring/ buy in advance a copy of The National Piping Centre’s Tutor Book, this can be done on-line from the National Piping Centre shop. We also encourage all students to bring recording equipment to classes although CD’s of all the tunes in the music book will be available to purchase. Drummers will work on scores given to them by them by our two top class snare and tenor drumming tutors.

This year the piping teachers could not be better. They are confirmed as Roddy MacLeod MBE, Principal of The National Piping Centre and four-time Glenfiddich Champion, Captain (Retired) Stuart D Samson MBE, Piping Instructor (BA Scottish Music Degree Course) and former Director of Army Bagpipe Music, and John Mulhearn, successful solo piper and recording artist, and National Piping Centre instructor.

The 2015 Shenandoah Valley Festival of Piping and Drumming is kindly sponsored by R.G Hardie & Co. who have donated a set of PH01 Celtic bagpipes valued at £1000. They will be awarded to a deserving individual who has shown dedication and improvement during the week .

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If you have any question, please email Hayley McInnes: - 3