This year, the course is a one-week (Saturday through Sunday) immersion in all facets of piping and highland drumming. Chief instructor in piping will be Andrew Wright of Dunblane, Scotland. The balance of the school's faculty is made up of 5-6 highly qualified piping and drumming instructors from all parts of North America. Our Chief Drumming Instructor will be John Fisher from Victoria, British Columbia. He is a former North American drumming champion and has played with the world famous Shotts and Dykehead drum corps under the leadership of Alex Duthart. John has served as a faculty member of the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, ands works as a session drummer in Los Angeles and Canada. Small-group classes meet for 7 to 8 hours per day. Piping subjects include pipe maintenance, tuning, blowing, expression, and composition. In addition to their class instructor, students will have the opportunity to work with the chief instructor. Drummers will work on practice pads, but are encouraged to bring their drums. Check out this year's School Schedule. Registration and dorm check-in will begin at 12:00. The CSSPD will emphasize electronic registration this year, and a simple brochure will be mailed to former students referring them to this Web site.
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