Pipe Band

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Preparing the RMM Pipe Band for the 2014 World Pipe Band Championships.

Workshop Leader
Scott has done workshops all over BC, in the Yukon, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Utah, Alaska, and throughout the Pacific Northwest. Seminars are customized for each band’s requirements including:

  • writing & teaching band material
  • understanding a judge’s perspective
  • developing proper hand techniques

Drum Corps Instructor  
Scott is a drum line instructor for the RMM Pipe Band. He also teaches some
of the members privately. To read about their recent success at the World
Championships, click here.


The Vancouver Ladies Pipe Band after their grade 3 World Championship win, 1980.

Scott currently instructs: RMM grade 3, 4, 5 and beginners and formerly:

  • Vancouver Ladies PB  (’80 Gr3 World Champs)
  • Delta Police PB
  • Seaforth Highlanders PB
  • Utah PB
  • Kamloops Pipe Band
  • Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Camp

For a sample drag worksheet, click here:  Drag Rudiments Worksheet

 “Scott is one of our most experienced and valued instructors for the Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band. He brings many years of impressive experience as a professional performer, competitor and teacher. We are delighted to have him teaching for us and can easily see and hear the difference that he has made in many of our youngsters.” – Jack Lee, SFU Pipe Band, Director- RMM Pipe Band

“Scott is a valued teacher in the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band organization, working with our young learners in the Robert Mal20140717_231026colm Memorial Pipe Bands. He is a World Champion Pipe Band drummer. His attention to detail in theory and practical application is second to none. Scott’s extensive drumming and teaching experience means that these youngsters develop a great understanding of the fundamentals of pipe band drumming, paving the way for them to become very successful drummers themselves.”
Reid Maxwell, Lead Drummer SFU Pipe Band, Head Drum Intructor RMM Pipe Band

Private Teacher
Available for all levels:

  • improve your reading
  • improve your technique
  • prepare for solo competition
  • get support with band material
  • 40 years teaching experience

Skype Lessons Available

If you live outside the Metro Vancouver area – no problem. I have many students now that take their lessons via Skype. They are easy to set up and a Skype account is free.

Competition Judge
As a BCPA Certified “A” Judge, Scott has judged at highland games all over BC as well as in…

  • Alberta
  • Yukon
  • Alaska
  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • California
  • New Brunswick
  • Colorado

As a player:

Scott has played:

First in the White Spot Pipe Band (1969-1973)

1973 – 1990 Former member of Triumph Street Pipe Band (1979 Gr 1 World Championship Drum Corps)

Lead drummer of Triumph Street Pipe Band 1981-1990

Lead drummer, Abbotsford Police Pipe Band (Gr 1)

Long time Successful Solo Competitor



2 comments on “Pipe Band
  1. Scott,

    My sixteen-year-old son is a snare drummer with the Utah Pipe Band. We are interested in signing up for lessons. He currently competes as Grade 4. His name is Parker Haven

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