Workshop Examples


An example of the subjects that John can teach at your Pipe Band Workshop include:

  • Improving the tonal quality and stability of the band
  • Improving the tuning efficiency of individuals and the band itself
  • Improving the ability for each piper to set up their bagpipe and work with their drone and pipe chanter reeds
  • Pipe band techniques (ie attacks and cut-offs)
  • An evaluation of the music you are playing, including offering suggestions for constructing a medley, making the transitions from tune to tune, adding harmonies, etc.
  • The unison playing within the pipe section
  • The expression of the pipe music
  • The ensemble within the band itself

An example of the subjects that John can teach at your Piobaireachd Seminar include:

  • An introduction to Piobaireachd for new players,
  • Improving the student’s understanding of Piobaireacd itself and how to properly present a tune
  • Improving the student’s ability to play the technical requirements found in the Piobaireachd movements
  • Teaching new tunes to the students
  • Teaching the annual Piobaireachd Society set tunes

An example of the subjects that John can teach at your Solo Piping Clinic include:

  • Improving the student’s understanding of how to properly add expression into the various types of bagpipe music
  • Improving the student’s ability to play the technical requirements found in the bagpipe music
  • Teaching new tunes to the students
  • Improving the tonal quality and stability of each player
  • Improving the tuning efficiency of each player
  • Helping each piper to learn how to properly set up their bagpipe and work with their drone and pipe chanter reeds
  • Tips on how to prepare each player to be successful when competing
  • Offering private lessons to the students to work on applying what was taught during the clinic to their own playing