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First nameLast nameDiscipline(s)Brief overview of piping or drumming careerYears of playing experienceYears of teaching experienceEmail addressLocationProvide in-person and/or online lessons?Difficulty levels taughtBand affiliation (if applicable)
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18/02/2020 17:35:17RandyWaughPiping - Piobaireachd, Piping - Light MusicWhen I first started bagpiping about 20 years ago, I played, then tutored in a pipe band for about 10 years--during this time, I competed in local competitions and Highland games. I have played at many solo events over the years, including high-profile gigs like the GG History awards for multiple years running. I have competed at the World Bagpipe Championships in Glasgow and have led my youth band Thuirle Thairle through a host of competitions including the Worlds in 2018. I am a multi-instrumentalist and have been a professional musician for over 45 years. I have been a musical educator for more than 30 years and am a PDQB certified tutor. Apart from tutoring bagpipes, I spend much of my time composing/arranging, playing and recording professionally with my Celtic rock band Fiùran (Bass, Bagpipes, Irish Whistles, vocals).15 - 205 - 10cogsci@rogers.comOttawa/GatineauBothBeginner, Intermediate, AdvancedI tutor students from several local bands.
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18/02/2020 11:20:47ChrisBellSnare Drumming25 +25 +Chris.bell20@gmail.comKingston/FrontenacIn-personBeginner, Intermediate, AdvancedRob Roy Pipe Band
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20/02/2020 12:02:13ScottNicholsonSnare Drumming, Tenor Drumming, Bass DrummingFree Lessons with Kingston Police Pipe Band. Experienced at the highest levels of band drum corps and solo drumming. Many years teaching and leading drum corps. Certified Ontario drumming adjudicator with the PPBSO. Contact KPPB for info on free lessons in drumming (or piping) or to join one of our bands. We provide all learning/practice equipment at no cost while participating in lessons. Free private snare drumming lessons to KPPB band members.25 +25 +kingstonpolicepipeband@gmail.comKingston/FrontenacIn-personBeginner, Intermediate, AdvancedKingston Police Pipe Band
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24/02/2020 11:30:07BethanyBisaillionPiping - Piobaireachd, Piping - Light MusicI have been active in the Celtic community for 50 years, and have extensive experience as a piping instructor, highland dance piper, beginner snare introductory lessons and more. I provide private lessons from downtown Ottawa and online via Skype. I am certified at many levels with the former College of Piping in Glasgow, and compete at the grade 2 solo level. 25 +25 +bethany.bagpipes@sympatico.caOttawa/GatineauBothBeginner, Intermediate, AdvancedThe Sons of Scotland Pipe Band
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28/02/2020 13:45:22RossDavisonPiping - Piobaireachd, Piping - Light MusicI've been teaching and performing in the Ottawa/Eastern Ontario area since 2007. I have taught private and group lessons as well as provided band coaching for over a decade and have experience with beginners and intermediate students, both young and old.

My teaching philosophy combines essentialist elements along with a student-centric approach. I have a degree in music Performance and Theory/History and can also help students negotiate the ins and outs of theory, composition, and arranging.

I currently compete at the Grade 1/Senior Amateur Level for solos and have Pipe Major experience at the Grade 5-3 and Juvenile levels.
15 - 2010 - 15rossdavison@gmail.comOttawa/GatineauBothBeginner, Intermediate, AdvancedOttawa Police, Glengarry Pipe Band, Connie Blaney Memorial Youth Band
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28/02/2020 17:36:31RobertMcCarthyPiping - Piobaireachd, Piping - Light MusicTeaching pipes for over 30 years, playing pipes for 45+ years. Former successful grade 1 solo competitor, Played with grade 2 and grade 1 bands, Pipemajor of Ottawa Caledonian Pipes& Drums, instructor and evaluator for Cadets Canada.25 +25 +office@mccarthyhighland.comOttawa/GatineauIn-personBeginner, IntermediateOttawa Caledonian Pipes & Drums
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28/02/2020 22:07:57AllanMcCarthySnare Drumming25 +5 - 10mccarthy.hammond@gmail.comOttawa/GatineauIn-personBeginner, IntermediateOttawa Caledonian & Ottawa Highlanders
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28/02/2020 22:11:18JaymeeMcCarthySnare Drumming, Tenor Drumming, Bass Drumming15 - 2010 - 15jaymee.a.mccarthy@gmail.comPrescott & RussellBothBeginner, IntermediateGuelph Pipe Band and Ottawa Caledonian Pipes and Drums
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01/11/2021 20:42:26KateDudekTenor Drumming, Bass Drumming
After playing lead tenor for several years with the City of Regina Pipe Band in Grade 2, Kate Dudek (then Kate Rennie) competed in Grade 1 with the 78th Fraser Highlanders. Being a part of the Best Drum Corps and Best Bass wins in Grade 1 at the World Pipe Band Championships in 2007 was a particular career highlight. She has been instructing, composing, and choreographing for tenor and bass drummers in private lessons and bands in Southern Ontario since 2008, including the Guelph Pipe Band, Grade 3 North American Champions and Best Bass Section in 2019. She has Intermediate and Advanced Theory and Harmony Certifications from the Royal Conservatory of Music and has been certified to judge bass and tenor for the PPBSO since 2014.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she has continued to work with the Guelph Pipe Band, running "coronapractices" via a combination of asynchronously recorded video/audio compilations and analysis over Zoom calls.

Kate is available to write scores for band midsections or solo tenor/bass, group workshops as well as instruction for bands (ongoing or workshops), and solo lessons. Due to the pandemic, she is currently working primarily via online sessions.
20 - 2515 - 20kate@katedudekdrumming.comOttawa/GatineauOnline
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08/04/2022 07:18:43RossBrownPiping - Piobaireachd, Piping - Light Music
-I started piping with The Newmarket Legion Pipe Band at age 11.
-joined the grade 1 GM Pipe Band in 1977.
-played with the 78th Fraser Highlanders throughout the 80's and again in 2014 and 2015.
-the Frasers have won numerous awards in both North America and in Scotland, including a 1st place at the 1987 World's.
-won the PPBSO championship Supreme award for grade 1 in 1984.
-since 1997 I've played with The Rob Roy Pipe Band and DRP Pipes and Drums.
- received instruction from John Wilson, John MacKenzie, John Walsh and Willie Connell.
- have taught dozens of good students over the years.
- many have gone on to compete at the grade 1 level.
- several have won A and B division KO events in Ottawa and Toronto, among various other awards.
25 +25 +rbrown06@cogeco.caKingston/FrontenacBothAdvanced
The 78th Fraser Highlanders, The Rob Roy Pipe Band and The Durham Regional Police Pipes and Drums.
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