Highland Drum Major Ltd
Drum Major,Snare,Bass & Tenor Skype lessons & Workshops
All instruction by grade 1 instructors
Drum Major Billy Jordan
ScottishPower Pipe Band
One of the most experienced and sought after Drum Major instructors in the world today. A champion Drum Major with a proven track record which Billy's students have taken every Major Championship Scottish, British, European ,World, Cowal & champion of champions of the world. Former Drum Major
Drum Major of the 1st Bn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. He was the first Drum Major to lead the Edinburgh Military Tattoo when it went over seas for the first time to NZ in 2000.
Billy has performed for the Royal family on several occasion over his career as Drum major of The 1st Bn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders & ScottishPower Pipe band. with the last time for Prince Andrew at the Victoria Highland Games, in British Columbia, Canada May 2013.
We teach Drum Major's on a one on one basis or group lessons.
Band drill and formations, get ready for the marching & competition season. Small or large groups welcome. We are willing to travel to individuals or groups world wide.
If you would like to receive Skype lessons, for the Drum Major or Drumming Lessons/Workshops.
It could just be some band drill & dress lessons for forth coming season, Please drop us an e-mail, for us to plan lessons or workshops for you or your band.
New Snare Drumming Instructor
Allan Craig is currently the Leading Drummer
with the Grade 2 Lomond & Clyde Pipe Band who are former World,
British and Scottish Drumming Champions and Champion of Champion Drum
Corps. A fully qualified RSPBA Adjudicator.
Allan started playing drums in Knightswood Juvenile
Pipe Band at the age of 13. During his
pipe band career he has played under various notable Leading Drummers incl. Joe
Noble (Babcock Renfrew Grade 1); Jim Kilpatrick (Polkemmet/Shotts Grade 1); and
John Scullion (Scottish Power with Grade 1).
He has also been Leading drummer with many other
bands incl. 100 Pipers Whisky (Grade 2) in which he won both the band and World
Drumming Championships and Glasgow Skye (Grade 1).
He has also been prolific in the Solo circuit
in both Juvenile and Adult sections and has won the West of Scotland Championship
and has appeared in the World Solo final in numerous occasions; with a 3
place being his highest placed position.
This success has carried over into teaching
of the snare drum which he has been doing for over 25 years and has included
achievements such as Dumbarton & Dist. Novice Juvenile winning a World
Drumming Championship and Johnstone Novice Juvenile coming 2nd in the World.
He has also taught abroad in many countries
incl. Holland and Switzerland.
He is currently the principle drumming tutor
for the Strathendrick Pipe Band (4b); The Pipes & Drums of Basle from Switzerland
(4b) and the Lionacleit School Pipe Band from Benbecula (Nov. Juv).
His passion for drumming also extends onto the drum
kit which he also teaches and is involved in bands with a wide range of musical
genres incl. progressive rock, pop, jazz and funk
New Bass & Tenor Instructor
George Murdoch is currently a tenor drummer in the newly formed Glasgow City Pipes & Drums who will make their debut as a Grade 2 band in May 2016. A new band with a wealth of experience within their ranks. A former tenor drummer with Denny & Dunipace Gleneagles Grade 1 Pipe Band.
This was after two fantastic seasons in Grade 2 on the way to to being promoted to Grade 1. The Drum corps winning Scottish, World championship Drum Corps and Champion of Champions of the world Drum Corps in season 2011. Following on from where they left off in previous season they went on to win Scottish,British European, 2nd World Championships and winning Champion of Champions of the world for a 2nd season in a row. The band also took the tiles European, World & Cowal championships placing 2nd in Scottish & British Championships. With the Band winning Champion of Champions of the world 2012 This winning promotion to Grade 1.
George is an active instructor in Scotland, Europe enjoying watching two of his students winning the best drum crops and the band winning the World Championships World
Championships Grade 4b with the newly formed West Coast Highlanders.
Also instructed Denny & Dunipace Gleneagle grade 4A band to British and European drum Corps titles in 2015.
For Skype lessons please contact us to arrange your lesson
Drill is fun to learn
Drum Major's marching and using formations around the world at various events, who have been given instruction by our own Drum Major William Jordan who promotes the Scottish Culture and Art of Scottish Pipe Band Drum Major's.