Parents consistently praise the Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band's instruction team -- as well as the various guests from the top bands throughout the piping world -- for their dedication, their teaching ability, and the number of top-notch players who have graduated to other bands. Many bands throughout the country have been thrilled to have a Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band graduate join their ranks upon turning 18.
Beginner lessons are starting soon. Please email us for more information.
Piping lead instructor is Band Director Maureen Connor
. Maureen has been teaching bagpipes since 1991. She holds a M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership and is certified at the Graduate and Senior Teacher Level by the Institute of Piping. You can read her blog here: http://bagpipeteacher.blogspot.com/
Maureen brings a variety of experience in Arts Management, Education, and Operational Management. She began teaching the Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band in 1994. During the summer she teaches with Balmoral and Invermark throughout the United States. In addition to Scotia-Glenville, she also coaches several bands in the Eastern United States. Maureen competed with Grade 1 Oran Mor Pipe Band for 10 seasons and is a professional solo competitor.
As a solo competitor she won the Nicol-Brown Chalice and competed in the Silver Medal at the Argyllshire Gathering and Northern Meeting.
Drumming instruction is lead by Eric MacNeill. Currently, a member of the world renowned Simon Fraser University Pipe Band (SFU) and a professional solo level competitor, Eric is one of the top-ranked Professional Drum Majors in North America. He also competes in solo bass and tenor contests.
Coming from a pipe band family, Eric has been drumming since he was a toddler. He took the reins of Oran Mor’s drum corps in 2000, becoming one of the youngest lead drummers for a Grade 2 band in North America. He lead the OM Drum Corps into Grade 1 and into the finals on Glasgow Green
Eric instructs at the Invermark and Piping Hot Summer Drummer summer schools
and is a graduate of Siena College.
As a professional solo competitor, Eric is the current EUSPBA Professional Snare and Drum Major Champion.