The classes are run by Brian Alexander, a highly qualified instructor who has taught as Senior Drum Major at the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming and has tutored many other bands. In addition, he was Drum Major of the Black Watch and has played all over the world. Brian retired from the Black Watch in 2012 and now dedicates his time to drumming tuition.
There are lots of opportunities for performance in competitions, fairs and concerts once pupils are playing the drums in the schools’ pipe band.
Who, When & Where:
The pipe band drumming club runs on a Monday in the Library at the Main School.
Currently we have 1 snare drumming class running from 3.30pm to 4.00pm and a tenor drumming class from 4.30pm to 5pm.
All classes have a maximum of 6 students per class.
Only children attending an after school club are allowed in the school building after 3:30pm and are only permitted in the allocated Club room. Children must be signed in and out by the After School Care Club person on door duty OR by the individual club alternative. Parents/carers should drop & collect children outside the school’s main door and not accompany children in to the school.
Club Convenor: Alison Dalrymple
Club email: email@example.com
Tutor Name: The classes are run by Brian Alexander, a highly qualified instructor who has taught as Senior Drum Major at the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming and has tutored many other bands. In addition, he was Drum Major of the Black Watch and has played all over the world. Brian retired from the Black Watch in 2012 and now dedicates his time to drumming tuition.
Allocation of spaces: New pupils are invited to contact the Club Convenor who will provide a Club Registration form and information on appropriate class vacancies. Priority is given to existing club members allowing members to build on their knowledge.
Club Convenor’s children are always given a priority place in the club. Please contact the Club Convenor should you wish to take advantage of this privilege by offering to take on this position in future.
Cost: Lessons are approx £6 for 1/2 hour (depending on class sizes). All students are also required to purchase a pad & sticks to follow the course at a cost of £25- can be arranged by tutor.
A child’s space is not guaranteed until payment is received. All payment is due PRIOR to clubs starting. Failure to do so could result in your child not being admitted in to the club.
Cheques are to be written to SMPC, envelopes marked ‘Drumming Club’ & posted in the Clubs Box by the Janitor’s Office (Main School).
Parent Volunteers required: NO
Refunds: Very occasionally classes need to be cancelled (e.g. instructor sickness). SMPC policy is that refunds will only be given in exceptional circumstances at the individual club’s discretion as offering refunds when this happens involves a lot of work for relatively small amounts of money. If, after accepting & paying for a place, your child subsequently does not take the place / drops out / changes their mind, a refund will not be given.
Parents are kindly reminded that SMPC Clubs only operate thanks to a school parent who volunteers to act as Club Convenor & run the administrative side of the club. Parents are requested to respect the efforts of each Club Convenor.