So far, SSPDT
has co-created over 50 piping and drumming roles to provide tuition in state schools, helping to maintain, revive or start-up the fragile ecology of teaching and learning that keeps traditions and music-making alive. More >
However there are still many learning communities, and some entire Local Education Authorities, where the pipes and drums are still not offered as instruments, and many thousands of pupils who still don’t have the chance to learn, so there remains much to be done to help fill gaps in provision. Most recently, we have been pleased to partner High Life Highland, and e-Sgoil Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar and the Lewis and Harris Pipe Band Supporters Association to co-create three new full-time snare drumming posts, and a framework for piping and drumming posts in Elgin and Forres in Moray. New teaching roles that have been delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic are in Glasgow as well as Perth and Kinross. We welcome enquiries and look forward to developing more programmes.
Paid year-long internships are tailored to individuals, some in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, for pipers or snare drummers who want a career in teaching in schools. Past interns have successfully joined the instrumental teaching teams employed by Falkirk, Dundee, East Lothian and Eilean Siar Councils.
Resources and tools for teaching, learning and programme management.
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Piping and Drumming Forum
National Piping and Drumming Forum and Workshops, held in partnership with the National Piping Centre
, offer opportunities to meet and collaborate on different piping & drumming related topics such as teaching resources, pipe band development, SQA/PDQB, child protection and more. Please follow our Facebook page
for news of the next one or contact us
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