The Moray Schools Pipes and Drums Tuition Scheme is run by registered charity, The Moray Youth Pipes and Drums Tuition Scheme (MYPDTS, charity no. SC047077), with the Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust – SSPDT, supported by the Moray Council Instrumental Service. The scheme is run on a non-profit basis and subsidised with grants from the SSPDT and the Council to make lessons as affordable as possible. Lessons can be subsidised or free of charge in circumstances where families find it difficult to afford some or all of the costs (more about costs in About the Scheme).
Coordinator: Fiona Caldwell, longstanding piping tutor for schools in Lossiemouth, Elgin, and Forres, is the Coordinator of the scheme.
For all enquiries please contact Fiona at [email protected]
George Alexander – Former Moray Council Councillor
Sharon Carmichael – Committee member of Forres and District Pipe Band
Gordon Roy – Piper
Angus Lawson – Chair of MYPDTS, and Acting Principal Teacher of Music at Elgin High School
Kathleen Robertson – Treasurer of MYPDTS, Moray Council Leader, and Chair of Moray Council Education, Children’s and Leisure Services Committee
Fiona Caldwell – Secretary and Coordinator of MYPDTS, and Piping Tutor in Lossiemouth, Elgin and Forres schools
Laura Norman – Visiting Music Teacher, Primary schools
The Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust (SSPDT) is the national charity that works to introduce piping and drumming tuition to state schools in Scotland and that encourages the formation of schools pipe bands. The charity offers cash grants for tuition and other related band costs, free bagpipe and b-flat chanter loans, paid training opportunities, and organises the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships – the biggest schools piping competition in the world.