Pipe Band Tuition

At Aberdeen Music Lessons we are delighted to offer a centre of excellence for pipe band studies, including individual tuition and group lessons.

We are fortunate to have a dedicated team of highly experienced and successful tutors who are passionate about their art. We also offer master classes with some of the world’s top players, educators and composers.

In addition to individual tuition we will be running, in association with the RSPBA, classes which will allow students to achieve PDBQ certificates and onto higher awards such as instructor certificates.

Our principal piping and Drumming tutors are Neil Selbie James Campbell, Gus McAskill and Chris Carter

Neil Selbie

Neil has a long history in the pipe band world; he is a PDBQ assessor and RSPBA Instructor. Neil has been pipe major of several local pipe bands and has had considerable success with Culter & District pipe band, winning several Major championships and winning the RSPBA grade 3A champions of champions with a home grown band of local talent. Neil is currently Pipe Major of Bucksburn and District. He has also won several solo piping trophies. In addition Neil is also a manufacturer of reeds and owner of Pettigrew bagpipes. Neil’s reeds are currently being played by some of the very best bands and players in the world.

With over thirty years of tutoring experience both on a one to one and band basis, students will benefit greatly from the wealth of knowledge and experience Neil has to offer.

James Campbell

Gus McAskill

Chris Carter

Our principal Pipe Band drum tutor Chris Carter. Will be offering tuition in Pipe Band Drumming - Bass, Tenor and Snare. He will also be offering Music Reading Development, Sound Classes, and much more. Along with one to one tuition, Chris will be offering group classes, and Pipe Band Drum Core Workshops. The launch of his new Facebook Page & Website with all the information on availability and time slots will be announced very soon. This is a really exciting time for Chris who is looking forward to what lies ahead with great enthusiasm and energy. Chris is a Drummer with Buchan pipe band.

Individual tuition and small classes will be run from the studio on Union Street, Aberdeen but occasionally we may utilise bigger premises elsewhere in the local area when the need arises.