Snare Drum

Chris Carter

I started drumming at the age of 8, following in the footsteps of my Mum & Dad. Starting off as a Tenor Drummer with the Turriff & District Pipe Band, I knew that pipe band was what I wanted to do. I was taught by my parents Peter & Jackie Carter, learning all I needed to know to become a part of the core, I worked hard and before I knew it I was winning Champions of Champions in Grade 3. Shortly into my drumming career we were given the opportunity to move to Grade 2 to play with Buchan Peterson Pipe Band. This was a great opportunity and within the first few seasons we had won 4 out of the 5 majors.

In 2013, after 8 years of Tenor Drumming I decided to make the move to Side Drumming, playing under Lead Drummer Brian Martin (Mooner). During my first season as a Side Drummer we won the 2013 World Pipe Band Championships, and then the following year in 2014 we won the World Pipe Band Drumming Championships. Before I knew it I had won all major championships in Grade 2. This was a great achievement for me, looking back on where I had started and where I was then was amazing.

After 3 years of Side Drumming I decided to move in to teaching along with still playing in the band, I began teaching individuals one to one, however this quickly grew into teaching whole cores and developing drummers as a group. I have ran a few workshops now which have all been great successes. I currently tutor Oldmeldrum RBL Side Section and Portlethen & District Bass Section. This is along with my new venture at Aberdeen Music Lessons, where I provide private one to one tuition to individuals and groups. Drumming is my hobby and my second job, it is something that I love to do. I have a huge passion for music and all aspects involved.

Thanks, Chris

Chris will be offering tuition in Pipe Band Drumming - Bass, Tenor and Snare. I will also be offering Music Reading Development, Sound Classes, and much more. Along with one to one tuition, I will be offering group classes, and Pipe Band Drum Core Workshops. The launch of my 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 me and I am looking forward to what lies ahead with great enthusiasm and energy.

Please contact us for more info and prices.