PHSD instructors are experienced at getting results in their own learning and performance, and they know how to get great results from others. Whatever your level or goals—from novice to professional—the instructors will help you reach your potential. There isn’t a more dedicated team of people than the world-class instructors that Jack and Reid assemble for PHSD. Students are always enthusiastic about the quality of instruction they receive at PHSD!

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 Jack Lee

Jack has been one of the World’s leading pipers for 40 years. He is one of few pipers in history to have won every major piping prize in the world on at least one occasion. His enthusiasm for everything “Piping Hot” is incredible.

Jack’s company (Lee and Sons Bagpipes) produces outstanding pipes, pipe bags and reeds. Jack “turned on the recorder” 30 years ago and has compiled the world’s largest bagpipe audio library - all available at Bagpipemusic.com

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J. Reid Maxwell

Reid has an amazing record of accomplishments at the top in the pipe band world. Apart from his six World and four World Drum Corps titles with SFU, Reid has won the titles with two other Grade 1 bands, one of them as lead drummer! He has also appeared in the final of the World Solo Drumming Championship on many occasions, and he teaches drummers and drum corps all across the World. His engaging teaching style captures students’ imaginations wherever he teaches, and especially at PHSD! Check out his new book at https://takingnoshortcuts.com/

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Donald Lindsay

Donald is one of the World’s most knowledgeable and inspirational teachers of piobaireachd. Many pipers come to PHSD especially for the “Donald Lindsay Experience”.


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P/M Stuart Liddell

Stuart is one of the most gifted and famous pipers in the World today. His list of solo piping accomplishments is really incredible, and you can safely say “He has done it all.” Stuart’s Inveraray and District Pipe Band were the 2017 and 2019 World Champions. At PHSD you’ll have plenty of chances to hear Stuart and learn from him.

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Steven McWhirter

Steven won his 11th World Solo Drumming title in 2022, having won ten in a row. He is LD of the Inveraray and District Pipe Band, the current Champion of Champions Drum Corps. Steven is an experienced and gifted teacher as well as a fantastic performer. Don’t miss your chance to learn from one of the greats!


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Callum Beaumont

Callum is one of the World’s most respected and successful pipers. He won his breath-taking 4th clasp in 2019, all before the age of 30. No piper has ever won so many great piobaireachd prizes at such a young age. Callum plays a key role instructing piping at Dollar Academy in Scotland and we are delighted to have him back at PHSD. In 2023, he won the Glenfiddich Championship, the Silver Star at Inverness and the Sun Belt Championship among other prizes.


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Eric MacNeill

Eric is the Lead Drummer of the current Grade 1 North American Champion City of Dunedin PB. He also played with SFUPB and was LD of the Oran Mor PB for many years. Eric is a successful solo competitor and is a regular finalist at the World Solo Drumming Championships, making the final again in 2019.

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P/M Alan Bevan

Pipe Major Alan Bevan has won the Oban and Inverness Gold Medals, the Donald MacLeod Memorial and many other top solo prizes. Alan has been the Pipe Major of SFU since 2014, leading the band to annually to the prize list at the World Pipe Band Championships. His playing and teaching abilities have put him among the best in both solo and band fields, and he has a lot to pass on at PHSD.

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 Owen Russell

Owen is a phenomenal tenor drummer and instructor. He is a long-term member of the SFUPB tenor corps and commutes to practice from Minnesota. Owen will be sharing his extensive knowledge of tenor drumming during the school.

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Blair is a much sought-after teacher, judge and performer. He has been a consistent finalist at the World Solo Drumming Championships and has won the Winter Storm Gold Medal a record five times. Blair has won three World Pipe Band Championships and five World Drum Corps Championships. 


And more!

Some of the amazing instructors you'll meet at PHSD include Gold Medallist Craig Sutherland, winner of SIX World Pipe Band Championships Dani Millar, and the always entertaining Alastair Lee who is a consistent prizewinner and always up for a High B.

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Allison (Ali) is in her 3rd year as the bass drummer in the SFU Pipe Band. She is a terrific musician and superb teacher and we are delighted she can teach for us in 2024.  Allison was a big part of the SFU Drum Corps winning the world championship in 2022 & 2023!