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!

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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 are the current and two-time 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 10th World Solo Drumming title in 2019, having won nine 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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P/M Terry Lee

Terry is one of the most successful pipe majors of all time, having won the World Championship six times as P/M of SFU. Terry is a gifted tutor for soloists and band players, and a master at developing player potential. Simon Fraser University recognized Terry’s 36 years of amazing performance, teaching and organizing with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Fine Arts. Currently Terry is in high demand as an adjudicator and instructor.

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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.

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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 is the Pipe Major of SFU, leading the band to three 5th place finishes. 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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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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Blair is a much sought-after teacher, judge and performer. He is 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 four World Drum Corps Championships.

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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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Christina is currently the bass drummer for the City of Dunedin Pipe Band, having previously played for the 78th Fraser Highlanders and Oran Mor PB. Christina is an exceptional bass and tenor teacher and we are excited to have her back!