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 is one of the most respected pipers in the world. He has won Gold Medals, Bratach Gorms, Clasps and the Glenfiddich Championship. Simon Fraser University recognized Jack’s outstanding success as a performer, teacher and ambassador for piping with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Fine Arts, and the Northern Meeting recently honoured Jack for 40 years of competing at the highest level.

Jack’s company produces outstanding pipes, pipe bags and chanter reeds, and has available an online archive of over 3,500 recordings made by Jack. See www.leeandsonsbagpipes.com for details.

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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 pipers in the world today. He has won three Clasps at Inverness, the Senior Piobaireachd at Oban and both Gold Medals. Stuart is a two-time Glenfiddich Champion, and in 2015 won both the Oban Senior Piobaireachd and the Glenfiddich Piobaireachd. Stuart’s Inveraray and District Pipe Band have been Champion of Champions in 2016, 2017, and 2018 winning the overall prize for the season and in 2017 won the World Pipe Band Championships. At PHSD, you’ll have plenty of chances to hear and learn from Stuart.

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Steven McWhirter

Steven won his eighth straight World Solo Drumming Championship in 2018, giving him nine overall. Steven is also an incredible and very experienced teacher, and his Inveraray and 
District Pipe Band were the 2017 World Drum Corps Champions. Steven also writes custom drum scores for bands at all levels. Come to PHSD to hear Steven play, and don’t miss the 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 won both Gold Medals and the Clasp at a very young age, and he has been one of the premier solo competitors in the World for a few years. He has won the World Pipe Band Championships with three different bands (Shotts, SFU, Inveraray) and plays a key role instructing piping at Dollar Academy in Scotland. Callum won his third Clasp at Inverness in 2018, and was the Overall Champion at the London Competition.

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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 two 5th place finishes in the last two years. 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 2 World Pipe Band and Drum Corps Champion City of Dunedin Pipe Band! Eric was the L-D of the Oran Mor Pipe Band for many years, as well as a valued member of the SFUPB drum corps. Eric has been the EUSPBA Professional Solo Champion several times, and a semi-finalist at the World Solos five times.

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Blair Brown

Blair is a much sought-after professional teacher, judge and performer. He is a consistent finalist and prize winner at the World Solo Drumming Championships, and has won the Winter Storm Gold Medal a record 5 times. He spent many years playing with Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia, SFUPB, Peel Regional Police and the 78th Fraser Highlanders. He 
has won the World Pipe Band Championships three times and holds four World Drum Corps Championships.

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 Owen Russell

Owen is one of the World‘s great tenor drummers and a terrific instructor for drummers at all levels. He commutes to SFU band practice from Minnesota and has been a member of the band for many years. Owen will be teaching during both weeks of the school.


 Christina Hanks

Christina is an extremely knowledgable and experienced bass and tenor instructor. She played bass with the grade one Oran Mor Pipe Band, before joining the 78th Fraser Highlanders’ tenor corps. She recently moved back onto bass for the 78ths, the current North American Champions. Christina will be teaching both weeks in 2019.