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Tuition is available from experienced tutors in:

  • Scottish pipe band drumming
  • Piping
  • Highland and Irish dancing
  • Only enthusiam required
  • All ages welcome
  • No musical experience required


We charge no Tuition fees, however there are small annual and weekly fees to cover costs of venue hire
See Membership and fee information

Where and When?

Wednesday Evenings ACT School terms
Dancing from 5:30
Drums and Pipes 6.30pm
Band from 7.30pm

Venue: Church Hall on the corner next to the Canberra Irish Club in Weston

Other Details

  • A syllabus will be created and/or updated for piping and drumming.
  • Each learner will be assigned one tutor who will provide minimum 10-15 minutes one to one tutoring per evening. Group work will also be available. Other arrangements will be made prior to band practice if a tutor cannot attend. Learners must inform the tutor, Pipe Major or Drum Sergeant if not attending.
  • Lessons for learners will be conducted between 6:00 & 7:30.
  • Tutors will be appointed by the Pipe Major and Drum Sergeant
  • Each learner will bring an exercise book to be signed by the tutor.
  • Learners will be expected to practice and attend 80% of all band practices each term.
  • Each learner (or parents) will be advised of progress at the end of each term.
  • From this term, learners will pay hall fees upfront for the full term - $30 youth, $40 adult
  • Sticks, pads and practice chanters will be available for purchase (at no profit to the band) from the Pipe Major and Drum Sergeant
  • Pipe Major, Drum Sergeant and Drum Major will assess each learner for ability to turn out with the band in uniform. This will be based on attendance, commitment to practice and skill.
  • Pipe Major and Drum Sergeant will assess each players ability to turn out for competition.
  • Standards will be advised in relation to piping and drumming before the assessment of learners. Generally this will be 4/4 & 3/4 sets.
  • All learners should be aged 10 or over. Children under 10 may be assessed for learning but Pipe Band Dance school students will take preference.
  • A child protection policy will be in place.
Updated 4/12/2007

Latest News

The Band is using an App as link for routine communications rather than this website - go to your APP store - search for TeamApp and install - then search for CCPBand - apply to join - select which teams you want to join - can also access TEAMAPP via website; there is closed Band Facebook page where also posted activities and more general information - ask for invite

What is on soon......
Band Practice this Wednesday next 22nd August from 5.00pm for learners / dancers; Band 6.30 pm;Church of Christ, Weston

Boorowa Irish Woolfest Sunday September 30th 2018
SHORT sleeve shirts; Pipers 10.00am for tuning for 10:50am street performance then Lead parade at 12:00 + dancers; Stage performance - 1:40pm - short sleeves- ties

Canberra Pipers Club Workshop & Recital 10th annual 2018
Friday 21st ? 4pm to 4pm Sunday 23rd September – University of Canberra; recital Saturday night 22nd - details to follow see facebook

Canberra Highland Gathering Saturday 6 October 2018
SHORT sleeve shirts; take jackets - Dancing from 9.30am Canberra band contest - pipers at ?pm for start of Contest ? pm; closing ceremony 4.15pm; Opening ceremony and massed bands Optional at 10.30am

ACT Solo Piping and Drumming Championships Sunday 7th October 2018

Illawarra Scottish Fair Band Contest Sunday October21 _PROVISIONAL
Final decision to be made on participation; is held at The Dandaloo Sporting Field, 336 Kanahooka Road, Dapto Be there Pipers around TBC am for Pipers tuning and drummers soon after to play at TBC then massed bands at 4.00pm

Young Cherry Festival - December 1st Saturday
The tattoo and parade is on Saturday - Pipers for 3.15pm tuning, Street March 4.00 pm , Tattoo starts 5.30pm -. Dress is sun cream, short sleeves, ties, hats. http://www.visityoung.com.au

The New Kilted Van is rolling

Our Band Facebook Page
There is also a unlisted private Band Facebook page - please ask for invite to access

The Piobaireachd Society
Become a member to access downloads

Try Our Haggis Recipe
Exact proportions up to the cook - if in doubt add more Drambuie to recipe or your glass

Band practice is 98.7dB; recommended to reduce exposure to below 85dB - wear your hearing protectors!

The College of Piping
Monthly Radio show Podcast

Irish anthem played by the Army Band of Amhrán na bhFiann

Drummers Rudiments
Please use Youtube link https://youtu.be/e6JtBbgYMwY or access from Bands Facebook page or dropbox - the exercises are in pdf link - please ask if unable to access

Contact Us: +61 (0)2 6285 1767 | email-/- pipemajor@canberraceltic.org

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