All Students are expected to bring their own instrument. Please note that class sizes are LIMITED and the minimum enrollment criteria must be met or the course will be cancelled.
The piping course for the week will include the following:
• Improving technique and execution.
• Music theory and its application to the pipes.
• Learning different types of tunes.
• Care and maintenance of the pipes.
• Working with reeds and setting up the instrument.
• Various levels of Piobaireachd instruction available.
• Playing together in a group or band
There will be opportunities to play in evening sessions and to practice your new found knowledge.
The Advanced Piping course will have you setting up your pipes for the winning sound.
• Strathspey and Reels
• Hornpipes and Jigs
This will include selecting tunes that are suited to the player and getting the most expression from the tunes.
The morning classes will include the following levels – Practice Chanter, Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
The afternoon classes will involve maintenance, technique, competition readiness and preparation, and playing for highland dancers. These classes will be grouped based on level of play and specific requests of the students.
Click here to download the OSAS Pipe Tune Book.
Recognizing the fact that pipe band performances and competitions are an integral part of our art form, the Ohio Scottish Arts School encourages its piping and drumming students to participate in the OSASPBA Pipe Band Championships. Involvement in this group activity builds team skills, pipe band skills, and increases personal growth and development in our art form. Students are divided into groups (bands). Each group has an appointed leader. That leader works with the group to organize a performance set. The bands play their performance piece in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere on the last day of OSAS. The groups are judged by instructors and students. Once the score sheets are tabulated the OSASPBA Championship winners are announced. Below are photos of the annual winning Pipe Bands.
About our Pipe Instructors (our 2023 Instructors to be announced soon!)
Please Note: Instructor(s) are subject to change based on enrollment