In addition to classes, what else is held during
Orientation for everyone is held Sunday
afternoon. Following that, students will be in
brief meetings with the instructors to determine
which class to go into. A
highlight of the week is a Thursday evening
concert by the instructors which is also open to
the public. There are two special dinners for all
students and staff: the Sunday welcoming dinner
and the Thursday pre-concert dinner. During the
week, there may be an opportunity for off campus
activity. The week's session ends Friday noon.
How many hours of instruction do students get each
day in class?
Morning and afternoon classes Monday through Thursday,
a class on Friday morning, and a two-hour evening workshops.
There is also one hour of massed band practice
Monday through Wednesday.
Are all of the classes offered at all of the
Only Highland pipes, snare, tenor and bass drum are
offered at all sessions. Smallpipes is offered
at sessions in Pennsylvania with George Balderose.
Fiddle is offered at the East Stroudsburg session in 2015.
Will you be offereing classes in other types of
Let us know what you would like. We're open to it
if we can get enough students to show definite
interest. Let us know of others, too, who share
your interest in such a class.
Do you offer private lessons to supplement
Sometimes. Please check with your class
instructor. That may depend on how much time your
instructor has during the session. One-on-ones are
scheduled at the end of the week at most sessions.
Are private rooms available on campus at the
Yes, for a modest fee in addition to the regular
room and board rate. The availability of private
rooms is limited, so the earlier you enroll, the
more likely you can reserve one. The private room
add-on fees are $100 per week
Is financial assistance available?
There are several ways. You save $50 with
registration. You save $50 if you are
taking a class with your band. You save on
room and board if you stay off campus. A
limited number of scholarships are
Will practice rooms be available?
Yes. Practice rooms for individual use are made
available to students at no additional charge,
along with plenty of outdoor space for practice,
What do I need to bring to the session?
Your instrument, of course. Kilts and Highland
attire are suggested, but not required, for
events such as class photos and public concerts.
A recording device is recommended.