“I look forward to attending every year. One thing that will boost a piper to another level is to attend this Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming. It’s a great experience!”
Heather Foote, Illinois session student


2017 Balmoral School Summer Sessions

June 29-July 2, 2017. . Indianapolis, INDIANA session (Thursday - Sunday)
. . . .Concert - Saturday, July 1 -8pm at Cravens Hall Lounge, University of Indianapolis
Piping: Jimmy Bell, Nick Hudson, George Balderose || Drumming: Gordon Bell

July 9-14, 2017. . Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA session
. . . Concert - July 13 -8pm at Rauh Theater, Hillman Center, Shady Side Academy
Piping: P/M Robert Mathieson, P/M Terry Tully, George Balderose, Richmond Johnston || Drumming: Gordon Bell

July 16-21, 2017 . . East Stroudsburg, PENNSYLVANIA session
. . . Concert - July 20 -8pm at East Stroudsburg University campus location
Piping: P/M Robert Mathieson, Duncan Bell, George Balderose, Richmond Johnston || Drumming: Gordon Bell

Immerse yourself for a week on one of three beautiful campuses with some of the best pipers and pipe band drummers in the world. Receive intensive personal instruction in multiple small classes (5 students or less) at all levels, beginning to advanced, for individuals and pipe bands, on the Great Highland pipes, smallpipes, Scottish snare, tenor drum, and bass drum. Plus workshops, music sessions, presentations on choice piping and drumming topics, and friendships that can last a lifetime. Balmoral students have the option of taking the EUSPBA's PCP (Progressive Certification Program) course and examination for certification at various skill levels.
Free instructors concerts are held on Thursday evenings.

2017 Staff:
Piping: Duncan Bell (ESU); Jimmy Bell ( IN, ESU); P/M Terry Tully (Pittsburgh only); Robert Mathieson (PA sessions); Nick Hudson (IN only); George Balderose (PA sessions)
Drumming: Gordon Bell (PA sessions)
On-site Administration/Piping instructors: Richmond Johnston (PA sessions)

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June 29-July 2, 2017 (Thursday-Sunday)
University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana
Pipes: Jimmy Bell, Nick Hudson, George Balderose
Drums: Gordon Bell
On-site Administrator/Instructor: George Balderose

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Shady Side Academy campus
July 9-14, 2015
Shady Side Academy
Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania (five minutes north of Pittsburgh)
Pipes: P/M Robert Mathieson, P/M Terry Tully, George Balderose
Drums: Gordon Bell
On-site Administrator/Instructor: Richmond Johnston

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East Stroudsburg University campus
July 16-21, 2017
East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania (one hour southeast of Scranton)
Pipes: Duncan Bell, P/M Rob Mathieson, George Balderose
Drums: Gordon Bell
On-site Administrator/Instructor: Richmond Johnston

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Note:
Snare, tenor, and bass drumming to be offered at all sessions, please inquire as there is a minimum number to provide the instruction.
Bellows smallpiping offered at sessions with George Balderose.
Please contact us for up-to-date information. (last updated 06/22/2017)