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Canberra College of Piping and Drumming

Learning the Pipes or Drums

We are delighted that you want to start lessons with the Canberra College of Piping and Drumming.  We trust you will find the experience a good one and that this marks the beginning of a long career in the world of piping and drumming.

The following information is to introduce you to how the College operates.  

Membership

  • Membership of the College runs 1 July – 30 June each year.
  • Please ask your Tutor for a Membership Form for you to complete.
  • College Membership also entitles you to receive Newsletters and notices of events
  • Annual Membership costs are: $20 per student.

Learning the Drums

Lessons and Fees

  • Lessons are conducted on Saturday mornings at Taylor Primary School, Marconi Crescent, Kambah.
  • If Saturday is unsuitable, other days and times can be organised with your Tutor.
  • The first 2 lessons are introductory lessons and are offered at no charge.
  • Lessons cost $15 per morning. For this the student receives one on one for approximately 15 mins and then is encouraged to be a part of the group. Lessons then can go for approximately 1 hour.
  • Lessons are conducted on a School Term basis and are invoiced at the end of each Term
  • If you are unable to attend a lesson, make up lessons can be discussed with your Tutor but, please note there will be no refunds of lesson fees if the lesson cancellation occurs less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled lesson.

Learning the Pipes

Lessons and Fees

  • Lessons are held on Saturday mornings at Taylor Primary School, Marconi Crescent, Kambah.
  • If Saturday is unsuitable, other days and times may be able to be organised with your Tutor.
  • The first 2 lessons are introductory lessons and are offered at no charge.
  • After the initial 2 lessons, fees for Pipers are $25.00 per half hour lesson.
  • Lessons are conducted on a School Term basis. There are two invoicing options available:
    • pre-pay each Term and receive one free lesson for that Term; or
    • invoice at the end of each Term for each lesson received.
  • If you are unable to attend a lesson, make up lessons can be discussed with your Tutor but, please note there will be no refunds of lesson fees if the lesson cancellation occurs less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled lesson.

Instruments & Tutor Books

Drum sticks and practice pads are offered for sale:

  • Jim Kilpatrick KP2 Drum Sticks at $20
  • Jim Kilpatrick Drum Pads at $30
  • Tyler Fry Tenor Sticks at $60

Instrument Hire & Tutor Books

  • Practice chanters and bagpipes are offered for hire:
    • Practice chanter   $30 per term    
    • Bagpipes $130 per term
  • Tutor Books are sold to College students for $15.
  • The College may be able to assist you with the purchase of your own instrument when ready.

Contacts

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information:

  • Kerrie Flynn    (Secretary) Phone: 0412 635 798
  • Jonathan Jones    (Drumming Tutor) udujon@gmail.com

 

We also welcome any feedback on the College, so please feel free to contact us if you have suggestions as to how we can improve our service.

Contacts

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information:

  • Athol Chalmers (President) Phone: 0407 244 129
  • Kerrie Flynn    (Secretary) Phone: 0412 635 798

 

We also welcome any feedback on the College, so please feel free to contact us if you have suggestions as to how we can improve our service