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Sound Advice

SOUND ADVICE 2020 is Moving Online

Monday, June 29 to Friday, July 3rd.

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SCHEDULE  |  INSTRUCTORS  |  FEES  |  COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

Given the uncertainty of being able to conduct the summer school in the usual way due to necessary restrictions for public gathering and live events, we are planning to take advantage of online technology to move the school online. The good news is that we've expanded the offering so that there are a number of great options for learning other skills, and we also welcome anyone to register and take part!

PIPING:  CALLUM BEAUMONT  • ALEX GANDY •  BRUCE GANDY  •  DANIELLE MILLAR  •  EILIDH MACDONALD

SCOTTISH SMALLPIPES: RYAN MACDONALD

DRUMMING:  J. REID MAXWELL  •  ELIZABETH SHAW  •  RUARIDH MACDONALD

HIGHLAND & SCOTTISH STEP-DANCE:  CHANTAL WATT  •  SABRA MACGILLIVRAY

CELTIC GUITAR & BODHRAN:  ADAM BROWN

FIDDLING & KEYBOARDS:  TROY MACGILLIVRAY

IRISH DANCING:  ELSPETH HUGHTON

WHISTLE:  BARBARA MACDONALD

  

We will be offering instruction with an amazing instructor panel, and structuring it for online delivery via Zoom.

The registration and school information pages will be updated as soon as we have the details sorted, but the key points are:

• school will run Monday, June 29 to Friday, July 3 and will involve each student 2-3 hours per day. This will include structured group lessons, and also opportunity for solo lessons. The group lessons will be chanters/pads and the solo lessons provide the opportunity for students to get help on their bagpipes/drums.

• as well as time online, students will be provided exercises and developmental challenges to work on off-line. There will be music packs, with recordings and student challenges for each student to download before the school.

• students will be organized into classes according to ability (and sometimes age). Students who have not been to the school before, and who are not known to the instructors, will be auditioned via Zoom before the school begins so that they can be placed in the most appropriate class.

• knowing that many families are facing some financial uncertainty in the current environment, we are going to offer this school at as low a cost to students as possible. Registration is available at this website.

If you have questions, suggestions or comments, please email school@saskpipebands.org

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