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Pipe and Drum

Learn. Grow. Create.

You do NOT need to be Scottish to love bagpipes! Scottish Piping and Drumming is a unique and culturally rich musical style performed around the world. The Conservatory pipe and drum programs include the Conservatory Pipe Band, beginner bagpipes and drums, and various level courses for adults. Students learn both solo and band skills, while working as a team to improve the band. Instruction in bagpipes and snare and tenor/bass drums is based on Scotland’s Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board guidelines and on the long experience of the teaching staff in producing excellent musicians. 

Our programs would not be possible without the generous support of the City of Regina Pipe Band and the Saskatchewan Pipe Band Association. In the summer, the Saskatchewan Pipe Band Association runs a summer school called Sound Advice, for both new and experienced students interested in Scottish Piping and Drumming.


More class information can be found in our online registration system, click on the course links below.

For Youth

Conservatory Pipe Band (ages 8+)

Beginner players start by joining our Beginner Bagpipes or Drum to learn to read music, grace note groups, basic music theory and a number of exercises and tunes. As well, students get to meet and interact with the Conservatory Pipe Band members, engage in common activities and learn about the band before they start to play in it. In Pipe Band - Rehearsal students learn and rehearse basic marching and performance tunes appropriate for the Piping and Drumming Grade 4 level. They also prepare competition medleys each year.

Join anytime of the year, fee prorated based on registration date. Contact our Student Services office to register after September.

For Adults

Bagpipe Studies (ages 16+)

This class is for adults who can play the bagpipes and who want to expand their repertoire and learning. It includes the study of several new tunes, a simple piobaireachd, canntaireachd [Gaelic vocables] and further work on bagpipe sound and playing technique.

If you are new to Bagpipes, see our Private Lessons pages for bagpipe lessons from instructor Iain MacDonald.


You can use the Filters on the Program Search page to browse all Centre for Continuing Education or Conservatory of Performing Arts.

Filter Type Filter Description
Location Centre for Continuing Education All classes offered through the Centre for Continuing education
Program Category Group Music and Dance All music and dance classes offered by the Conservatory of Performing Arts
Department Conservatory of Performing Arts All classes offered by the Conservatory of Performing Arts

There are other filters as well so you can narrow your search as much, or as little, as you want.


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