Making the grade
Similar in concept to the more familiar Royal Conservatory Examinations, the Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board Examinations is a certification program. It consists of a series of examinations in the playing, history, maintenance and theory of the Highland bagpipe, as well as the snare, bass and tenor drum.
The school’s current head instructor is a designated examiner for the Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board, which incorporates the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Society and the Institute of Piping certification programs.
Costs for the taking the exams:
- Level 1 - $30
- Level 2 - $30
- Level 2 Bagpipes - $30
- Level 3 - $45
- Level 4 - $60