Pricipal's Notes


Florida Pipe and Drum Academy is committed to offering the very best bagpiping and drumming tuition to pipers and drummers of whatever background, and at whatever level of ability. Our aim, firstly, is to focus on each student and, through detailed guidance and practice, to effect a significant improvement in their playing ability. Group learning and band work will also be a priority to ensure all students have the ability to play within a band. Only the very best teachers are employed by the Academy and they will follow a curriculum as outlined in Principal Wallace's tutor books (pipers) and courses structured by our Grade 1 drumming instructors. A full examination program will be on offer for all students, though not compulsory. The Piping & Drumming Qual;ifications Board Exams are an option but much more relevant will be the FPDA's own exams. A copy of the syllabi for both piping and drumming are below. Underpinning all of our activities will be the sense of enjoyment that comes from joint music making in an atmosphere of serious musical endeavour.  Go to the Registration Page or download the online Registration Form now!