This website is dedicated to aiding in the development and learning of pipe band tenor and bass drummers.  Feel free to email me if you have any questions which are not answered on my website or if I can be of any help!



I am excited to announce Tenor Tutor!

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Tenor Tutor is a digital download video instruction collection.  For more information or to purchase, please click here.


During this trying time when most, if not all, competitions are being postponed or cancelled, feel free to email me if you would like some judging input. We can set up an online appointment for you to play your competition score(s) for me and I will offer you verbal critique and tips to improve. (No charge – this is not a full lesson – just a way to get some competition judging input to continue your growth as a drummer.)  Or you can send me a video of your score (if the file is too large to email, you can put it in Dropbox or Googledrive or on Youtube and send me the link) and I will email you back with critique. 


To help solo tenor and bass competitors find opportunities to compete, here is a list of the 2020 East Coast games I know of which offer solo tenor & bass competitions.
(Ordered by date – click to go to games’ website/entry form):

Central Florida Scottish Highland Games, Winter Springs, Florida – January 18
Northeast Florida Scottish Games, Green Cove Springs, Florida – February 29
Capital District Indoor, Albany, New York – February 29
New Hampshire Indoor Festival, Nashua, New Hampshire – April 4 – Cancelled
Dunedin Highland Games, Dunedin, Florida – April 4 – Postponed until November 21
Southern Maryland Celtic Festival, Prince Frederick, Maryland – April 25 – Cancelled
Capital District Outdoor, Albany, New York – May 9 – Virtual
Colonial Highland Gathering, Fairhill, Maryland – on hiatus due to construction at venue – will return in 2021
Smoky Mountain Highland Games, Maryville, Tennessee – May 16 – Cancelled
Greenville Scottish Games, Greenville, South Carolina – May 23 – Cancelled
Rockland County Ceol Mor Bagpipe Competition, Orangeburg, NY – May 30 – Cancelled
New Jersey Irish Festival, Oceanport, New Jersey – June 7 – Cancelled
Ohio Scottish Games, Wellington, Ohio – June 27
Jersey Shore Celtic Festival, Toms River, New Jersey – July 11
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Linville, North Carolina – July 11
Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival, Florence, Massachusetts – July 18
Loch Norman Highland Games, Huntersville, North Carolina – August 15
Capital District Scottish Games, Altamont, NY – September 5
Virginia Scottish Games, The Plains, Virginia – September 5
New Hampshire Highland Games (Loon Mountain), Lincoln, New Hampshire – September 19
Ligonier Highland Games, Ligonier, Pennsylvania – September 19
Scotland County Highland Games, Laurinburg, North Carolina – October 3
Stone Mountain Highland Games, Stone Mountain, Georgia – October 17
Richmond Highland Games, Richmond, Virginia – October 31?
Charleston Scottish Games, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina – November 7
Dunedin Highland Games, Dunedin, Florida – (Postponed from April 4) – November 21
Ontario, Canada (multiple games)

If you know of any competitions not listed here, please email me so I can add them. Thanks!