If you have an interest in learning to play The Great Highland Bagpipes or have an interest in learning to play the Pipe Band Snare Drum, we have the following instructors available.
Brian has studied under PM George Bell and has played with many great bands including Parlin and District.
Please e-mail Brian
Chris Finnegan has been performing music professionally for over ten years. He has a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Music Performance from Rutgers University and is currently a high school Orchestra Director. Chris performs in a wide range of musical styles on a variety of instruments. He can be found on recordings from the Naxos, Masters, and Megalith labels. Current projects include running a monthly Seisiun for traditional Irish music, playing with a jazz quintet, and of course piping. He learned to play the bagpipes from Brian O'Kane and later, PM George Bell.
Please e-mail Chris
John is currently the Pipe Major of FSOS Pipes and Drums. John has introduced a lot of new music to our street selections and is also our Pipe Major in our newly reformed competition band. John, along with several of our fine pipers, has put an emphasis on the care and tuning of the bagpipes, regardless if we are in the practice circle or on the street. John has studied under PM George Bell.
Please e-mail John
Our Drum Sergeant, Bill Birch, is currently the drumming instructor for several local bands. Bill began his drumming tenure in Drum Corps and made a smooth transition to the Pipe Band style of drumming. Bill has helped improve our drum line on the street and is our lead tip in our competition band.
Please e-mail Bill
If you are interested in learning the tenor drum, which would consist of flourishing and rhythm, instruction can be made available.