Start: Sunday, 1. March 2020 at 15:00 hrs

Finish: Saturday 7. March 2020 at 10:00 hrs

Deadline: 20 Feb 2020

Leader: P/Maj David Johnston

Target group: See Course Level

Location: Auf dem Eggenberg 1

41379 Brüggen


Tel. +49-2163-5161

Fax. +49-2163-59967

Fee: 545,- €

Type - Full Resident: Includes accommodation, 3 meals, tuition fee, evening sessions and one free ticket access to the end of course concert.

PDQB Syllabis click here 

13th Tailored Winter School for Pipers and Drummers, Brüggen , Sunday 1. to Saturday 7. March 2020

The Piper’s Corner Shop in Brüggen and The National Piping Centre from Glasgow are pleased to announce the confirmed dates for the 2020 Winter School of Piping and Drumming.  The School is located in Germany, covering the whole of Europe and open to players of all standards including absolute beginners with no knowledge of music.

Registration is now possible and to be able to secure your place on this very popular school a deposit of € 100, - € is required, once you have completed the registration application online.  This deposit is non-refundable and covers administration costs.  The balance should be paid by 20. January 2020 to confirm your place on the course.   It is advisable to take out a cancellation insurance, which costs about € 20, - and covers up to about € 500, -  in the unlikely event that you will not be able to attend the school.  Please choose the Euro-to-Euro Bank transfer option, as there will be no extra bank charges or exchange rate fees to be paid.   We prefer the Bank transfer option, as PayPal payments incur extra handling charges!

Please click here to read some of the feedback from students from last year’s school: Students Feed Back 

Classes will be kept to small groups to maximise the intensity of the tuition and the team of instructors will depend on the uptake of the course.  Please be aware that a class could be cancelled if there is not sufficient uptake to run the class. The following instructors have already confirmed their availability to teach at the school,


David Johnston, CEO - Pipers Corner Shop and Musical Director Crossed Swords Pipe Band

Willie McCallum - The National Piping Centre, Glasgow

Finlay MacDonald - The National Piping Centre, Glasgow

John Mulhearn - The National Piping Centre, Glasgow

Alisdair McLaren– The National Piping Centre, Glasgow

Dan Nevans- The National Piping Centre, Glasgow

Tamas Lapossy - P/M German Lowland Pipes & Drums

Mark Wilson – Senior Champion Snare Drumming Instructor

Eilidh Wynd - Glasgow Police Grade 1 Tenor and Bass Instructor


There will, once again, be an end of Course Dinner night arranged at the Yugoslavian Restaurant in Brüggen with a short instructor’s recital taking place directly after the dinner on Thursday 5. March starting at 18:00 –, please note that you need to register for the dinner when registering for the course.  The ceremonial end of course concert will take place in the friendly and well placed Bürgersaal in Bracht with a focus on the Winter School students on Friday 6. March starting at 19:00 sharp – dress formal.


Special Features

Various lectures most evenings

                       One to one (Solo) tuition offered during the week                      

Students Solo Piping and Drumming recital event

                    New SQA approved exams will be offered

                     Payment can be made easily by free bank transfer to our German Bank Account

                     Grand Graduation Ceremony with high ranking guests

                      World class instructors from the famous National Piping Centre in Glasgow

                     Professional organisation from a well-proven team

Please see the price list for the examinations below:

SCQF 2 (PDQB 1)                                     £35

SCQF 3 (PDQB 2 Practice Chanter)      £35

SCQF 4 (PDQB 2 Bagpipe)                    £35

SCQF 5 (PDQB 3)                                  £35

SCQF 6 (PDQB 4)                                  £35

SCQF 7 (PDQB 5)                                   £70

SCQF 8 (PDQB 6)                                   £70


Students wanting to take SCQF Exams at the Winter School should book their examinations and pay the National Piping Centre direct.  Please click on the link below to complete the correct forms and indicate on the form that you are attending the Brüggen School 2020:  Info here

Account for seminar fees

The Piper Corner Shop

Account number:  043653

BLZ:  32050000

Sparkasse Krefeld

International payments:

IBAN:  DE51 3205 0000 0000 0436 53


It is our intention to offer students the best value for money with the finest professional instruction available worldwide, which in turn will help raise personal playing standards in mastering our national instrument in Europe and the rest of the world.

Heike and I look forward to welcoming you all at this very special and well established Winter School in Brüggen.

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