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Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board Examinations

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

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