We intend the annual SWSPDA Summer School to be the highlight of the piping year for everyone who attends. It is an opportunity for young musicians to make a leap forward in the quality of their playing. They will spend an intensive week with some of the best tutors in Scotland and should be prepared for some hard work. However the social aspect of the Summer School is important too. This is a gathering of the region’s most enthusiastic young pipers and drummers and their shared interest provides a context in which friendships are easily made.
Our Summer School is for one week from the Sunday 9th July to Friday 14th July 2017. We try to avoid a clash with the end of term for local schools. For the specific dates please see the Events page.
SWSPDA aims to assist all those in Dumfries & Galloway who wish to improve their piping and drumming - whatever their financial circumstances. The Summer School is heavily subsidised but a contribution towards the cost is sought from attendees. However full cost bursaries are available for those who are in financial hardship. Please use the ‘contact’ page to request an additional form which may be submitted with the Summer School application.