June 26-29th, 2021

Reserve your spot

While the Rob McLintock California School of Piping and Drumming has been cancelled for this
year, some of the instructors are organizing a workshop for June 26-29 2021.

The workshop will be conducted via Zoom. Instructions/tutorials for signing onto Zoom will be sent at least a week prior to the workshop and help will be available.

The workshop is intended to safely give students an alternative to an in person environment.
The schedule will be less than our usual full days;

  • Classes would be from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM PDT (45 minutes per group of students,
    two groups of students per instructor), with a maximum of about 10 students per class.
  • Ninety minutes of electives starting at 1:00 PM PDT. The day would end about 2:30 PM
    PDT. A schedule will be sent to all students.
  • The first “elective” will be a panel discussion with the instructors on Friday, June 26 th to
    answer student’s questions. Based on the response, the instructors will decide to have
    individual topics for electives for Saturday and Sunday, or a panel discussion on those
  • Students who are interested in a dedicated Piobaireachd course should contact Sue
    Jacobi as soon as possible. Six to eight students will be required in order to proceed with
    the class.
  • A “massed band” will be held at the end of the day on chanters and pads.
  • An optional “Pub Night” will be held on Saturday. Time and details to be available to the

Students will be placed into classes that match their abilities.

  • To register, students need to contact Sue Jacobi; emails and cell numbers are needed to
    make sure that we can contact the student.
  • Those students who have attended the school and are known to the instructors can be
    placed without auditioning. If the student would like to audition, they may do so.
  • Those students who have never attended, or have not attended in years, will need to
    send in a recording or audition via Zoom or Skype. All recorded auditions need to be
    sent to Sue Jacobi. Zoom or Skype auditions will be scheduled per instructor’s available
  • Once registered, the student should send in a recording as soon as possible, so the
    instructors can have the students placed into the appropriate classes before the
    workshop begins. The end date for auditions will be Wednesday, June 24 th .
  • Music will be available before the start of the workshop.
    The cost for the workshop will be $275.00 per student.
  • The workshop will require a minimum of piping and drumming students to cover the
    instructors’ costs. If a minimum is not obtained, we will not be able to continue the
  • If the workshop is in demand, a maximum number of students will be necessary, so that
    the classes remain manageable. A waiting list will be generated.

Our instructors are: Aaron Shaw, Colin Armstrong, Robert Watt, Jamie Cuthill (piping
instructors) and Ed Best, drumming instructor. Craig Farley will be providing the support for the

Please contact Sue Jacobi, administrator at suejacobi@msn.com with any questions, and to
sign up for the workshop


View the schedule here

Click below to submit your payment. You will then be redirected to a mandatory registration form.

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