Doug Stronach is one of North America’s top pipe band players and educators. He is a World Junior Solo Snare Drum Champion, winner of the Scottish, British and European Championships, as well as top-six World Championship finishes with bands both in Scotland and Canada. He was the leading drummer of the Toronto Police and Peel Regional Police Pipe Bands with multiple Grade 1 North American Drum Corps Awards. He recently retired from competition with the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band from Vancouver, BC.
He has taught and played throughout the world including Canada, USA, South America, South Africa, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, France, Germany, Sicily and the UK and has authored five books on Pipe Band Drumming including North America’s best-selling beginner tutor book.
Doug is an accredited judge and holds the highest level of certificate in drumming from the combined Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, The Army School of Piping and Drumming, and the Institute of Piping, known collectively as the Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board. He is also a qualified assessor for the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association’s Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board.
Hugh Cameron has been a professional drumming instructor for over 40 years. He has taught throughout North America and has developed a thorough teaching method for drummers of all ages and abilities. He has over 20 years experience in grade one pipe bands as well as having won most solo drumming titles in Ontario including 3 consecutive Champion Supreme Awards for professional solo drumming. Hugh has achieved an Advanced Certificate in pipe band drumming from the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association. From 1974 to 1986, he was a student of the late Alex Duthart and later played under Alex Duthart’s son Drew with the Toronto Police Pipe Band. Hugh is a member of the Music Board for the Pipers and Pipe Band Society of Ontario and is a certified PPBSO Judge.