Welcome!

Come study with the world's foremost piping and drumming instructors at the Ontario School of Piping & Drumming at St. Andrew's College. It's an unbeatable chance to improve your playing in an intensive one- or two-week program.

The school is held on the campus of St. Andrew's College in Aurora, Ontario, just north of Toronto, and features:

  • Beautiful, pastoral setting in a friendly small town
  • First-rate facilities, residences and food
  • World-class instruction in piping and drumming
  • Small classes and personal attention
  • Classes for all ages, from 8 to 88
  • Programs for all stages, beginner through expert
  • Stay on campus, or attend as a day student
  • Come for either of our one-week sessions, or stay for both


No matter who you are and how long you’ve been playing, our program can help you gain new knowledge and skills to enhance your love of Scottish music and have fun while you do!

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

OSPD 2013 Program

Week 1:
Sunday June 23 at 1:00 p.m. to Friday June 28 at noon (Boarders check in on Sunday June 23, or on Saturday June 22 by special arrangement)

Week 2:
Monday July 1 at 8:30 a.m. to Friday July 5 at 3:00 p.m. (Boarders check in on Sunday June 30)

New for 2013!

We are very pleased that Reagan Jones, our first-ever bass and tenor drumming instructor, will be returning again this year in Week 2. Please note that we need a minimum of 5 bass/tenor students to register by June 15 in order to run this program. If the minimum is not reached, the bass/tenor program will be cancelled and deposits refunded.

Our ever-popular instructors' recitals, followed by our student ceilidhs, will take place on the evenings of Thursday, June 27 and Thursday, July 4, starting at 7:00. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.

GAELIC IMMERSION PROGRAM
New this year, our pipers and drummers will be joined by a group of Gaelic immersion students, who will be sharing our campus and joining us for some joint activities. The combination of music and language studies should be enriching for everyone!
Click here for more info!