Rob McLintock California School of Piping and Drumming Workshop

The Rob McLintock California School of Piping and Drumming is the longest, continuously running school in the US, celebrating its’ 50th year. Started by Seumas MacNeill, the founder of the College of Piping, the school has seen several reiterations in locations and names. It has always followed a tradition of small classes with a primary instructor, geared to the student’s abilities. The school is experienced in the conduction of small classes with demonstration, feedback and active student participation.

The school, while unable to meet in person this year, will conduct a four day workshop from June 26th to June 29th. The workshop will be conducted via Zoom. Any student who needs assistance with the platform can receive instruction before the workshop. Please notify Sue Jacobi ( if you need assistance.

The instructors for this workshop will be Aaron Shaw, Colin Armstrong, and Robert Watt for piping and Ed Best for drumming.

The workshop is intended to safely give students an alternative to an in person environment.

  • Classes will start with a morning meeting. A schedule will be sent to all registrants, as well as on request from interested student for the classes and after workshop activities, such as Pub Night.
  • There will be a panel discussion with the instructors on Saturday, June 26th to answer student’s questions. Based on the responses, the instructors will decide to have individual topics for electives for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for a one hour elective.
  • 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. Students would need to be knowledgeable in the ground and first variation.
  • Most 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 workshop.
  • 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.

To register for the workshop:

Payment for the workshop, if the registrant did not do so at the time of registration:

  • Use the link to register as it takes you to the page with the PayPal button.
  • Registrants will need to ensure that payment is made before the workshop begins.
  • Please contact Cherie McGruer ( with any payment questions.