Professional Bagpipe Tuition
Lynda has been teaching the bagpipes and leading Pipe Bands for over 20 years. An accomplished soloist and band player, Lynda has won numerous solo and band prizes across North America and Scotland. In 2000, Lynda joined the faculty at The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada in Prince Edward Island where she taught piping full-time, led pipe bands and performed for just over five years. Following her time in PEI, Lynda took on the role as Pipe Sergeant of the Grade One Peel Regional Police Pipe Band for three years and as a player with the band for nine years. Currently, Lynda is teaching privately and is an accredited PPBSO Adjudicator based out of Hamilton, Ontario.
Angela Mackay has been piping for over 30 years in both pipe bands and solo competition and has been teaching for over 20 years. Angela has competed with pipe bands at every level and has spent many years as one of North America’s top amateur soloists before stepping away from competition to start a family. During Angela’s competitive career, she won Ontario Champion Supreme titles in every grade and numerous Piper of the Day honours as well as awards in international competition.
Andrew has been piping in pipe bands and solo competition for 20 years moving through the solo amateur grades with numerous awards in each grade level. Andrew's solo amateur career ended in 2013 when he won the Nicol-Brown Chalice and piper of the day in Maxville as one of North America's top amateur pipers. Andrew has since moved to the professional grade. In pipe bands, Andrew has played in almost every grade of competition and has, at times, led pipe bands onto the field.
Professional Snare Drumming Tuition
Private instruction is available with Mitchell Mackay Jr. Mitchell was taught by Doug Stronach and has played in the Grade 1 Peel Regional Police Pipe Band. Mitchell has also played with the Grade 1 Toronto Police Pipe Band.
Professional Tenor Drumming Tuition
Private instruction is available with Devon Mackay out or Guelph. Devon is a professional tenor drummer and has played with Peel Regional Police Pipe Band and previously played with Toronto Police Grade 1. She has won both the Novice and Intermediate Rhythm Tenor competitions at Winter Storm, and won the Intermediate Rhythm Tenor Champion Supreme from the PPBSO in 2010.
Bagpipe Repair, Restoration or Maintenance
Please contact us for a quote for bagpipe repair or restoration, pipe bags tied in and professionally set up. Bagpipe rent to own plan also available, call for details.
Need a piper or drummer for a special event?
Contact Ben Bhraggie House Ltd. to arrange for a piper, drummer or pipe band for your special event.