The Ocean Park School of Piping & Drumming is an exciting new week long school for pipers and drummers of all ages and skills.  Set at the beautiful and rustic Long Beach peninsula in Ocean Park, Washington, the surroundings are idyllic and the finest tuition will highlight everyone’s musical experience.

Our location is at the Ocean Park Retreat Center, 80 acres of evergreen forest, sand dunes and ocean beach. Seattle, Tacoma, and Portland are 2 – 4 hours away.

The school will run from noon on Sunday, July 3, 2016 through to noon on Friday, July 8, 2016.  The Skagit Valley Games follow on July 9th, 2016 at Mt. Vernon, Washington.

The musical program will be headed by our Chief Instructor from Dunblane, Scotland, well known and admired throughout Scotland and the Pacific Northwest.  Piping and drumming classes with run throughout the week with dedicated instructors for each class.  Pipers will also receive regular tuition from our Chief Instructor.  Full time classes will run throughout the day.  There are also workshops, mini pipe band practices, and music sessions in the evenings, to complement the students’ hard work and the instruction received during the day classes.

All facets of piping and drumming will be on the course agenda, including musical fundamentals, instrument maintenance, pipe band skills, and most importantly, having fun playing our great music.

See our “Enrollment”, “Accommodation” “Instructors” and “News” for full details.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Mark Your Calendars! Sunday, July 3 to Friday July 8, 2016 


With the cancellation of the 2014 school at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, the Pacific Northwest lost an iconic and valuable fixture of our music scene. To help fill the void and provide for the need, a new piping and drumming school has arisen, to be held at Ocean Park, Washington. Set your calendars for the new … Continue reading

Amateur Piobaireachd Competition

We are planning an amateur Piobaireachd competition for the students at the Ocean Park school.  We expect this to be a highlight of the week’s hard work and dedication to the “ceol mor,” and we look forward to having this a part of our program.  More details to follow.

Jig / Hornpipe & Costume Contest tradition continues

“Jig/Hornpipe Contest”.  Everyone who has ever attended the famous “Fort Ground” jig/hornpipe contest will appreciate the fun and fond memories of a good social night of piping and drumming and goofy costumes.  Stay tuned.  Something is going to happen.

Scholarships from Couer d’Alene to be honored

“Scholarships”. The former Coeur d’Alene school for decades has been the iconic school of piping and drumming in the Pacific Northwest (unfortunately cancelled for 2014).  We are pleased to announce that in recognition of the invaluable contribution of the former Coeur d’Alene school, Ocean Park will be honouring all tuition scholarships presented to students of … Continue reading