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Good morning all,

Been a while since I have interacted with this page.

Our detachment is in the process of building again. I am looking for people that are interested in learning either the pipes or drums and looking to build the band with young enthusiastic members. It has been a while since we have had a band that we can put on display so if you know of anyone or can share this, we are lookong for players and non players between the ages of 12 - 18 for cadets and also open for adult volunteers of same description, any level of playing ability welcome. All instruction is provided for free and you can get professional qualification through the SQA for free also.

We parade on a Monday night at Strathmore Avenue Marine Reserve centre. 7pm to 9pm.

Pop along for an informal chat if you like or feel free to message and I will get back to you.

SMI Reed

Photos from AlbaRhythm's post 23/01/2022

The other day, Luanna and I decided to take a wee stroll through Edinburgh and explore some sights that we haven't really seen before.

Given that I was brought up just outside Edinburgh, it's quite a shame that I haven't explored the city as much as I would like.

Still, we walked around town and found some photography hotspots which look up to the castle. Perhaps I can go back to get a more detailed picture.

Does anyone else do that? Take pics with the full intention of going back later to get some more?


OK. I've finally caved.

I didn't plan on releasing an eBook as it's far too easy to share it around. However, for a number of reasons, I haven't been taking the reigns (so to speak) and finishing the books that I've had in the pipeline for ages.

Therefore, it's only fair to you guys that I provide something for you since you have been following me for a while.

I have limited the amount of books available to 20. Those 20 people will only pay Β£9.99. Once those 20 are gone, I'll put a limited amount up for Β£12.99.



Photos from AlbaRhythm's post 06/01/2022

Over the holidays, I was lucky enough to be visited by Kevin Lehman all the way from Colorado, USA!
Kevin is a fantastic drummer, educator and fellow ambassador of Duallist Drums Pedals (as well as some other awesome brands).

As well as this, over the lockdown period(s), Kevin created the Wilcoxon Rudimental Challenge where drummers from all over the world performed their take on the Wilcoxon pieces.

His better half, Michele Naes Lehman is a keen photographer and so after we toured some castles and hung out lots, what better to do than to visit some of Edinburgh’s most scenic views!?

Here are some of the resulting pictures from their last day in Edinburgh. Hopefully we'll see you guys again soon!


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ABOUT US | AlbaRhythm 17/12/2021

Little Known Fact! πŸ‘‡

One of the factors that went into choosing our company name is that Alba (Pronounced Alapah), is the Gaelic word for Scotland).

Find out more about our story here: πŸ‘ˆ πŸ‘€

ABOUT US | AlbaRhythm AlbaRhythm is about giving learners and instructors of pipe band drumming, the opportunity to work from a comprehensive and structured syllabus.Β  The syllabus contains what I believe to be the 'building blocks' of pipe band drumming and offers several tools and methods of delivering the information...

Level 2 Music Theory - Worksheets Pack | AlbaRhythm 16/12/2021

I am now happy to announce that we have a fully comprehensive music theory package available. πŸ‘ˆ

Confirm everything you have learned with this structured learning music theory package.


4 Counting Exercises Pages πŸ‘ˆ
Types of Tune: Slow/Quick March πŸ‘ˆ
Music Reading/Writing Exercises πŸ‘ˆ
Identifying Rudiments in Music πŸ‘ˆ
- Unison πŸ‘ˆ
- Dynamics πŸ‘ˆ

Download the printable PDF worksheets and fill them in once you have watched the relevant videos on the Music Theory page.

Currently 50% OFF!

Level 2 Music Theory - Worksheets Pack | AlbaRhythm I am now happy to announce that we have a fully comprehensive music theory package available.Confirm everything you have learned with this structured learning music theory package.BONUS: 4 Counting Exercises Pages Types of Tune: Slow/Quick March Music Reading/Writing Exercises Identifying Rudiments....


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The Friends of Pilrig Park School are looking to engage a Piping Tutor to teach 10 pupils on a Tuesday morning at Pilrig Park School in central Edinburgh, from January 2022.

Β£25 per hour. Funding secured to the end of the school year; The Friends of Pilrig Park School committee is seeking more funding to continue into the 2022/23 school year.

Pilrig Park School supports pupils with significant additional needs, so experience of teaching pupils with additional needs is desirable, and a teaching approach that seeks to build confidence, and draw out musical abilities with patience and creativity is essential. Enhanced Disclosure is required. If you are interested, please send your CV to [email protected]

For reasons unknown, pupils in special schools tend not to receive the free instrument-learning services provided by Councils to mainstream schools, yet music can be more important than ever to these young people. If you are interested in a conversation around how to widen traditional music opportunities for pupils at special schools, and creating an inclusive schools band, please get in touch.


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MUSIC THEORY | AlbaRhythm 13/12/2021

It's strange to think how much things have changed in our industry. Only 2 years ago everything went digital!

If you want the latest and greatest, then we would recommend this:

Simply watch these videos: πŸ‘ˆ

Then fill in these worksheets:

MUSIC THEORY | AlbaRhythm We believe that music theory is just as important as practical exercises and should be practiced regularly to maintain and develop your understanding.


At AlbaRhythm we believe the best marketing is to show the results of what we do.

Here is a great example from David Murray, Ex-Drum Major of the Black Watch and current RSMI of the Army Cadet Force Pipes and Drums. πŸ‘


Regretfully we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the 2022 Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships to 2023. It was not a decision taken lightly and one that involved a number of considerations which are outlined here, for your interest.

We very much look forward to your company at the next Championships on Sunday 12 March 2023.


Couldn't forget about the drum major


Happy St Andrews day to all Scots all over the world.

This is something that I think we should make more of an effort to promote as it highlights all the best things that this country has to offer. What do you think?


I'm looking forward to catching up with all of the instructors in the ACF this weekend.

The battalions are always looking for instructors. It's a great way to gain experience in a fast paced environment whilst providing a ton of fantastic opportunities for cadets.

It's definitely worth looking into. πŸ‘Œ

Did you know that we provide training for the adult staff who teach the cadet pipers and drummers in their local detachments too?

This weekend, the National pipes and drums training team are hosting the battalion instructors and support staff. Here, they will be providing training on all aspects of piping and drumming, safeguarding, public relations, administration and much more.

Staff, as well as cadets, can gain many internationally recognised qualifications such as ACF/Military awards as well as the PDQB syllabus.


Think you have what it takes?

Find your local detachment here:

Cadets I Adult Volunteers I Support Staff I Commissioned Officers




Remembrance Day 2021.

From now, until 11/11/21 all proceeds from the purchase of books and digital materials will be donated to the Royal British Legion, Scotland.



Lots happening in the background here at AlbaRhythm HQ!

Photos from Aberdeen UOTC Drums and Pipes's post 21/09/2021
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Ross is a very talented craftsman and takes pride in his work. Check out this write up!

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Photos from Lone Star Piper's post 20/06/2021

Seriously, check this out!!

Alba Rhythm Graeme Peters 24/04/2021

**WIN 3 books and a live lesson**

To help spread the word about AlbaRhythm, I am offering a copy of each of the three books as well as a live 1 hour lesson (via zoom).

All you have to do is:

● LIKE this video
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● LIKE this page - AlbaRhythm
● TAG your friends. The more you tag, the more entries you get.

The winner will be selected at random on the 7th of May.

Also, Many thanks to Rab at The Big Rab Show for doing the interview. Don't forget to follow his page for an absolute ton of top quality pipe band related content.

Alba Rhythm Graeme Peters Check out our interview with Graeme Peters from the drum tuition website, Alba Rhythm


Our tenor instructor, created this one-off showpiece!

Get in touch if you would like tenor lessons.

Photos from PLHS Pipe Band's post 25/03/2021

We're proud to be supporting the East Lothian schools piping and drumming competition.

I grew up in East Lothian and at the time, though there were bands to play in, piping and drumming tuition in schools wasn't widely available.

I'm happy to see that this is now changing for the better. The school I attended, Preston Lodge High School (and feeder schools) piping and drumming project is well under way and now East Lothian council have taken instructors on board to deliver top quality instruction in the wider area.

Good luck to all competitors in the competition and I look forward to seeing how these projects develop in the future!

HOME | AlbaRhythm 17/03/2021

Our website has had a makeover!!

Now that I have a new computer, I'm able to actually record some of the videos I've been promising for years!

Also, you'll now find the first level 2 videos on the website as well as some new, cool stuff like:

β—‹ Drum score library
β—‹ Music theory worksheets

Keep your eyes peeled as you'll see them developing over the next few weeks!

HOME | AlbaRhythm We are currently working on publishing a book on each of the 8 levels which contain what I call the 'Building Blocks' of pipe band drumming.Β 


Another cracking review from a happy customer πŸ‘.

Davie is a good pal of mine and a great instructor, so it's great to hear such positive feedback!

Hopefully his pupils/cadets get something out of the books!

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