Eric Marchand – Director
Eric Marchand began as a piping student under Iain McLeod back in 2008, and is still learning! Eric began serving as an administrator for the school in 2013, and over the years has developed a solid experience in the maintenance and tuning of Bagpipes and is always happy to help a student with his/her instrument.
Katie Rose – Administrator
Katie Rose was born into a musical family and started studying classical flute at age 10. Two years later, when presented the chance to join a youth bagpipe band in her native Massachusetts, USA, she jumped at the opportunity. A few years later, Katie would be leading the band, the Colonial Pipers of Boston, as pipe major. Read more..
Nicole Blais – Web Manager
Nicole joined the Montreal Piping and Drumming School in 2016. She has been involved in graphic design and building/managing websites for over 17 years and volunteers her time to the school managing the mpds.ca website.
Jordon Anderson – Piping Instructor
Jordon learned bagpipes from James Dobbie as an 8 year old and first performed in public as a soloist at 10 years of age. He joined the Pierrefonds Pipes and Drums then later the Black Watch Cadets before taking a full time summer job playing bagpipes for tourists as part of the 78th Fraser Highlanders at the Old Fort on Saint Helen’s Island in 1982. Read more..
Lochie Bisaillion – Piping Instructor
Lochie started playing in 1976 at the age of 12 under the tutelage of Pipe Major Morag Jamieson of the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band in Ottawa. As a Major in the 2870 Ottawa Service Battalion Cadet Corps, Lochie had the unique opportunity in 1982 to travel to Edinburgh, Scotland to participate in a program offered under the auspices of the Pipe Majors’ Course given by Capt. John Allan of the Army School of Bagpipe Music. Read more…
Madeleine King – Piping Instructor
Madeleine has been playing music since she could reach the keys at the piano. At age 11, she started learning formally – first taking private lessons on violin. She was accepted into the music program at Canterbury High School in Ottawa, Canada, where she continued to study violin and upright bass. Her minor degree in music at McGill University has provided her with a firm foundation in music theory and allowed her to advance quickly in a short time on the bagpipes. Read More..
Hal McLevy – Drumming Instructor
Harold (Hal) McLevy is the drumming instructor at the Montreal Piping and Drumming School. A mainstay of the Montreal Highland music community, Hal has been playing bass, flourish tenor, and snare drums with Montreal area Highland pipe bands for the past 48 years! Read more..