A new piping examination syllabus devised by Principal Robert Wallace is now available to all students. Click NEPADA Piping Exam Syllabus to download and peruse at your leisure. There is also a new snare drumming syllabus devised by our regular instructor Tommy Johnston. Check it out here: NEPADA Drumming Exam Syllabus.
There are 17 grades all with small incremental progressions. These have been deliberately tailored so that more students than ever can match their ability to a particular grade. The exams are not compulsory at camp and they are free to all students who attend. They can be taken outwith camp week via Skype or Facetime and for this there would be a small charge. On successful completion each student receives the appropriate certificate.
For the piobaireachd student there is also a series of examinations all designed to reflect gradual progress in the ‘big’ music. There are 12 grades here. Click here, download the syllabus and scroll down to get the details. All exams are based on the three world beating tutors by the Principal:
You can buy these books at a very reasonable price. Click here then quote this code at checkout to get the $8 NEPADA discount: 6ZC5MPG94M9R
Robert Wallace is a registered assessor for the Piping & Drumming Qualifications Board and conducts these examinations on behalf of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association. He was for 15 years the Principal of the College of Piping in Glasgow (1999 -2014) and is recognised as a world expert on the bagpipe and its music.