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.
Jenna Dennison – Head Instructor and School Pipe Major
Jenna Dennison began bagpiping in 2003 (learning from Iain MacLeod in the very early stages of the Montréal Piping & Drumming School) and joined the school’s staff as an instructor in 2006. In contrast to her classical piano background, the unique sound of the highland pipes and the social nature of the piping world had her hooked from the start. Read more..
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..
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..
Debbie Esplin – School Administrator
Debbie has been volunteering her time with the school helping with various events as well as contributing her valuable input to the school website and social media content.
David Inglis – Secretary
Dave began piping at age 40 with no musical experience. In a leap of faith, he began chanter lessons with then Pipe Major and founder of the Montréal Pipes and Drums, Jordon Anderson who also is a MPDS instructor. With three years of chanter lessons learning to read music and play basic tunes, Dave attributes Jordie’s exceptional teaching, attention to detail, confident and controlled finger notation and piping technique to develop his joy of piping. Read more..