Drumming

Exam Excellence Programme for Pipe Band Drummers
Exam material can be extensive and daunting to both teacher and student, with 'real' teaching time often limited.

Goal specific teaching material can be difficult to locate in one complete, easy to use resource...

Until Now!
Elixir Piping and Drumming presents a series of goal specific, easy learning, step by step task books, designed to prepare students for:
  • The Drummer's Launch Pad
  • SCQF Levels 4, 5, and 6
  • PDQB Tutor Certificate
  • PDQB Teacher Certificate
Designed for teacher and student, these books provide set goals, a road map for instruction, an incentive to practice, and a means by which to monitor progress.

Great tools for both teacher and student
Excellence for Everyone

The Drummer's Launch Pad

Learning to play the drum as a member of a team in a pipe band is an amazing journey with learning outcomes and experiences that go far beyond musical performance. 

The Drummers Launch Pad is the first step of this amazing journey for the complete beginner, teaching project, or ambitious pipe band that requires a grass roots training programme and feeder system if it is to achieve long term, sustainable success. 

Designed for teacher and student, this book provides set goals, a road map for instruction, an incentive to practice and a means by which to monitor progress. 

A great tool for teacher, student and band.

Study Unit 2: Exam Excellence Programme

Summary Level: SCQF Level 4
(Beginner)
  • Technique
  • Monotone rhythms
  • Sight reading
  • 1 simple time march
  • 1 compound time march
  • Fundamental theory
  • Instrument care and maintenance

Study Unit 3: Exam Excellence Programme

Summary Level: SCQF Level 5
(Intermediate)
  • Technique
  • Monotone rhythms
  • Sight reading
  • Slow air
  • Beginner march, strathspey and reel
  • Fundamental theory
  • Instrument care and maintenance

Study Unit 4: Exam Excellence Programme

Summary Level: SCQF Level 6
(Higher Intermediate)
  • Technique
  • Monotone rhythms
  • Sight reading
  • Slow air
  • Beginner march, strathspey and reel
  • Compound time march
  • Theory
  • Instrument care and maintenance

Teaching Unit 1: Exam Excellence Programme

Level Summary: PDQB Tutor Certificate
(Advanced)
  • Principles of Teaching
  • Techniques of Teaching
  • Plan, Prepare, Perform
  • Lesson Diary
  • Workshop Notes
This is a universally recognised basic teaching qualification.

*It is recommended to use this book in tandem with Lesson Diary for Teaching Unit 1, however this is not essential.

Lesson Diary for Teaching Unit 1: 
Exam Excellence Programme

Level Summary: PDQB Tutor Certificate
(Advanced)

This lesson diary accompanies "Teaching Unit 1" and should be completed and submitted as part of the assessment for the PDQB Teacher Certificate.

This is a universally recognised basic teaching qualification.

Teaching Unit 2: Exam Excellence Programme

Level Summary: PDQB Teacher Certificate
(Professional)
  • Principles of Teaching
  • Techniques of Teaching
  • Lesson Planning
  • Lesson Diary
  • Workshop Notes

This is a universally recognised teaching qualification.

*It is recommended to use this book in tandem with Lesson Diary for Teaching Unit 2, however this is not essential.

Lesson Diary for Teaching Unit 2: 
Exam Excellence Programme

Level Summary: PDQB Teacher Certificate
(Professional)

This lesson diary accompanies "Teaching Unit 2" and should be completed and submitted as part of the assessment for the PDQB Teacher Certificate.

This is a universally recognised teaching qualification.
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