After years of searching for a better way to serve our drumming friends,
The Pipers Hut couldn't be more excited to announce a new partnership with Snare drumming expert, Tom Foote.
Tom started learning pipe band drumming from his grandfather (Joseph Bevington) at the age of eight. He was taught by Jimmy Agnew of St. Catherine’s, Ont., Canada, and at that same time learning classical percussion through his local school district. With Jimmy's example of strict study habits and rudimental play, Tom advanced to Open grade status in short order.
He has received PPBSO Champion Supreme Honors through all grade levels during his individual and band career. He played briefly with "The Clan McFarlane" (1980) and then joined the 78th Fraser’s (1982-1986) while Reid Maxwell was lead-tip. After a brief hiatus Tom began to instruct local bands in Upstate NY, and now teaches many bands and individuals across North America both in person and via web based lessons. He has played for the Toronto Metro Police Band with Drew Duthart in the early 90’s, and then with Peel Regional Police (2001-2004) and with the innovative Toronto Police Pipe Band with LD Doug Stronach. Of recent, Tom has concentrated on helping develop youth talent in the Buffalo, NY area.
Tom is a certified snare drumming adjudicator with EUSPBA and PPBSO and holds the highest level of certificate in drumming from the combined Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, The Army School of Piping and Drumming and the Institute of Piping, known collectively as the Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board.
Tom is also working on a few exciting new drumming accessories!
Look for those announcements coming soon.
Tom is available for:
Individual or group lessons in person or online
Band or small group workshops
And, we imagine you'll be seeing Tom Foote Drumming and The Pipers Hut on the road together before long!
Visit his website to learn more: