The piping and drumming school was started in 1970 by John MacFadyen of Glasgow, Scotland, and Pipe Major Sandy Jones and offers instruction to all levels of players, beginner to advanced. The school is located at The Valle Crucis Conference Center in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
The mission of the Valle Crucis Conference Center is hospitality, which is evident in the friendly environment. Housing is dormitory-style in rustic, historic buildings. Three hearty meals are served daily and there is ample room on the Center's grounds to practice your instruments, immerse yourself in piping and drumming for the week, socialize, and enjoy the surrounding mountains.