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Johnny Rowe

Bass Drum


Caledonia, ON


Intermediate, Beginner




Band Instruction



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<li><p class="font_8">Certified PPBSO bass and tenor drumming judge.</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Professional solo bass drummer winning 4 Ontario Champion Supreme awards.</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Extensive Grade 1 band experience including Best Bass-section and 'World Championship Drum Corps' &nbsp;titles.</p></li>
<p class="font_8">Scope of practice:</p>
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<li><p class="font_8">Prefers to teach in person but can do online consultation.</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Lessons focus on technique, tuning, contest preparation, and score execution.</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Prefers to teach beginner or intermediate level students with some experience and basic knowledge of the rudiments.</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Offers ensemble workshops for grade 3, 4 and 5 bands.</p></li>


-Certified PPBSO Bass and Tenor drumming judge

- Professional bass drummer since 1991.

- Member of the 'Best Bass-section' and 'World Championship Drum Corps'  titles - 2007 with the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band

- PPBSO 'Champion Supreme' in solo open/professional bass drumming 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2021

-MacMillan United (online) Professional solo bass drumming champion 2021

- 'Shotts online' professional solo bass drumming champion 2020

- Member of numerous regional and North American titles ( band and Drum Corps)  with 'The Frasers' from 2004-2017

- 'Top-three' finish at the MHAF 'WinterStorm' professional solo bass contest - 2007

- N. American grade 2 Champion (including  best bass-section) with the Halifax Police Pipe Band (1992).

- Former 'Champion Supreme' in solo snare drumming in every amateur grade ( Atlantic Canadian Pipe Band Assoc.) and ( in the early 90's) a reg. prize winner in the open/professional grade.

- professional drum kit player offering studio session work, live sessions, and drumtech services through Caledonia Drum Studio.

Proven track record and success with :

- (Dowco) Triumph Street Pipe Band - (Vancouver, B.C.) (gr.1)

- 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band - (GTA - Ontario) (gr.1)

- 78th Highlanders(Halifax Citadel) Pipe Band (gr.1)

- Halifax Police Pipe Band - Halifax (gr.2 / gr.1)

- Dartmouth & District Pipe Band (gr.2)

- Dartmouth Boys Pipe & Drum Band (gr.4)

- Can offer in-person tutelage or instrument specific mentoring from home or can travel to the student ( if within reasonable distance).

*Basic knowledge of snare drum rudiments are required.

*Scores will not be written for the individual, but a student's existing scores may be tailored, if requested.

*Lessons focusing on technique, tuning, contest preparation, and score execution and general 'approach to the instrument' are the specialty, ideally for intermediate level or beginner with some experience.

- Can also offer ensemble advice for bands at a gr. 5-3 level.

- Online consultation can be arranged by request, but is not ideal.

* video critique can be offered, however.

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