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Robert Mathieson

Robert Mathieson
Robert Mathieson was Pipe Major of the famous Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band from 1986 to 2010. During that time, he he led the band to 30 Major Competition Championships, including 5 world-titles. His renowned creativity, compositional prowess, and partnership with the great Jim Kilpatrick has earned him a repuation for being one of the world's foremost authorities on issues of ensemble, integration, and overall pipe band musical performance.

Robert Mathieson - Tuning 360 - Part 5 [Vintage]

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In this final class in the epic 5 part series Rob wraps up final questions and talks about the last components of putting together an immaculate sounding bagpipe. Check out the conclusion of this highly popular series!

Robert Mathieson - Tuning 360 Part 4 [Vintage]

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In this 4th troubleshooting class Rob looks at more techniques for manipulating reeds. He gets out several reeds and steps you through the process with excellent results to show!

Robert Mathieson - Tuning 360 Part 3 [Vintage]

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In part three of our very popular trouble shooting series, Rob speaks more about reed manipulation for chanter reeds and drone reed. Fully of plenty of instruction and also very practical questions this

Robert Mathieson - Pipe Band Leadership [Vintage]

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In this class, Rob takes us through some of the key considerations, goals, and pitfalls of running a successful pipe band - And yes, those strategies are the same across all grade levels, not just Grade 1

Robert Mathieson - Tuning 360 Part 2 [Vintage]

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Part two of our Tuning 360 has been another wildly successful class packed with tons of great questions, tips and follow up from last weeks class. Rob covers the need to know tuning and sound setup topics!

Robert Mathieson - Tuning 360 - Part 1 [Vintage]

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This wonderful class on tuning and troubleshooting sound issues start a little abruptly but get to the heart of tuning issues. Many of the most common issues are presented and answer suggested! A must see if you aren't 100% happy with your sound!

Killaloe (with Robert Mathieson)

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A classic Irish Regimental march, Killaloe (pronounced Killa - Loo) is a driving tune perfect for your next performance. It's also a living piece of history. Be sure to tune in for Rob's excellent presentation and to learn the tune!

Father John MacMillan of Barra (with Robert Mathieson)

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Learn the tail of a famous Father who said it was okay to plunder whiskey on the lord's day of rest! For more on this exciting story and fantastic tune be sure to check it out!

Irene Meldrums Welcome to Bon Accord (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rob Mathieson presents another fantastic tune with another rich history. We will learn the tune and discover the story with today's video!