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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.

The G.S. McLennan Experience - Part 1 (with Robert Mathieson)

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Today, we're not just going to learn a tune by the great G.S. McLennan, we're going to experience what his compositions are really all about. Don't miss out on this amazing hand-crafted content by the great Robert Mathieson.

The Bloody Fields of Flanders - Tune Experience (with Robert Mathieson)

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Today, we're not just going to learn the Bloody Fields of Flanders, we're going to experience what the tune is all about. Don't miss out on this amazing hand-crafted content by the great Robert Mathieson.

Battle of the Somme - Tune Experience (with Robert Mathieson)

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Today, we're not just going to learn the Battle of the Somme, we're going to experience what the tune is all about. Don't miss out on this amazing hand-crafted content by the great Robert Mathieson.

Jimmy Findlater - Part 4 (with Robert Mathieson)

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In this video Rob concludes our study of the classic 4/4 march Jimmy Findlater. We wrap up with a full performance of the tune.

Jimmy Findlater - Part 3 (with Robert Mathieson)

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In this video Rob continues with part 3 of this classic 4/4 march. This part is a tad more technically challenging - but nothing we can't handle with Rob at the helm!

Jimmy Findlater - Part 2 (with Robert Mathieson)

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In this video Rob continues with part 2 of this classic 4/4 march. Dive into the subtleties and nuances, and come out of this video a better player!

Desert Storm - Part 4 (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rob finishes up this classic tune, and then we play all the way through it (at pretty much full speed). What do you say - ready to wrap this one up?

Jimmy Findlater - Part 1 (with Robert Mathieson)

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This is a classic 4/4 march, and today it'll be taught by one of the great Pipe Majors of all time! After a brief history of the tune, Rob dives into the technical & artistic elements of the tune - tune in and play along!

Desert Storm - Part 3 (with Robert Mathieson)

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Are you ready for some birls? This part really turns up the heat, but also brings this tune to the higher level that it's known for. Let's dissect the ins and outs today with Rob.