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Eric Ouellette

Eric Ouellette
Eric has been competing internationally at the professional level since age 16. A brief list of accomplishments include: first place in piobaireachd at both the George Sherriff invitational in Ontario (2003) and the Nicol Brown invitational (2004), 3rd in the MacGregor Memorial in Oban (2005), 3rd in the US silver medal at Kansas City (2006), 1st in the B piobaireachd at Perth (2013 and 2014), 1st in the open marches at Perth (2013), 1st in the B strathspey and reel at Oban (2014), and countless other domestic prizes and aggregates, along with an appearance with the Oran Mor Pipe Band in the Grade 1 final at the Worlds (2011), and a first place showing with the Stuart Highlanders in grade 1 at Perth (2014).

Highland Cathedral [Vintage]

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In this class, we go over highland cathedral, a classic slow air that is perfect for your wedding repertoire!

Tug Argan Gap - Repertoire Expansion [Vintage]

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In this class we cover a fantastic and simple 6/8 march, Tug Argan Gap. As usual, Eric delves into exactly what goes into producing stellar 6/8 musicality, and this tune will serve as an excellent tool to work through some of those ideas.

Eric Ouellette - Loch Ness Monster [Vintage]

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In this class we cover the loch ness monster, a fairly simple jig, talking about numerous expression and technique points throughout.

Lady MacKenzie of Fairburn - Repertoire Expansion [Vintage]

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In this class, we talk about building up a musical strathspey with all of our rhythmic (ALAP/ASAP) and phrasing (pulsing) tools in a fairly simple 2 part strathspey.

Gur Milis Mhorag [Vintage]

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In this class, we cover a nice slow march, Gur Milis Mhorag, looking at rhythm and technique in compound time and using the opportunity of a nice slow tune to really work these skills.

Deer Forest [Vintage]

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In this class, we cover Deer Forest, a beautiful slow air. We talk about some of the musical liberties that one might consider taking in a tune like this, why you might make such decisions, and how to arrive at a musical and smart rendition of the tune.

My Home Town [Vintage]

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In this class we cover another greaet tune by john maclellan of dunoon, My Home Town. tune in for some tips on rhythm and articulation.

Nell Flaherty's Drake [Vintage]

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In this class, we go through the nitty gritty details of exactly how to understand and produce good 6/8 rhythm using this simple tune.

Crags of Tumbledown Mountain [Vintage]

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In this class, we go over Crags of Tumbledown Mountain, a classic 4/4 where we can really practice playing to the foot and clearly placing and articulating our embellishments.