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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.

Various Competitions Tunes - Live Class (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rab reviews three tunes with different students: The Brown Haired Maid (reel), Hugh Kennedy (2/4 march) and 79ths Farewell to Gilbraltar (2/4 march). Come on in and see what other Dojo students are working on!  

Campbeltown Kiltie Ball - Live Class (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rab gets excited talking about strathspeys. Come on in and get a spirited lesson on this classic tune!  

MacKenzie Highlanders - Live Class (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rob finishes off his earlier lesson with the Haughs of Cromdale and then starts in to another 2/4 March called the MacKenzie Highlanders. These are a couple tunes the Dojo will be focusing on for the Dojo Cruise so come on in and see what we are up to!  

The Haughs of Cromdale - Live Class (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rab teaches the 2/4 March "The Haughs of Cromdale", which is based on but a little different than the song of the same name. Join us to find out more about it and how to play the tune!  

Donald McKillop - Live Class (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rab takes you through a great finger workout of a jig called Donald McKillop. Stretch the fingers as this one is a burner! Enjoy!  

The Botanist - Live Class (with Robert Mathieson)

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In this live class Rob talks about the jig The Botanist.

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