Welcome to My Website
My name is Ted McKnight, and I am a professional teacher of Scottish snare drumming. I am the Chief Percussion Instructor for the Portland Metro Youth Pipe Band, based out of Portland, Oregon - one of the foremost youth bands in the United States. I created this site in order to bring a structured approach to learning one of the most technically challenging forms of percussion - the Scottish snare drum.
In addition to my instruction of the Portland Metro Youth Pipe Band, I offer private lessons to individuals and groups, as well as music writing services. Please feel free to browse around my site and get to know a bit more about myself and what I offer.
This site was created as a useful resource for pipe band drummers near and far to access affordable lessons, anytime. The idea is to make the learning process as streamlined as possible, and provide you with methods that will help you grow as a musician.
Snare Drumming Lessons
A Straight-Forward Approach
My instruction methods are proven effective, and guarantee to improve your playing abilities. As you learn, there will be challenges to overcome. My methods are designed to efficiently and effectively isolate and overcome issues with your technique and/or execution.