Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer scholarships? 
The CT Piping and Drumming Workshop exists under the auspices of the St. Andrews Society of CT, and they award scholarships each year. 
Can I attend the workshop for just one day? 
Yes, you can attend for Saturday or Sunday only. 
Help! I'm not sure which classes to take! 
If you're not sure which level of class is best, or which classes will be most beneficial for you, feel free to send an email ahead of time at, or ask one of the workshop organizers at the registration table. We are happy to help!
What should I bring to the workshop? 
Bring your drum pad/practice chanter, as well as your pipes/drum. You may also wish to bring a water bottle and something to take notes with. Classes will be held in various buildings on the island and will require walking outdoors between buildings, so you may also wish to bring an umbrella and dress in layers. Weather permitting, some class sessions may be held outdoors. 
What are the food options during the workshop? 
The Enders Island kitchen staff will be catering the event and can accommodate any special dietary needs. Let us know in advance when you register for the workshop. More details on the menu are forthcoming.  
Where do I park during the workshop? 
Enders Island has ample parking. When you first drive onto the island, there is a large gravel parking lot immediately to your left. 
Can I buy extra tickets to the instructor recital? 
Our space for the recital this year is more limited than in the past. While workshop registration will include a ticket to see the instructors play in person, we are hoping to livestream the Saturday night concert this year so anyone can watch from home!
What are the lodging options this year? 
Enders Island has a limited number of rooms on-site, single or double occupancy, which will be available on a first-come first-served basis. We will also reserve a block of rooms under the workshop at a nearby hotel. More information TBA.