Education and Advancement in the discipline of Piping is afforded through the Australian Pipe Band College certificates as outlined below.
Certification in Drumming for Snare, Bass & Tenor is available at the levels of Preliminary, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced. These are designed as the formal playing qualifications of the Australian Pipe Band College and are aimed at musicians looking to further themselves with respect to this discipline.
Further, the Teaching Diploma syllabus is the formal teaching qualification of the Australian Pipe Band College. It is aimed at those musicians who are qualified in music at either Intermediate or Advanced level and who wish to develop skills and knowledge in basic teaching methodologies.
Having played continuously since 1980 Dean Hall has performed as the lead drummer of six bands accross Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom & Germany in addition to composing over 1000 pieces of drumming material.