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About

The Story So Far

Sean Patrick Regan is a former amateur National and World Solo Piping Champion. Based in the United States, he is an Open (professional) Grade competitor and ended 2020 ranked 3rd in the EUSPBA.

 

An alumnus of Edinboro University, Sean graduated Summa Cum Laude and was the Outstanding Music Major of his class; by graduation, he had accepted his first position: for four years he served as Director of Music at Massanutten Military Academy, building a music department and Pipe Band that ultimately included 30% of the student body. Having established the new program, he returned to Pittsburgh to pursue a Master of Music in Bagpipe Performance at Carnegie Mellon University and teach for Edinboro.

 

He has earned terminal certificates in Piping Performance, Theory, and Teaching from the Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board, Scotland, as well as the Graduate Certificate accredited by the EUSPBA.

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Sean has competed as a piper in pipe bands of every grade level and as a snare and bass drummer in bands through Grade 3. In addition to holding the post of Pipe Band Director at Edinboro University (PASSHE), he also serves as the Program Coordinator and Pipe Band Instructor for the Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming. He is a member of the Scottish Nationality Room of the University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Saint Andrew's Society, and contributes regularly to their annual cultural events.

Sean teaches private students and bands locally, nationally, and online, and is an active innovator in the field of online instruction and performance. He performs regularly as a soloist and as a member of Grammy-nominated Celtic ensemble, The Rogues. He is featured on seven albums, and contributes periodically to The Voice, the quarterly publication of the EUSPBA, providing articles on bagpipe pedagogy and philosophy.