Ed Best is a professional educator with over 40 years of successful pipe band experience and has a bachelor’s degree in music education. He has held many band and solo titles in all grades including North American Champion, East Coast Champion Supreme, Ontario Champion Supreme, West Coast Champion of Champions, and Canadian Champion. Ed also spent 10 years as a School Music Teacher in all grades from Elementary through the University level. Ed has competed in, and placed at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland in many grades up to and including Grade I. Ed is active as an adjudicator at Highland Games throughout the United States. He is an “A” panel drumming and ensemble judge in the WUSPBA and a drumming judge in the EUSPBA. He has served on both the Music Board and Executive committees of WUSPBA. Ed is a regular instructor for individuals, bands and schools across the country. He provides instruction in person or via Zoom and also helps with music composition, arranging, and band ensemble. His individual students and bands regularly appear in the prize lists at highland games across the country. Ed is also the head drum instructor for the drumming program at the renowned Piper’s Dojo online school.