Who is Mickey Stewart...

The Chit Chat Version: A mom and wife to pipers, teacher, drummer [just like you]..., extreme optimist, avid learner, creative, goofball, gratitude geek, part-time princess, pretend detective, sign seeker, time-traveller, billboard model, someone who is a lover of Christmas, irregular time-signatures and keep dog treats in every jacket pocket (I don’t have a dog). 

The "As Professional As I Get" Version:

  • Drumming experience: 42 years¬†
  • Course Creator:¬†Bodhr√°nExpert Platinum Membership - Level 1¬†&¬†Keepers Of the Rhythm (Level 2, 3 & 4)¬†with students from 40+ countries
  • My YouTube videos are watched in every country in the world (with¬†2.4+ Million¬†Views)
  • 13¬†Time #1 International Best-Selling Author
  • Coach¬†to world-class musicians and dancers (including 4x¬†Grammy Nominee)
  • TV and Film Artist
  • Former Bodhr√°n maker
  • In the mid-90‚Äės I moved to Scotland to¬†play snare¬†with the¬†Grade 1 Vale Of Atholl Pipe Band under¬†Five-Time World Drum Corps Champion¬†Jim King.¬†During that time I recorded the album ‚ÄėLive ‚ÄėN Well‚Äô with the Vale and performed throughout Scotland, England, Germany, Brittany, and the Czech Republic.
  • I teach a variety of percussion,¬†(pipe band snare, bass, tenor, drum kit and bodhr√°n)¬†at schools in Perthshire, Scotland.
  • Been¬†running the drum programme at¬†Ardvreck School¬†since 2002 and teach snare drum at Strathallan School
  • Ran the Pipe Band Drumming programme at¬†Morrison‚Äôs Academy¬†for fourteen years and taught bodhr√°n at the prestigious¬†Glenalmond College.
  • Bodhr√°n Instructor at the¬†Colaisde na G√†idhlig / The Gaelic College¬†in Cape Breton for over 25 years.
  • I have taught bodhr√°n to young, up and coming traditional musicians through the¬†Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama‚Äôs YouthWorks Program (now the Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland) and students of from ages 4 to 94 at summer programmes of the¬†PaciÔ¨Āc Institute Of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts¬†on Vancouver Island, Canada and at numerous music camps throughout the UK and North America.
  • I believe teaching is my superpower with thousands of drum students having been through my classroom.

Entrepreneur

How can someone go from being an exhausted musician and teacher and depleted soul to a passionate and inspirational leader in the field of music, making videos and internet marketing? 

Well, that’s exactly what I did and now I coach other musicians and creatives on how to share their talents with the world.

While getting the chance to teach drumming for a living was a dream come true for me, it got to the point that (because I was teaching so much) my voice was being strained to the max. and told I might need surgery.

These serious voice issues forced me to look at alternatives to teaching one on one and during my journey I discovered how to teach THOUSANDS of people at the same time, even while I slept.

My YouTube videos teaching the Celtic hand drum, the bodhrán, are watched in every single country in the world and have well over 2.4 MILLION views. My online course, BodhránExpert Platinum Membership - Level 1, is one of the first musical instrument online video tutorial courses of its kind that makes the student feel like I’m actually in the room with them, taking them by the hand through their learning journey.

Keepers Of The Rhythm - Level 2, 3 & 4 is an in-depth year-long programme for those ready to NOT JUST PLAY bodhrán, but being exceptionally good at it.

Check out my drum programs & free drum resources here

Where It Started

Born and raised in Little Bras d’Or, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada where she was immersed in Celtic music from a young age, Mickey’s passion has always been drumming.

Mickey’s drumming career started 42 years ago as a snare drummer with the Sprigs Of Heather Pipe Band.

She was selected to be part of the 1987 Canada Games Pipe Band and recorded her first album with them. 

At the age of sixteen she joined the Halifax Police Pipe Band (now the 78th Highlanders Halifax Citadel).

From the age of 16 to 18, until she moved to the big city for university, Mickey and her piping sister regularly made the 10-hour round trip from Cape Breton to Halifax for band practices.

In the mid-90‚Äės Mickey moved to Scotland to play snare with the Grade 1 Vale Of Atholl Pipe Band under five-time World Drum Corps Champion Jim King.

During that time she recorded the album ‚ÄėLive ‚ÄėN Well‚Äô with the Vale and performed throughout Scotland, England, Germany, Brittany, and the Czech Republic.

Over the years Mickey and her piping husband, Mark, have performed on many big stages together, including Celtic Colours International Festival, and with some of the best Trad musicians in the world. 

Drumming YouTube Channel

Coach Mickey

Most widely recognised for my drumming videos, I am also the force behind teaching people how to reach their global audience, speak from their core (authentic self) and how to clone themselves through video.

This isn’t just information I’ve read or learned about. I’ve actually DONE what I teach.

I have invested tens of thousands of dollars learning from the best mentors in internet marketing, video making, mindset and Leadership.

This wealth of experience, infectious energy and enthusiasm,  passion for helping others and teaching super-power has made me a teacher of teachers. 

Some of my clients include world-class musicians and dancers, including a 4 Time Grammy Nominee.

If you'd like to work with me send an email to [email protected] to set up a  free 15 minute consultation. 

13 Time #1  Interneational Best-Selling Author

Writing is another one of my passions. 

The¬†first book¬†I¬†co-authored was the #1 International Best-Seller¬†‚ÄėHot Mama In High Heels - Daily Tips To Rock Your World As A Woman'.

In 2021 I signed a two-year publishing deal, along with 13 Top Celebrity Authors, and 33+ Co-Authors in a NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE Book series on the 13 Steps to Riches honoring Napoleon Hill's work from his classic in 1937 in Think and Grow Rich.

Some of my co-authos were Denis Waitley, John Assaraf, Marie Diamond, and  Loral Langemeier from 'The Secret' as well as Sharon Lechter, Erik Swanson, Dan Clark, Doria Cordova, Jim Cathcart, Alec Stern, Glenn Lundy, Steve Sims and Kevin Harrington, with Forewords by Sharon Lechter and Don Green!

Buy My Books Here

TV & Film Artist

Another part of my life is working as a Supportive Artist in TV and films.

You might catch me (and my red wig) travelling back in time in the famous book series turned TV show featuring a handsome red-haired Highlander, in a Netflix movie wearing a tiara or on the big screen in the cinema in a $375+ Million blockbuster.

Family Life

I live in the picturesque town of Crieff in Perthshire, Scotland with my husband of twenty-seven years, Scottish musician and composer, Mark Stewart, along with our ninteen-year-old son, Cameron.

Land Of The Castles

I’ve always dreamed of living in the land of castles and now I can actually see one from my window.

This photo of Drummond Castle was taken from our 3rd floor music room. I admit, I had to use a bit of zoom, but here’s a video clip showing a closer view of Drummond Castle and its stunning gardens (also used in Outlander Season 2).