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“I just wanted to take the time to thank you. I know you get paid and this is your job, but it’s been a long time since I’ve been really excited about something and I see myself getting a little better than the previous day. Especially in times like this, playing my chanter is one of the best parts of my day and I look forward to it. Anyway, thank you. We would all be a lot better if there were more understanding and patient people like yourself in the world and I just want to thank you for what you do and for putting up with me sometime.”
” I’m so glad you spent time teaching me how to clean, maintain and troubleshoot ….I have been at a cemetery awaiting the funeral party warming up in the cold wind … Pipes great when tuned just before I left home …. then whipped ‘em out and …. Oh my… Horrible.. . What saved the day was your voice in my head… telling me to calm down and troubleshoot the issues …. You’re the best …. Really appreciate the invite to the [Facebook] group, I feel like it was a God Wink for me to pick em back up and do something for me …. God Bless you Gary Guth …. Most Awesome Instructor Ever ”
“I didn’t expect such a positive and motivating experience, and I am excited about my next step…joining a band. I will let you know how I progress. Thanks for everything. I look forward to keeping in touch.”
~ Pat Wherry
From weddings and special events to memorials and funerals, I have played in front of thousands of spectators over the years. Add the plaintive sound of the bagpipes to your next special occasion.
Hello, I’m Gary Guth
I’m very lucky to be a full-time bagpiper who has been playing the bagpipe since 1972 and who has made a living as a bagpiper since 1997! I have taught more than 7500 hours of bagpipes lessons and played nearly 2000 gigs since that time!
I teach people from 8 to 80 to play The Great Highland Bagpipe of Scotland. I specialize in men over 40 who thing their going to die right away. Playing the bagpipe is on their bucket list. I also teach a lot of women and kids.
My goal is to make you an accomplished player. That is person who can:
- Play a list of tunes by memory on the bagpipe.
- Learn and develop their own music.
- Set up and Maintain a set of bagpipes.
This should be a 3 to 5 year process! My job is to teach you “how to practice this week”. If you do that you will succeed! I look forward to working with you.