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Teaching with skill, patience and a sense of humor.

“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.”

Chris Gomez-CA

” 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 ”

Anna Campbell-TX

“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

Are you a new bagpiper?  

Get started fast with private lessons!

The fastest and least expensive way to learn to play the bagpipe is with private lessons!

That’s right!  You may think that you can do this yourself but learning without guidance can be difficult and result in mistakes and bad habits.  I’ve helped many frustrated, self-taught students find their way to becoming better bagpipers.  Save yourself the aggravation and try my free lesson!

Can’t talk you into a free lesson? Oh, well! If you want to continue teaching yourself, start here:

Learn to Play Amazing Grace

For the new bagpiper.

If you ever thought that you wanted to play the bagpipe, the best way is private lessons.  If you are not quite ready to make that investment, take this course.  Learn to play Amazing Grace in 6 lessons.  Push the button below to learn more!

Learn to Develop Tunes

 

For the Bagpiper with some experience.

Your bagpipe career is solely dependent on your ability to develop new tunes.  Scotland the Brave is the first tune on the World Pipe Band’s Massed Band Tune List.  You can push the button below and see a full teaching package dedicated to developing this tune.  This is the first in a series of lessons dedicated to developing tunes on this list.

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THE BAGPIPER BLOG

Here you’ll find everything you ever wanted to know and learn about this wonderful instrument. Check back often as I am always adding new content.

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We have everything you need right here: bagpipes, reeds, cases, lessons, stands, books, parts and accessories, and more. If you don’t see what you need, contact us.

BAGPIPER FOR HIRE

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.

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.

My job is to teach you ‘how to practice this week”!

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Email me or call 215-968-9542

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