Learn To Play The Great Highland Bagpipe!

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The majority of my students were people who thought that they could teach themselves to play the bagpipe.  How long are you willing to struggle with this instrument?  The goal of bagpipe lessons is to make you an accomplished bagpiper who can:

  • Play a list of tunes by memory on the bagpipe
  • Develop your own music
  • Set up and maintain a set of bagpipes

Gary Guth

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About Me

Over 50 years of playing experience.

26 years of full time teaching experience.

Over 18,000 hours of instruction given.

2 Pipe Bands formed.

I started my bagpipe career in the Helix High School

Pipe Band from La Mesa, CA in 1972.

See what some of my students have to say :

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

Gary Guth

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Interested in Playing the Bagpipes? Here’s How to Get Started!

  Taking the first step What is a Bagpiper? A person who can play a list of tunes on the bagpipe. Can develop their own music Can set up and maintain a set of bagpipes. You don't need a set of bagpipes to start this process.  You need: A practice chanter My...

Wha’ll Be King But Charlie

For a copy of this tune, click on the music.For more information on the Piper's Choice Kitchen Pipes, click on the picture. Get 30 minutes with Gary.  The first lesson/consultation is free!      The books below were designed to develop your rhythm...

Captian EBB Touse VC

For a copy of this tune, click on the music.For more information on the Piper's Choice Kitchen Pipes, click on the picture. Get 30 minutes with Gary.  The first lesson/consultation is free!      The books below were designed to develop your rhythm...

Bagpipes For Beginners Book & Program

For more information about the book, click on the picture:Tips and gratuities are always gratefully accepted!

The Conundrum

For a copy of the sheet music, click on the music below:For more information about the Piper's Choice Traditional Small Pipes, click the picture below:Get a 30 minute lesson/consultation with Gary for free! Click on the picture below:    The books below were...

What are your bagpipe goals for 2024?

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Rhythm Training Program

This is a program on teaching basic rhythm principles to bagpipers.

Are You Having Fun Yet?

I was watching a video from another bagpiper who made a comment using the word “fun”.  Are you all having fun playing the bagpipe?  I’ve been playing for over 50 years.  I have always thought that playing the bagpipe was fun.  I also find that learning new tunes and...

Leaving Port Askaig

Print out the sheet music: (Click on the music below and click on the 2nd slide for the music on the next page.) Leaving Port AskaigFor more information about the Piper's Choice Traditional Small Pipes, click the picture below:Get a 30 minute lesson/consultation with...

Do You Like To Practice?

I was out to dinner the other night with some professional musician friends. We are all in our 60’s.  During the conversation, one of them talked about how much she loved practicing. I thought about it for a minute and decided that I heartily agreed with her. I have...

Building a Random 6/8 March

The books below were designed to develop your rhythm skills using tunes that you may already know. Click on the books for more information  

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