and Wedding Ideas
||Studied pipes with James MacRae, author of
"Tutor for Great Highland Bagpipes"; played in the Gary Kilty Band
||Played with Honolulu Pipes and Drums, Hawaii
||Played Navy ceremonies on board ship (USS
||Played with Grade II band, Dunvegan Pipes and
||Played with Cameron Highlanders of San Diego
||Studied with Aaron Shaw, professional level
piper and member of "Wicked Tinkers"; at this time, I competed at
Grade III and
||Attended weekend workshops with world-champion
Simon Fraser University pipe band, along with workshops at the G.S.
McLennan Invitational Competition, presented by world-class competitors.
||Studied with Ian Whitelaw, professional level
piper and member of New Zealand Police pipe band and world-champion
Simon Fraser University pipe band. At this point, I competed at Grade
II and I levels.
||Won Grade I Piobaireachd and Hornpipe/Jig events
at Costa Mesa Games; won Grade 1 Piobaireachd at Pleasanton
Hired by Miller Brewery for St. Patrick's Day publicity tour,
||Won Grade 1 Angus MacDonald Memorial Western
||Taught piping classes
"Introduction to Piobaireachd" and "Smallpipes" for Helix High
School (San Diego) Pipe Band.
||Appeared with San Diego
Symphony, playing "An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise". Won Grade 1
Angus MacDonald Memorial Western
Regional Championship for 2nd time.
|Fulltime professional bagpiper,
San Diego and surrounding areas, performing for weddings, parties,
memorials, corporate affairs. etc.
|2003 & 2004 - appeared on
San Diego TV channels 8 and 7/39 to publicize the San Diego Highland
May 2004 - coordinated (and performed with) a group of 5 pipers for TaylorMade Golf equipment's 25th Anniversary party at the San Diego Convention Center
|"The Perfect Instrument"
||Short fiction, Piper & Drummer August
||Analysis of harmony as used in pipe music, Piper
& Drummer, March/June 2003
|"The G.S. McLennan"
||I reviewed the 1998 G.S.
McLennan competition for 'the Voice", the magazine of the Eastern US
Pipe Band Association