I have been playing bagpipes since I was 9 years old. I have competed in solo competitions and have won numerous awards in the eastern U.S and Canada. I presently teach individuals and bands, most of my students are competitive players. I am available to play for all occasions.
I hired John to play pipes at my friend's wedding in Newtown, CT. John is a good sport as I had to hide him because we wanted him to be a surprise. The bride and groom loved being piped in and piped out of the church. John also piped while the church guests went through the reception line. Besides being a wonderfully nice man, he is an excellent player. He patiently waited while we took pictures of him in his regalia and while he was playing. Many of the guests commented on how touching it was and enjoyed his playing. I would highly recommend hiring John.
Response from John Chalmers:
Hi Melinda, Thank you for your kind review! I had a wonderful time playing and it was a pleasure to meet you! Thank you for hiring me and hope you had a safe trip back. All the best, John
John is a wonderful and patient teacher who can take a student as far as they wish to go with their instrument. His knowledge and musicality is apparent in his teaching style. His reputation as a teacher is that of being among the best.
John is an amazing piper, his achievements show in the performance he gives. The professional services and appearance makes for a memorable event. His Piping style was exactly what we wanted.