The sound of the bagpipes evokes an emotional response within us that is unlike anything else and is truly special.
When hiring a piper for your special event, experience matters. For over 20 years I have been privileged to perform successfully at hundreds of events of all types including funerals, weddings, reunions, gatherings, celebrations, etc. Each occasion is unique and there is a level of professionalism that you only get with experience.
As your piper, I will work closely with you to ensure that thought and care goes into the planning process as well as the performance. It is my goal to do everything in my power to ensure that your special event is unique and memorable.
We had Johnny play for us for three hours during our renaissance day festival at University Place. It was sunny, it was hot, but he didn't complain. He played beautifully, interacted with the crowd and was easy to work with when we wanted to adjust things. I would highly recommend Johnny for anyone's event!
Thank you again for your tender and moving bagpipes playing at my brother’s funeral. You played beautifully and were so very helpful and creative in planning our graveside dedicatory prayer portion. I’ve told my family I want you at my funeral service!
Johnny is totally professional and a very fine musician. He was respectful and accommodating. I recommend him most enthusiastically.
Absolutely lovely. Punctual, professional, and looked very sharp in a kilt. Everyone commented afterwards on how his performance was a perfect ending for the service. Also very affordable. Highly recommend.
He was completely professional and performed perfectly. Would recommend to anyone.
He did great!
Johnny played the bagpipes at my mothers graveside service. It made the experience far more special than our family could have imagined. Thank you!
Johnny was eager to fulfill our vision for my mom's birthday celebration!
Miner was easy to work with. He was competent bag pipe player. He dressed the part. Was on time and patient. Days was cloudy and cold and he was outside so he had to keep his instrument warm too so that it played correctly. I would and will hire him again when the time is right.
We hired Johnny for our wedding to play our processional and recessional music. He was a last minute addition to our ceremony and he made it a home run.
He was flexible, worked with us on the music we wanted, Highland Cathedral for the processional, and since it was on May 4th, he was able to play the Star Wars theme song for us on the recessional which was the icing on the cake.
Seeing him lead, and hearing the Pipes played flawlessly while the processional happened put chills down everyone's spine.
Everyone commented on how it was one of the best weddings and the piper was amazing.
Price Range: $150 and up
My name is John Miner. Playing the bagpipes has been a passion of mine for many years and is a big part of who I am. I love sharing this passion with others. I began playing the bagpipes in 1997. My early instructors provided a solid foundation of piping fundamentals as well as a passion for the music of the pipes. I was exposed early on to world class piping, receiving personal instruction from some of the world’s best pipers when the world champion Simon Fraser University Pipe Band visited my home town in 1999 and 2000. Inspired by these early experiences, I resolved to always seek out the very best possible instruction and to immerse himself in great piping whenever possible. I received instruction from world champion bagpiper Jori Chisholm. Jori’s instruction helped me gain numerous solo prizes throughout the western US and to rise through the ranks to grade 1. I have also received instruction from world class piper Ian Whitelaw. I was a founding member of the Mount Timpanogos Pipe Band, leading the band as Pipe Major from 2003 - 2010. I also played with the Utah Pipe Band (grade 3) from 2003 - 2004. From 2008 till the present I have played with the Wasatch & District Pipe Band. I was the Pipe Sergeant of the band from 2013 - 2016. In August 2011, I competed as a member of the band at the World Pipe Band Championships is Glasgow, Scotland. This was a dream come true and a highlight of my piping career. As a result of the band's competitive success, the band was upgraded to grade 2 in the fall of 2014 making it one of a only a dozen or so bands in North America to reach that designation. Piping is a life long passion of mine and it is a pleasure to share this special music with others.
Upcoming Booked Events
|March 14, 2020 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|July 27, 2019 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Festival|
|July 13, 2019 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 05, 2019 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 18, 2019 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 05, 2019 • 11:30am - 11:45am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 29, 2018 • 3:00pm - 3:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 11, 2018 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 01, 2017 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 17, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|May 04, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 28, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
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