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First Name

John

Last Name

Holcombe

Nickname

John

Age

71

Bagpiping Experience

Pipe Band Membership

Fountain Trust Pipe Band

Solo Competition Level

Grade 4

Band Playing Level

Grade 3 Band

Biographical

Bio

Never having played a musical instrument, I began the practice chanter when I was 55, and have never looked back. My first teacher was 'a good piper', but unfortunately he was not a good teacher, and I learned incorrectly. I was rescued, however, by an open-grade piper who became a close friend. I attended Jack Lee's Piping Hot Summer Drummer in British Columbia for 14 years, learning from the very best of the famous SFU pipe band.

I joined Dojo University at its inception, and have been a devoted member ever since. As a retiree, I enjoy learning and the sense of continued improvement.