Details

First Name

Timothy

Last Name

Gatehouse

Nickname

Timothy-Gatehouse

Age

49

Current Membership Level

Premium (Bagpipes)

Musical Experience

Pipe Band Membership

Rail City Pipes & Drums

Solo Competition Level

Grade 4

Band Playing Level

Grade 5 Competing Band

Biographical

Bio

A big ol' geek from just left and off center of Pennsylvania, a skateboarder since the days of concrete bowls and the invention of the ollie.  I have owned and operated a hobby gaming store called Gatehouse Games since 1996 -i.e. I'm a professional D&D geek, my true love in that respect is painting Warhammer miniatures.

I was obsessed with the sound of the drones before I knew what to call it, and I love piobaireachd.
I was a self-taught piper (feel free to gasp in dismay here) from 2006 or so, until I found Dojo University in or around 2011 (although it seems longer) and I've been a member ever since.   I might not be great or anything, but I sometimes manage to take places in my grade (to my surprise).  My focus is getting to a solid level of performance while not driving myself insane with competitiveness. I gotta get me them AGLs...

In late 2018, with the help of a small group of friends I began the process of building a competitive band, Rail City Pipes & Drums, to compliment and work alongside my non-competitive Shrine Highland band. Both endeavors have proved to be an adventure as well as a font of challenges. It is my personal piping goal to improve my playing every day, and I'm always ready to assist other pipers and drummers to do the same. In pursuit of that end, I have begun to learn snare drum, bass guitar, and tin whistle. If time allows, I would like to also learn a bit of piano for the purposes of cementing music theory.