Ian Whitelaw plays the Great Highland Bagpipe, an instrument deeply embedded in Scottish culture. His teachers include Andrew Wright, president of the Piobaireachd Society, and Robert Nicol, former piper to King George VI. Whitelaw has performed for many film and television programs, and has performed with the Chieftains at the Hollywood Bowl, at the Mormon Tabernacle, and at King Albert Hall in Glasgow, Scotland, among many others. He has received top awards at numerous piping championships including the Western United States Piping Association Championship and the Spokane Piper’s Society Banner of the Mountains. He is the musical director of the Los Angeles Scots Pipe Band, and is also a senior judge for piping competitions.