Composer's Corner I Aaron Shaw
Aaron Shaw, Wicked TinkersAaron Shaw, Highland Bagpipes and Scottish Small Pipes

Over 26 years experience * Private piping instructor

Winner of the Strachan Trophy for Professional Piping, London, England
Member of Wicked Tinkers and Forest for the Trees
Piper with the Los Angeles Police Pipe Band
Studied in Scotland at the College of Piping and Piping Centre, Glasgow
Holder of Senior and Teacher's Certificates from the Institute of Piping, Scotland
Teacher at the College of Piping summer school, Carlsbad, California
Professional level competitor.

Contact information
For bookings & teaching information
Call: 323/665-7473

Selected Credits

Film & Television

  • "The Fugitive" Warner Brothers (sound track)
  • "So I Married an Axe Murderer" (foreign release only)
  • "Drew Carey Show" (on-screen appearance)
  • "Friends" (recording and training for cast member)
  • "High Incident" DreamWorks Television (on-screen appearances in two episodes)
  • "Mad TV" Fox Television (on-screen appearance)
  • "Smart Guy" Warner Bros. Television (on-screen appearance)
  • "Weekly World News, the TV Show" (on-screen appearance)

Live Appearances

  • Wicked Tinkers, Hundreds of venues throughout the U.S.
  • Mike Oldfield, John Anson Ford Theater, L.A. 1993
  • Charleton Heston Lifetime Achievement Award, Friar's Club 1994
  • The Young Dubliners,Various venues in Los Angeles
  • Eggtooth with Morris Tepper, Various venues in L.A., S.F., and Arizona
  • Renaissance Faires throughout the West.
  • Countless Parades, Weddings, Parties, Funerals (Police, Military & Civilian), etc.


  • Bonnie Raitt "Luck of the Draw"
  • Wicked Tinkers - 3 CDs, "Wicked Tinkers, Hammered & Loud" 2 Tapes, "Burtal & Banned"
  • Forest for the Trees "Forest for the Trees" and "The Sound of Wet Paint"
  • Ana Robles "UCanDoIt"
  • The Temps "Soon We'll Be Gone"
  • Finn McCool "Finn McCool"
  • Heather Alexander "Midsummer"
  • Theo Hakola "Hunger of a Thin Man"
  • Passion Fodder "What Fresh Hell is This?"


  • Strachan Trophy, London Competition, 1998
  • James Naismith Memorial Targe for Professional Piping, San Diego Highland Games, 1997, 1999
  • John MacPhee Trophy for Top Grade One Piper, Monterey Highland Games, 1994, 1995, 1996
  • Silver Chanter for Top Grade One Piper, Costa Mesa Highland Games, 1997
  • Amateur Grade One Aggregate Winner, Queen Mary Highland Games, 1997
  • Capt. William Mossie Trophy for Piobaireachd, Monterey Highland Games, 1994, 1995, 1996
  • Jim Thomson Memorial Trophy and Scholarship, Costa Mesa Highland Games, 1995, 1997


  • 36 First Place Awards
  • 27 Second Place Awards
  • 8 Third Place Awards, 1979-present


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