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Charley Goodwin began bagpipe lessons in 2010 in Ohio after seeing her family embrace their Scottish heritage growing up. After high school, she took a short break before joining a band near her university.
Charley moved to Charleston in 2020 to pursue a PhD in Bioengineering at a joint Clemson/MUSC program. She joined the Charleston Pipe Band to continue improving on her arts, and even helps teach group lessons for beginning students in our teaching program!
In 2022 she was named the official "Grade 6 Pipe Major", a tongue-in-cheek title given to the keeper of the band's camaraderie and social efforts.