Largely self-taught, Bruce Teter has played the recorder for over 30 years and the bagpipe for 25 years. Introduced to the musette de cour bagpipe by hurdy gurdy player Curtis Berak, Teter taught himself to play using the Hotteterre treatise of 1737. He also plays other instruments like the rauschpfeife, pennywhistle and crumhorn. He co-directs the Wessex Consort, Distorted Pearl and The Piccadillys, plays in the Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra as soprano principal, sings with the Sacred Harp and Georgian choirs and is a harmonic overtone singer. Teter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at UCLA, where he studies Alzheimer’s disease.