Rob Clower has been teaching Highland bagpipes for more than 40 years. His students play in pipe bands throughout that U.S. and abroad, many also competing successfully as soloists. In 2007, Rob founded the Grinnell-based band Turlach Ur, now the largest band in Iowa. Turlach Ur enjoyed a highly successful Midwest competition season in 2013 and will return to the circuit in 2015 with a pipe corps composed almost entirely of Rob's students. Rob has been teaching piping at Grinnell College since 2011.