The Pipers Hut is Owned and Operated by the Maffett Family of Columbus Ohio. Jon Maffett (the principal director) began piping at the age of 10 under the instruction of Mary McCoy of Canal Fulton, Ohio. His primary focus in piping had been band music and playing with the MacGregor pipe band through the 80's. Due to college and starting a career and family, Jon stepped away from piping during the 90's. The lure of the bagpipes never really left him, and when the opportunity to play in a new band in the Central Ohio area presented itself, Jon jumped at that chance.
Once again in the bagpipe scene, in 1999 Jon began The Pipers Hut. In 2000 he started Piobaireachd lessons with the late Willie Connell of London Ontario. In 2002, Jon joined the North Coast Pipe band and remained an active member until 2005. Jon then was a member of the Toronto Police Pipe Band for the 2006 season. He started actively focusing on solo light music in 2005 taking instruction from Gale Brown by tape and then regular lessons with John Cairns in 2006.
Jon has participated in the Metro Cup, The Sandy Jones, The George Sheriff and the Nicol-Brown Invitational. He was promoted to the Open/Professional level of competitive piping in 2009. Jon was the long-time piping instructor for the College of Wooster and is currently a member of the Grade 1 Peel Regional Police Pipe Band and a student of John Cairns.
We are located at 28 North Center Street
Pickerington Ohio 43147
(warehouse - visits are by appointment only)