Kyle began learning highland bagpipes in the junior SFU program (RMM) in the fall of 1998. He progressed through the grades, competing with the grade 3 band at the World Pipe Band Championships (WPBC) in 2007. Kyle joined the now-defunct New Westminster Police Pipe Band and played with them till 2012 till they went on a permanent hiatus. He rejoined the RMM grade 2 band for the next 4 years. He joined the Grade 1 Peel Regional Police Pipe Band in 2016, remaining in the GVA (Greater Vancouver Area) and flying in for practices and competitions.
In 2007, Kyle began giving bagpipe lessons to a friend of his brother. Kyle realized that he enjoyed teaching bagpipes and wanted to continue teaching bagpipes and passing on his knowledge. He has taught bagpipes in a few bands over the years, ranging from grade 5 to grade 4. Kyle currently holds the Junior and Level 6 certificates for piping from the College of Piping in Scotland.
The business started out as Kyle Banta Bagpiping, offering bagpipe lessons for a low fee. Bagpipe performances were also offered for a reasonable fee.
I knew if I was going to expand his business to include more than just bagpipes, I needed the name to be more inclusive, so it was changed to Banta Music. I kept my name for several years. My frequency of drumming declined, so I decided to make another adjustment.
I felt that I needed to broaden my horizons with branding. I decided to adjust the logo just a little bit as I wasn't doing much with drumming.
I decided to change the logo so it was more unique to me yet still stand out. I also created a line of products to compliment my regular teaching. Some of these services include maintenance and setup assistance.