I have attended many piping clinics in Ontario and Detroit and received instruction from some of the biggest names in bagpipe music: Bill Livingstone, Bob Worrall, Ed Neigh, Alasdair Gillies, Archie Cairns, Jimmy MacGillivray, and Willie Connell just to name a few.
I’ve been a proud member of St. Andrew’s Pipes and Drums of Detroit since 1991. SAPD is one of the best and oldest bands in the region and has the reputation to go with it. It is the official pipe band of the St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit, one of the oldest benevolent organizations in the country (of which I am also a member). We compete in Grade III band contests around the Midwest and Ontario.
I have been playing for weddings, funerals, private parties, golf events, kirkings, fleet blessing, and other prestigious engagements since 1993. I’ve played for Presidents and Governors, and I’ve played for ordinary brides and grooms. I played for the 2008 Ryder Cup, and I’ve played for small private parties. Whatever the occasion, I have 20 years of experience of piping at the highest levels to bring along.