I've been playing the pipes for 50 years. I was a competitive piper in the Midwest, with Milwaukee and District Pipe Band. I also taught piping for several years at St. John's Northwestern Military academy and helped run the Shamrock Club Pipe band.
I've been playing the bagpipes since I was a junior in high school. Shortly after graduating from high school, I joined the Cameron Highlanders, playing with them and teaching my old high school pipe band while earning my degree in music education. I'm currently the Pipe Sergeant of our Grade 3 band.