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About Me

A little background:

I always had a fascination with the bagpipes for as long as I can remember. As a child, my parents would take us to the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Scranton, PA (where I was born, raised and live) and was always excited to see and hear the pipers.  Little did I know I would become one of them.

In 1998 I decided to learn the pipes.  My determination and focus helped me to make a lot of progress in a very short period of time, and in 1999, I marched in my very first St. Patrick's Day parades.  It was tough, but I was determined to stick with it.  I kept working hard and practicing, learning new tunes and learning about this wonderfully complicated instrument.

I was further fascinated by the workings of the bagpipe.  I learned to adjust and refine the tone and tuning to achieve the best sound the instrument was capable of, as it so often gets a bad rap if not tuned and played correctly.

My efforts paid off and I was rewarded with the position of tuning the pipe band for parades and performances.  It is a job I took very seriously. It's very rewarding to hear the results of your work when the pipe band sounds very good.  I have pipers from all over the area contact me for individual advice, tuning, and bagpipe setup.  From time to time I host seminars on bagpipe setup and maintenance as well.

My daughter took an interest in the drumming side of things, and she has become a terrific snare drummer.  Molly started to learn when she was only 6.  Now, at 19, she plays at a lot of performances with me.  It's a lot of fun to share our time together and it's special to see the smiles on people's faces when they learn that we are a father/daughter duo.


On a personal note, I am married with two children.  I work full-time at a local school district, and I own a photo studio which has been in operation since 1989.

Music runs in our family.  My wife is a vocalist, our son plays piano, and our daughter and I play pipes/drums and our dog barks along. 

It's a fun, noisy house!!!

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