Started piping at age 12. Primary instructor was Patty Slagle. Received additional instruction from Reid Maxwell, Jim Kilpatrick and Carl Lenny at the Ohio Scottish Arts School.
Current Drummer Great Lakes Pipe Band.
Current Pipe Major, 87th Cleveland Pipe Band.
Former Lead drummer Great Lakes Pipe Band
Former Lead Drummer, Windsor Police Pipe Band Gr 1.
Former member 78th Fraser Highlanders Gr 1 and North Coast Pipe Bands.
Click here to watch a video of Michael playing with the Windsor Police Pipe Band
Accomplished solo drummer at the Open/Professional level.
One of Cleveland's top highland drumming instructors, Michaael has taught at both the Ohio Scottish Arts School and the Jimmy MacIntosh Balmoral School. Michael's students include: Dominic Tancredi, Sean Lowry, Alex Wright, Mark Whalen, Drew Donnelly, Garrett Stewart and Petey Lowrie.
Michael also plays guitar and vocals on the local Irish Pub circuit with the band Mary's Lane. Michael is also available for private performances, weddings and funerals. To contact Michael, e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org