Tony is a retired public school educator with 29 years in elementary and middle school classrooms. He has played the great Highland bagpipe for 46 years, starting with the Chicago Highlanders. After moving to Milwaukee, he received individual instruction from Gordon Speirs, a world-class gold medalist, and later from Catriona Hill, another renowned piping progeny. During the 1980s, Tony piped in the Milwaukee and District Scottish Pipe Band. More recently, Tony was president of the Milwaukee Scottish Pipe Band and piped with them in 2013 when they won Champions Supreme in Grade 4 of the Midwest Pipe Band Association.