Michael Grey received his early lessons at thirteen from George Walker of the 48th Highlanders of Canada and was a member of this illustrious band for three years.
He studied under John Wilson, one of the twentieth century’s greatest players, and received extensive tuition from Bill Livingstone, John Walsh and Captain John A MacLellan.
He has four times won the North American Championship, the overall title at the Vancouver Indoor Meet twice, the Piobaireachd Society Gold Medal (Canada) and that venue’s March, Strathspey & Reel and Former Winners’ MSR on the same day. He also holds the aggregate championship at the Cowal Highland Gathering, previous winner of the Scottish Piping Society of London’s Strachan Cup and the Metro Cup.
He has seventeen times won the professional Ontario Championship Supreme awards for both classical (pibroch) and light music. He is a 4-time winner the Toronto Piper’s Society Knock-Out final.
He has published seven books of pipe music and has released nine recordings. He was a founding member of the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band and was a member when they became the first non-Scots band to win the World Pipe Band Championship.
He was P/M of the Peel Police Pipe Band from 1995-99, P/S of the Toronto Police Pipe Band from 2007-13. He is currently a member of the Glasgow Police Pipe Band.
He sits on the judging panels of both The Pipers’ & Pipe Band Society of Ontario and Solo Piping Judges Association (Scotland).