Tony Kieraldo grew up in rural Wisconsin where he began playing piano at age four. He later attended Interlochen Arts Academy and New England Conservatory. In 2017, Tony musically directed and conducted the critically acclaimed Opera, The Mother of Us All, with favorable reviews from The New Yorker and The New York Times. He currently works as a musical director for Harmony Project Hudson, National Dance Institute, and Celebrate The Beat. Tony also plays keyboards with the rock group Bash & Pop.
In 2018, Tony began recording and releasing his #MinuteRags series of weekly videos of him playing classic ragtime repertoire and covers of popular songs done in costume and in a ragtime feel on his YouTube, Instagram and Facebook pages. The #MinuteRags series developed into the release of his first solo album in 2019, Milk Money, where he is joined by Ella Loudon, Christina Kokonis-Viggers, Ryder Cooley & Louise Kieraldo. Tony plays piano while simultaneously playing a bass drum and high-hat at the same time.
Tony has performed at the White House in Washington D.C. with Sarah Jessica Parker, Keb Mo and Bernie Williams for first lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama as part of the President's Council for Arts & Humanities called Turnaround Arts whose goal is to turn around failing public schools through the arts. In 2018, He's performed with Taboo, Citizen Cope and Lil' Buck at the Kennedy Center with Turnaround schools from across the United States.
He is based out of Hudson, New York where he offers private piano lessons when he's not on the road.