Marty is a native of central New York. He is a graduate of Fredonia State and has a Masters Degree in Music Performance from Youngstown State University.

During the mid eighties, Marty toured playing lead baritone for the world champion Garfield Cadets Drum & Bugle Corp.

He has performed with the Utica, Hamilton, Colgate, Catskill, Schenectady and Youngstown Symphony Orchestras in addition to performances with the Temptations and the Supremes.

Besides playing trombone for Classified, Marty is the Director for the New Hartford High School Band, having taken over this position from the retiring Michael DiMeo.