Pete has been studying percussion since the age of 9. He holds a B.A. in Percussion Performance from Marietta College, and has performed in a variety of ensembles, ranging from a Marimba Orchestra to an NFL Drum line. He currently performs locally in Americana, Jazz, Funk, and Pop groups, namely Big Hoax, his main project. He has been teaching drum set, concert and marching percussion since 2009. Pete is an energetic and personable teacher who uses a combination of method books, new music, and classic technique-building exercises to design an engaging approach for each student.