Pete started drumming at the age of 8. He joined the De La Salle Drum Corps upon entering high school. His awards include multiple individual snare drum championship titles and Canadian National Drum Corps Championships. Subsequently, he joined the Metropolitan Toronto Police Pipe Band where he was instrumental in creating their Grade One competition group.
As a Professional drummer from 1970 through to 2015, he has played a multitude of styles and genres with numerous groups and recorded several albums.
One of his specialties – electronic percussion:
“The MIDI revolution and the advent of digital sampling is an opportunity for the drummer, not a threat. We have better sounds, more flexibility, better equipment, more creativity – in short, the technology should inspire the drummer to investigate the world of electronics, not consider it the enemy.”
He wrote for Modern Drummer for 12 years, taught and conducted master c;asses and clinics as well as managed three drum shops and was marketing manager for Staccato drums through Ayotte Drums.
His latest work is a Chill Jazz recording MacGuffin by the Clemence Mosley Consort.
Peter has released a solo album “The DrumLion” which highlights the blend of acoustic and electronic percussion.
Hara Musical Productions
The Silk Orchestra
Clemence Mosley Consort
Robin Sinclaire Trio (Princess Cruises)
Smokin Jackets/Paul Pigat
The Moondogs/Tony Farina
Tim Roland Band
Toby Swann and Gamma Gamma
The Dublin Corporation
Busi Mhlongo (Feature show at The Soho )
Don Francks (A terrific NFB Film Toronto Jazz)