Pete started playing drums in the Lower Saucon Elementary school band at age 9. He played in SV High school band, stage band and jazz band.
Pete studied privately at age 11 with Bruce Ryder for 2 years, and at age 15 met his most influential drum instructor Jimmy DeGrasso.
He studied drums and every other aspect of becoming a professional drummer with Jimmy for several years. They remain close friends to this day.
Pete also studied Latin jazz with Joe Nevelo at Big Beat drums studio in Neptune,Nj, as well as The Long Island Drum Center with Joe Franco , Dom Famularo and Rod Morgenstein.
Pete’s been performing with live bands since age 12. He is presently playing with the band Hattrick from the Lehigh Valley, and the band Stem from Philadelphia.