Like bricks and mortar Peter Young has built his career as a drummer and producer one song at a time. On stage or in the studio, Peter brings his broad-based background into the mix.
Peter was born in Saratoga Springs, New York. He grew up in a musical family and his exposure to a variety of musical styles helped develop his skills. He took to the drums at age 7, and then throughout his school days he studied privately and performed in diverse settings, including drum & bugle corps, summer stock theater, and live gigs with country, pop, jazz and rock groups.
“Performing in different musical situations when growing up, really helped me understand the dynamics within different styles of music. That’s been a great asset when working with various songwriters and artists.”
By the mid 80s Peter began working professionally, and, influenced by many of the top studio drummers in NYC and LA, he headed to New York to study privately at the legendary drum school, the ”Drummers Collective,” where his teachers include jazz-funk drummer Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock) and New Orleans great Ricky Sebastian. Along with additional private studies with NY drummers Sue Evans and Dave Calarco.