Session Drummer-DrumTech-Drum Instructor-Video Editing

 

Since I was 12 years old I have had a love for music and have been fortunate enough to make it a career. Playing an instrument is only part of it, as you read on you will find I have been involved with many aspects of the music industry.

 

Below are short descriptions explaining the different areas I have loved and been a part of for the past 30 plus years of my life.

 

I am fortunate enough to continue doing these things today.

 

Instruction

In 1997 I quit my day job and started teaching private drum instruction 5 days a week for WMEC in North Attleboro, MA. That led to creating drum workshops and Rock Camp programs that put groups of kids together in a rock band setting, learning and performing songs together. I still teach privately and have developed a few online lessons that are available here on my site. Check those out here.

Sessions
If you have songs you would like me to record drums for contact me below.

I started learning about recording music with my first band in high school and have recorded over 40 Albums with various artists at different studios all over the country. I still do sessions today. For me, having a physical record of music I created is much more fullfilling than live performance in the long term. I have something to show for all the work put in, something to remind me of that time in my life.  I also have learned quite a bit about studio recording,micing techniques and mixing songs.

Check out the albums page for a discography. 

Hey guys, so aside from the drums I have started to get into the video world with Youtube and making promotional videos and I have really enjoyed making them and learning the editing process. If you have a need for any video editing services I am available so just shoot me an email at peteabdoudrums@gmail.com and we can discuss the project and pricing.

Live Performance
Touring and Tech

I started performing live when I was in jr. highschool with concert and Marching Bands. After graduating I joined a rock band and would play live in clubs locally and regionally, and it just grew from there.

I have had the opportunity to tour with a number of bands all over the country. It has been a blast!

I decide at age 38 a move to California was in order so i packed up and left everything behind - recording , performing, teaching- and embarked on a new music avenue: Stagehand/ Tech work. Since then I have done setups for concerts and corporate events, stage managed at clubs , run sound for locals in CA, and currently I am a Drum tech for Jon Larsen from the band Volbeat. It's really a whole new world that I never knew I would be a part of but am really glad I decided to pursue. To see where I might be touring next click here.