Scott Pellegrom

Educator

Scott Pellegrom

About

Paiste Artist Since
February 2021

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
Educator
Clinician

Website
www.scottpellegrom.com

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Biography

Scott Pellegrom is known throughout the drumming community as something of a “mad scientist.” His playing as a soloist, band leader, and sideman exudes creativity, from surprising ideas to blinding hand speed, using found objects to pulling unconventional sounds from conventional instruments. Videos of his hyper-creative playing can be seen on Drumeo, Paiste Cymbals, DW, and PDP social media channels, Scott’s Instagram (@scottpellegrom), and numerous other places around the web. Incorporating elements of drum and bass, jungle, and fearless improvisation into his playing, this “drummer’s drummer” defies expectation and genre, whether it’s playing jazz standards, today’s most experimental music, or anything in between. Performing since the age of 5, Scott currently works as an international clinician for Paiste Cymbals, an in-demand session player on drum set and percussion, and a chameleon-like sideman for renowned artists spanning genres and styles. His reputation as an exciting, dynamic player has helped him cultivate a globetrotting career as a clinician and educator, teaching private students, masterclasses, and performing at drum festivals around the world. With his “3-Piece Kit Solo” video on Drumeo passing 6.2 Million views, over 35,000 Instagram followers, a final four finish in the Guitar Center Drum-Off, Scott’s ability on the kit speaks for itself. His exploratory, inventive playing earned two Top 5 finishes in the 2020 Modern Drummer Readers Poll, voted among the year’s best in both the Soloist and Clinician/Educator categories. As a proud endorser of Paiste Cymbals, DW and PDP Drums, Remo Drum Heads, LP Percussion, Prologix pads, and GEWA drums, he also travels as a brand ambassador, demonstrating products at Musikmesse, PASIC, and NAMM, working closely with these companies to develop and market unique products for today’s drummers and percussionists. A self-described “rhythmist,” Scott’s passion for honing his craft seems to spill from his personality, whether performing at a festival for thousands of spectators, leading a school assembly of young non-musicians, or delivering a presentation at a TedX event. As a professional educator, Pellegrom offers both in-person and Skype/Facetime lessons, has twice been featured as a Drumeo presenter, leads workshops, and provides vital technical and philosophical information to drummers of all ages and skill levels. While his extensive career appearances and performances are too numerous to list, some noteworthy highlights include events like the Victoria Drum Fest, Montreal Drum Festival, PASIC, SXSW, Cape Breton International Drum Festival, Music China, Shanghai Music Mesa, and Australia’s Ultimate Drummers Weekend. Scott’s recording credits include music for Funny or Die, BBC Television, National Geographic, Narco Wars, and commercial work for State Farm Insurance. Working with legendary film and television composer Sheridan Tongue, Scott’s playing can be heard in the score The Last Artifact, recipient of the Best Documentary Feature award at the British Documentary Film Festival. He shared the stage with acts such as Karl Denson, Digital Tape Machine, Joel Cummins, Billy Strings, Federico Malaman, Seth Bernard, Theo Katzman, Bernhard Lackner, The Drifters, and many, many others - in addition to appearing at drum festivals alongside many of the greatest drummers in the world. Scotty P. lives in Grand Haven, Michigan with his dogs Pegasus & Phoenix. When he isn’t drumming, teaching, or traveling, he enjoys fishing, morel hunting, and a glass of fine wine.

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    Sizes: 14", 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Exotic, warm, trashy. Medium range, complex mix. Fast, responsive feel, fairly quick decay. An explosive Crash cymbal with a strong, low wash for unique effects in many styles of music.

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    Sizes: 8", 10"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Full, wet with a brittle, trashy side. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft and very responsive, giving feel with a short, exploding sparkly splash character. Very well suited for dynamic effect accents in many musical styles. Also, well suited for hand playing in percussive set-ups.

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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, trashy, papery, low. Wide range, complex and moody mix. Soft and buttery feel with a very wobbly and vibrant response. Fairly defined stick sound over a dark and cloudy wash. Perfectly suited for quieter musical settings such as blues, jazz and acoustic styles. Very user-friendly for percussive use and classical mallet application.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22", 24"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, soft, warm, deep. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery feel, very responsive. Fine stick sound with hints of silver and wood over a broad, low-pitched warm, deep, multilayered wash. Wide, warm, full crash sound. Very lively, controllable. Multifunctional cymbal for refined ride playing and swelling, deep crashes. Also well suited for mallet playing mallets.

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