Alexander Peck is a modern American drummer and artist based in Pittsburgh, Pa.
A third generation professional musician Alexander began private studies in music and art at age 6 and started playing drums at age 12. Soon after, accompanied by musician parents Skip and Donna Peck, he began sitting in at jam sessions in the Pittsburgh jazz scene and utilizing said environments for pencil and pen&ink sketching.
Over the next 3 decades Alexander focused more on music performing both nationally and internationally with artists Jimmy Ponder, Sean Jones, Shahin Novrasli, Chris Norton, Peck Family Jazz, Joe Zelek and The Rust Belt Kings, Heather Kropf and his own group The Alexander Peck Trio ,to name a few, as well as recording countless tracks for various artists and teaching percussion privately. It was here, through teaching children, that his passion for the visual arts was reignited.
In an effort to keep lessons light and fun but really to help focus young students on a central strike zone Alexander began drawing little doodles of “monsters” in sharpie centered on the snare drum head. His students took delight in playing “whack-a-mole” until the doodle wore away and a new one needed to be drawn. When that snare drum head was completely worn out Alexander replaced it with a new one, hanging the old on the wall as decoration. Soon after, realizing he had a small stockpile of used heads not yet discarded, Alexander began doing full pieces and AMPeck Drum Head Art was born.