Steve Pefley

Steve Pefley


Steve Pefley is a freelance drummer in the San Francisco Bay Area. His career has span over thirty years and encompasses a full range of musical experiences. These include studio and theater work, industrial shows, cruise ship work, casual engagements, club dates and touring both nationally and internationally in a wide variety of musical styles.

Some of the artist Steve has played for include Nelson Riddle, Danny Thomas, Shirley Jones, Gordon McCrea, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Little Anthony, Stan Mayo, Del Vikings, Lady Bo, Joann Castle, Hoyt Axton, Johnny Paycheck, David Frizzel, Noki Edwards, Billy Armstrong, Arthur Duncan, Monica Pasqual, Hong Kong pop artist Anthony Lun, Nashville songwriters Marty Atkinson and Bobby Pinson, San Jose Symphony Pops Orchestra, Princess Cruises, Contra Costa Music Theater, Broadway by the Bay and Foothill Music Theater, Cathedral of Faith and Recently toured Canada, The East Coast and Germany with Nashville Blues Artist, Shane Dwight. Steve’s recording clients have include The Marriot Corporation, The Nashville Network, Activision, Replay T.V., Pizza Time Theaters Inc., Royal Viking and Sitmar Cruise Lines, Sunbird Airlines, California Cooler, various local and regional jingles as well as custom C.D. projects such as: 

  • Anthony Lun - live at the Hong Kong Coliseum/ Golden Pony Records

  • Monica Pasqual – Three Complete Novels/ Planet Dog Records

  • Joe Weed – The Vultures/ Highland Records

  • Benita Kenn – Roads/ Independent

  • Dev Sighn – Heartscape/Rampur

  • Corrina Jennings – Every Good Gift/Independent

  • Steve has studied drum set and percussion with the following instructors;

  • San Francisco jazz drummers George Marsh, Jerry Granelli and Scott Morris,

  • San Francisco studio drummer Steve Mitchell, Los Angeles studio drummer Colin

  • Bailey, San Jose Symphony percussionist Galen Lemmon and Tom Vanarnsdale

  • U.C. Santa Cruz instructor Randy Masters


Steve teaches at the Rhythm Academy Mondays from 4-7:30, & all day Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

(All class times subject to change.)


Call: 408-529-9008