Born August 16, 1970, Scott Beguin began drumming at age 8. Even at this young age, Scott knew that he wanted to be a professional drummer. Scott began playing professionally at age 15, and at age 17 was accepted to and attended the Musician’s Institute, Percussion Institute of Technology (PIT) in Hollywood. While attending PIT Scott’s influential instructors and mentors included Steve Houghton, Gary Hess, Effrain Toro, Chuck Silverman, Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey, Terry Bozzio, Alex Acuna, and Chad Wackerman. His educational experience at PIT solidified Scott’s enthusiasm for drumming and helped forge his path towards a musical career.
During the early 1990s, Scott performed and toured with Albuquerque’s prolific Red, White, and Black during the post punk grunge era. Since the early 1990s, Scott has continued to perform, compose, record, and maintain proficiency in the arts of drumming and music.
More recently, Scott has performed with notable musicians such as Kevin W. Tyler, Kay-Ta Matsuno, Eric McFadden, John Rangel, Phil Arnold, Justin Bransford, Ken Johnson, Larry Boothroyd, the Gluey Brothers, Angry Babies, Red White and Black, and James Whiton.
His early drumming influences include Buddy Rich, Sandy Nelson, The Beatles, Frank Zappa, Terry Bozzio, Billy Cobham, Bill Bruford, and Neil Peart. His musical influences span the realm of Mozart to Holst, to Pink Floyd to XTC to Henry Rollins to Obo Addy, and nearly everything in between.
Scott currently plays with his band, Ghost Like This, Boo Koo, and The Marcos Cavalcante and Scott Beguin Ensemble. Scott has taught private drum lessons to student for over twenty years. He recently instructed percussion at the Hummingbird Music Camp in Jemez Springs, New Mexico. Scott currently endorses Bone Custom Drums, Soultone Cymbals, and Rich Sticks. When not playing his drums, Scott enjoys martial arts, rock and ice climbing, nature, bow hunting, photography, cooking, cycling, and his family.