Allan Mednard was born and raised in Queens, New York. He began to play the drums at the age of 13. His early musical experiences involved New York City's All-City High School Music Program, Bayside High School's Academy of Music, and Queens College's Preparatory Studies in Music program. He recently graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Jazz Performance from The City College of New York. Currently he is working with a variety of artists in New York City.