Peter has been playing guitar since he was 9 years old when he sang as a boy soprano in the Washington National Cathedral Choir. After seven years studying classical guitar with Aaron Shearer, head of the guitar department at Peabody Conservatory, he went on to play rock and roll, forming Claude Jones, a group that was arguably the most popular band in Washington DC in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Peter is quite versatile, performing with equal skill on classical, acoustic (steel string), electric, and 12-string guitars. He is also an accomplished songwriter, winner of the 2014 Maine Songwriting Contest with a ballad he wrote about his own great-great grandfather’s brush with death during the Civil War (it can be heard here: http://www.hollowbody.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/03-Vicksburg-FINAL.mp3). One of the songs he co-authored has even been recorded by Rod Stewart and was recently re-released by Warner Brothers on a compilation CD (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw-uAqFX8Rc). As a teacher, Peter is adept at helping students develop both their technical skills–as guitarists, singers, and songwriters–and their musical sense in a wide variety of styles. He currently gives private lessons in his studio in Bath, ME.