Peter began teaching in ’99. Though grown up, he has hardly left his childhood behind, and his infectious joie-de-vivre can be seen in his teaching. He sees music as something to enjoy and that can help anyone develop their character. He is interested not only in teaching music, but also in helping all of his pupils to grow as people.
For Peter, the teacher is also the student; ever improving and ever learning from both successes and challenges with students. As teacher, student, and musician, he is constantly training and striving to improve himself. He is both a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas as well as Suzuki Musique Montréal.
Other artistic ventures for Peter include arranging music for his students, directing the Musical Chairs performance ensemble of Encore Music, as well as some student orchestras. He has also been involved in performing on and off with the Montreal West Operatic Society (a non-profit group supporting the Montreal Children’s Hospital) since 1995 and writing, among other things, children’s stories.
When not teaching, he can often be found in the kitchen preparing sweet treats for his students.