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Christie & Dupont
126 Christie, 26 Dupont
Register Online or contact the Academy at 416.207.0884 to reserve your space with Peter.
You may start lessons at any time in the year. We will integrate you into our current session.
Bass Guitar: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guitar: Beginner, Intermediate
Upright Bass: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Upright Bass - Jazz: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Monday: 10am - 3pm
Tuesday: 12pm - 10pm
Wednesday: 12pm - 10pm
Thursday: 12pm - 5pm
*Schedules are updated daily by our teachers. You will arrange your preferred lesson time with your teacher after you have registered.
Certified CMA teacher, we were thrilled to welcome Peter to our Academy faculty in 2010. A Juno-award winning musician with accomplishments including playing for Queen Elizabeth II, Peter is an extremely likable instructor with a contagious passion for music.
Peter has a Ph.D. in music and has been teaching privately and in universities since 1998. He teaches guitar and bass (both acoustic and electric), and specializes in popular music, jazz, improvisation, and musicianship. Peter teaches at his TTC-accessible home studio in downtown Toronto, and is available to travel to studentsí homes in the downtown core.
Peter was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada, the son of a high school music teacher and Church pianist. He studied music composition and double bass at Dalhousie University, alternating scholarly endeavors with tours of North America as part of the Johnny Favourite Swing Orchestra, with whom he won a Juno Award in 1999. After completing his studies at Dalhousie he moved to Toronto and began working as a freelance musician, teacher and novel editor. Following several years in the part-time employment trenches, Pete returned to the academic life, completing a Masterís degree in composition in 2005 and a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology in 2009, both at York University. As part of his doctoral research he spent the 2006/07 academic year in London, England, where he performed for Queen Elizabeth II. Since completing his Ph.D. Peter has resumed his work as a freelance bassist and music educator in Toronto, which includes performing regularly with the various local groups and orchestras.
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