From Normal Illinois, Peter started cello lessons at the age of six. He was appointed to the cello section of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in 2015 while pursuing a Master’s degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where he studied with Brinton Averil Smith. Prior to his studies at the Shepherd School, Peter earned his Bachelors in Music from the University of Michigan. An avid teacher of the cello, Peter comes from a family of music educators. He has studied music pedagogy with Dr. Sohyoung Park and Cornelia Watkins, and has been teaching private lessons and masterclasses since 2013. His past teachers have included Richard Hirschl, Anthony Elliott, Amir Eldan, Brandon Vamos, Astrid Schween, and Nina Gordon.