Peter Qualtere-Burcher

Peter Q.

Portland, OR

About Peter Q.

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Peter teaches: Ages 5 and up
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Teaching since: July 2005
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

I'm a multi-instrumentalist from the Northwest with lots of love for teaching people to groove. I got my bachelor's degree in music from Whitman College with an emphasis in Jazz Performance. I can teach anyone to rock, swing or get unreasonably funky. Lessons can be casual or serious and I'm down to tell you how to get to Carnegie Hall or onto the stage at the local jam.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to teach my students what they want to learn! I'm always game for setting up a fun path to being able to play your favorite songs as fast as possible. I don't scold or shame and having a blast is the name of my game. I can teach you to improvise, read music, become a strummer or virtuoso, it's all up to you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the basement studio, piano, guitars, amps, hand drums, a bass, woodwinds, FULL DRUM SET!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can travel with a sax, flute, guitar, electric bass, and a didgeridoo....

*** Specialties ***
I'm a jazz musician! But I listen to and perform all styles of music. I have written string quartets, been the front man for a funk band, and recorded every style of music under the sun. I can teach Bach and the Beatles and explain how/ and why they intersect and are similar musically.

Photos and Videos

Live at the Alberta Rose Theater

Experience

Music Director
Jun 2013 - Present
Sound Roots School of Modern Music

I am the musical director at Sound Roots School of Modern Music in Portland and lead summer rock band camp.

Teacher, Composer, and Performer
Jan 2013 - Present
PQB Music

Education

Bachelors of Music (Jazz Performance)
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Whitman College
B.A Music
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Whitman College

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Spansih
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Most Outstanding Senior Recital
May 2012
Whitman College

Awards

Full Tuition Scholarship
Jul 2010
Fondazione Siena Jazz

8 Reviews on Peter Q.

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Paul Feb 20, 2017
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Versatile, skilled and patient
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Amy L. Jan 5, 2017
· Flute · Online
My daughter just had her first Flute lesson with Peter. She was very nervous but Peter totally made her feel at ease. She loved her lesson with Peter and how upbeat and full of energy he is along with his patience. Looking forward to many more lessons. Thank You.
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ricardo V. Jan 2, 2017
· Saxophone · Online
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Peter Dec 15, 2016
· Flute · In studio
Peter is showing me how to practice to play jazz flute. I am very happy with his lessons and will keep it up.
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Jules J. Dec 12, 2016
· Flute · Online
Peter was engaging and dynamic! Jules is excited for his next lesson.
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Paul J. Dec 12, 2016
· Flute · Online
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Lissa M. Aug 5, 2015
· Flute · Online
My daughter loved her first lesson, and is very excited for more
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Alisa M. Oct 20, 2014
· Flute · In studio
Peter is wonderful with kids, he's empathetic and eager to find the right fit with your child. He is very well versed in multiple methods from Jazz to Classical to Beatbox and he's super fun. I'd highly recommend him.
Peter Qualtere-Burcher
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