Peter Arthurs has been teaching piano, voice and music theory for over 30 years. He has been a member of The American Federation of Musicians (for the United States and Canada) for more than 30 years. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Peter commenced piano lessons at the age of 5. He studied under the Royal Conservatory of Music system at the Royal Hamilton College of Music.
By 1969 his interests broadened as he joined his first pop/rock band. In the 1970’s he began performing professionally with several bands throughout Southern Ontario. At age 17 Peter began song writing. His experience with recording in some of Toronto’s finest sound and television studios sparked an interest in him to assemble his own recording studio. By his late teens he was playing all of the instruments as well as singing all vocal tracks for his recorded compositions. He is a member of SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada).
In 1979 Peter enrolled in the Mohawk College Music Program as a piano major. Continuing his classical studies there, he was also exposed to and participated in the rich jazz curriculum that has brought Mohawk College Music Department to acclaim. In 1980 he received a government grant through the Summer Youth Employment Program to fund the formation of a band known as Concertino ’80. In an 8-week period this band had a highly successful run of 40 concerts in the Hamilton/Burlington region. In the 1990’s Peter became one of the early members of the Royal Conservatory of Music Affiliate Teacher Network and was appointed to the ATN Consultative Group. In addition he wrote articles related to music technology for ATN periodicals.
Throughout the years Peter also furthered his musical studies privately with such accomplished music educators as: Eileen McManamy, Arlene Wright, Tim Elia and Roland Packer.
Today, Mr. Arthurs is a full-time teacher of piano, voice and music theory. He continues to write and record compositions in his studio with the hope of inspiring his students to take their own music as far as they can, in the direction of their choice.
PianoLessonEverywhere.com is an online School of Music that provides private Piano and Music Theory
Lessons for all ages In Your Own Home or Live Online by Video Conference using FaceTime or Skype.
It was founded by Peter Arthurs in 2013.