James Peterson


smiling outdoors with plants

James Peterson is a multi-instrumentalist and educator hailing from the Washington DC metro area.  When not performing, he teaches piano, guitar, bass guitar and double bass students.  In addition to private instruction, James specializes in group classes and ensemble coaching for all ages K-12.

James holds a bachelor’s degree in performance from the Johns Hopkins Peabody Conservatory as well as two graduate degrees from the Indiana University Jacob School of Music.  James’s time at Peabody was spent studying a breadth of specialties including double bass, piano,  conducting and music theory.  At Indiana University, James chose to focus in on orchestral performance for his four years of graduate work.

From Carnegie Hall to basement jazz bars, James’s performing career has taken him all across the country.  James performs with many symphony orchestras along the east coast  and in the Midwest, and loves to fill the time between with cover bands, musical pits and bluegrass bands.