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Peter Skaar holds a Masters of Music from the Hartt School of Music and a Bachelors in Music Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory, he is also graduate of the Dreyfoos school of the Arts. Starting piano at age 7 and later cello at age 11 Mr. Skaar has over 18 years of musical experiences. His major Teachers include Terry King Professor of cello at the hartt school and Longy school of music, Clyde Thomas Shaw Retired Professor of Cello at Shenandoah Conservatory and member of the former Audubon String Quartet, as well as David Cole Cello Professor at Lynn Conservatory.


As a performer he has been a part of the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jan Wagner and the Hartt School Symphony Orchestra lead byEdward Cumming, also having attended Eastern Music Festival Lead by Gerard Schwarz. His Chamber music experiences include having studied under the direction of the now disbanded Audubon String Quartet and the professors at the Hartt School of music, he has also attended the Castleman Quartet Program studying with some of the top chamber music players in the country.


As a teacher Peter has experience working with all ages and levels of player. He believes that each students needs are unique and that with enough dedication anyone can become a musician. "There are only two rules I have in my lessons. A student needs to learn something and the student should have fun during learning".





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