I love to share music with people, from African drumming to jazz. For many years I lead workshops for people with learning disabilities in sessions organized my Community Music Wales. This experience lead me into the study of music therapy: I then went on to work for a number of years as a music therapist for the National Health Service.
Since I have settled in West Wales, I have been busy with world music workshops for Carmarthenshire Music Service as well as courses in community music, improvisation, and composition for Coleg sir Gar. My composition work has continued with orchestral commissions from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Viva; as well as a score for the dance company, India Dance Wales. Outside West Wales, I continue to present lectures for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and workshops for Dash (Disabilities Arts Shropshire) as well as other bodies. This summer I will be leading a summer school for the Welsh National Opera and Diversions dance company.
A native of Swansea, Peter won first class honours in music at Liverpool University and went on to complete a Ph D thesis at the University of East Anglia. Following his studies Peter returned to Wales where he worked extensively in community music, music theatre, and music therapy. He performed for many years with Welsh folk groups, Cromlech and Aberjaber and currently works India Dance Wales as well as the multi-cultural ensemble Mojas. Peter is an active composer who has been commissioned by BBC Radio 3, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Artreach, the Sirenian Singers, India Dance Wales, Carmarthenshire Music Service, amongst others. His Concerto for Bansuri was short-listed for the British composer Awards in 2004.