About Peter Seckel
We are very excited to have Peter teaching with us at Grace Music School in Woodbury. Peter brings a wealth of musical experience including sharing the stage with a variety of well-known artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Jacob Dylan, Ryan Adams, and Joan Osborne. He’s been working as a professional musician for over 30 years. Peter received a BA in Music, played in the college jazz band and orchestra while studying guitar and cello. After college, he immersed himself in the music scene around New York playing gigs and recording. A few years later, he attended the Institute for Audio Research concentrating on recording engineering and worked at 49th Street Music where they recorded artists like Queen Latifa, Beyonce, and various well known jazz artists. This experience helped sharpen his technical and listening skills which he continues to apply in his home studio. For several years, he composed music for commercials such as CVS, Fruit Rollups, Olive Garden and American Express. He’s played guitar for shows in Europe and in NY including the Christmas Show at Radio City. Peter also worked for the guitar magazine “Guitar for the Practicing Musician” transcribing dozens of songs from artists like The Rolling Stones, U2, Rush and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Peter has always valued continuing his own musical education and has been fortunate to study at different times with Pat Martino, Vic Juris, Dave Stryker and John Scofield. He is accomplished in rock, blues, jazz, country, and acoustic roots music. Peter brings a unique ability to draw from all these styles in his playing. He currently plays in a variety of bands including a roots music band, an original jazz combo, as well as a blues and western swing band. As a player, he loves to interact spontaneously with the other musicians creating a joyful experience among the artists as well as the audience. As a teacher, Peter loves working with students of all ages and abilities and receives great satisfaction from seeing how they grow and develop in their skills and performance.