Peter Moore

Malden, MA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I have tons of experience, yet still somehow have the heart and wonder of a kid. As a keyboardist and a vocalist, I've been lucky enough to have toured the world extensively, and to this day keep busy performing professionally locally. As a record engineer and producer, I have been enriched by working many different genres of musicians.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Being able to teach others what I've learned, and help them grow to express themselves musically.

Location

Malden, MA 02148

Background check

Complete

Years in business

12

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

13

Reviews

11 Reviews
  • Kenrick T. Jun 7, 2017
    Music Composition Lessons
    Verified Review
    Peter is a very knowledgeable and humble individual. This comes as no surprise because he is a multi-talented genius, especially within the realms of piano and composition. To top it off, his rate is very affordable, as well! I would highly recommend him to someone who is just starting out or to more experienced players who want to take their musical chops even further.
  • Chuck F. Jun 7, 2017
    Music Composition Lessons
    Verified Review
    I took several piano lessons and lessons on composition with Peter. Peter is very experienced with piano teaching and also very knowledgeable with various genres that I was interested in. He introduced me to the basic theories (chord progressions, rhythms, and etc) of jazz and samba and also helped with a composition that I was working on.
  • Andrew D. Jan 11, 2017
    Piano Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Great Teacher
    Super helpful and knowledgeable. Imparted wisdom in a non-threatening and humble manner. Would recommend.
  • Mark M. Feb 8, 2016
    Piano Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
  • Melanie H. Dec 2, 2015
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    After a few years hiatus, I am taking voice lessons again to relearn proper warm up and singing techniques and build a repertoire, as well as become more comfortable sight reading music. I started taking voice lessons from Peter a couple of months ago and have found his techniques evocative of time-honored theorists - his advice and guidance is thoughtful and individualized to maximize my strengths and locate and address areas of weakness. It is quickly apparent that Peter is an enthusiastic and cultivated musician and experienced teacher, as I have already learned so much!
  • Deb S. Nov 25, 2015
    We were looking for a child's keyboard instruction that would be fun for our son. Peter was very response to our request! Our son went from hating piano, as experienced previously in conventional instruction, to looking forward his weekly lessons within the first month. Peter is incredibly professional. He treats my son with amazing respect and very quickly developed trust and an excellent rapport with my 7 year old. Peter emails me every week with detailed outlines of my son progress and the lessons to practice. Within 4 lessons my son knew more notes than he'd learned the whole prior year. We could not be more pleased!
  • Andrew S. Oct 2, 2015
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Peter is a great teacher, he combines the students goals with classical training and a wealth of music knowledge, I highly recommend him!
  • Tira O. Sep 7, 2015
    Loved working with this teacher. He listened to any concerns or questions that I had, and was great at incorporating different techniques into my lessons when there was something specific I wanted to learn or needed help with. He helped so much with learning how to sing a different style of music and how to better perform in front of an audience. Highly recommend him!
  • Merav B. Aug 28, 2015
    Peter has been my daughter's keyboard and voice teacher this past year. She enjoys the lessons immensely and has made more progress this year than she had in the prior four years. Peter's extensive experience as a musician greatly benefits his students, but it is his intelligence and passion for teaching that set him apart. I see it in the thoughtful way he connects with my daughter, striving to understand her sensibilities--not only her abilities--to tailor an effective path for her musical growth. He routinely takes time outside lessons to email detailed practice instructions, which both my daughter and I truly appreciate. I am grateful we found Peter and look forward to continuing to work with him.
  • Melissa G. Aug 27, 2015
    Peter is amazing! I am adult student returning to try and re-learn some of the basics on acoustic piano. Peter is very patient with me and makes learning scales & technique fun. He has also shown me a lot about keyboards/synthesizers, etc, which is another part of my focus. I really look forward to my lessons with him! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
  • Kaitlynn H. Jul 25, 2015
    I have received vocal lessons from Peter for a little over six months now and he is fantastic. I can honestly say there is marked improvement in my singing. From the day one he focused on making lessons a personalized experience, by focusing on my goals and helping me determine where my strengths lie. Peter is excellent at explaining techniques such as posture and breathing and how each part affects the instrument as a whole. He is an extremely talented singer and multi-instrumentalist with an impressive background that shows through in his performance as well as his teaching. Peter’s positive attitude and passion for music creates a fun and upbeat learning environment. Every lesson is a challenge that keeps me on my toes, but I always go home smiling.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
You are treated as a unique individual and therefore will receive guidance that is tailor-made for YOU. Because of this, I want to know what drives you musically, and what's inspiring you to be a better musician. It can be as simple as "I want to sound better singing in the shower" or as ambitious as "I want to bring a crowd of thousands to tears."
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I've been a voice teacher, vocal coach and performer for more than thirty-five years. I studied piano from age 7 and through my higher education at Eastman and Berklee, where I graduated Magna Cum Laude. Since college, I've trained with vocal instructors in Boston, NYC and LA. And I still perform in many different bands and projects, both on stage and in the studio.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Prices vary according to length of lesson, if lessons are purchased singularly or as a package, and applicable travel fees. I attach my current rate sheet when I put in the quote.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started singing and writing songs when I was four. I started piano lessons at seven and took those through university level (Eastman School of Music and Berklee). Throughout my teens I taught myself other instruments, eventually took voice lessons before embarking on a world tour as a lead vocalist. Taught myself how to record music so I could express my own unique visions in the recording studio.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Ages 7-61 from myriad ranges of styles and influences.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A vocalist was working on an ambitious concept record she'd written, and we needed to change her style of singing from musical theater to a more rock sound, and ALSO have her sing with multiple character's voices. She was already a great singer but learned tons of new techniques and approaches to her singing.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
You need a personal connection with your instructor, and you need to sense that they care about your musical enrichment and development. Go for a trial lesson with a teacher who is not demanding a commitment and offers a trial lesson. Any decent instructor will understand if you don't want to pursue after one lesson and want to try someone else.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Anyone can become a better musician, even if they think they're hopeless. All it takes is considerate, patient, yet passionate guidance.