I'm a singer / songwriter who was trying to find a local producer to work with. (I'd tried working with a producer in NYC once before, but got cut out of a lot of the creative process and wanted someone local I could exchange ideas with). I had some things in mind about style and structure, but don't have formal musical training and don't play any instruments well. Before meeting, Peter & I had a phone call to talk about what I had in mind. Thereafter, we had a productive email exchange trying to hone in on genre for my project. (Sometimes he wouldn't get a chance to respond for a while, but that didn't bother me since I'm not on a strict timetable).
I was pumped for our first session together! Over the course of eight hours in his studio, we took a melody and genre idea into a solid production (it still needs some tweaking) and sketched out an idea for another song. Peter was patient with my lack of technical understanding and questions, and I was patient with his process of reverse engineering chord progressions from my melodies. He's an excellent pianist! If I was an accomplished musician and had brought more ideas about musical structure/chord progressions going in, we probably could have gotten even more accomplished in that time.
I'm very happy with what we've done together so far, and have scheduled my next session! He gets busy, so plan accordingly!