Peter J. Moffett
Peter earned his B.M. in Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory in 2010.
His passion lies in his life as a professional freelance performing musician and music educator. Primarily a percussionist, he has lived in New York for three years, and performs and tours with a number of musical projects. For the past two years, Peter has played with the chamber-pop band Tredici Bacci, which plays all over New York City and has toured the United States and internationally. He remains active in a number of musical projects in New York of varying genres and styles.
A son of public school music teachers, Peter also maintains a robust teaching studio. Prior to moving to New York, Peter worked in a number of public and private schools as an adjunct instructor and percussion coach, teaching private lessons, marching band percussion, and percussion ensemble. In New York, Peter still teaches percussion, and in addition, he takes part in the Jazz Lab music camp at New England Conservatory, which he has helped run since its inception in 2013. For Peter, this serves as a reminder of why he became a musician and an educator in the first place – fostering and cultivating the musical and artistic minds of young people feels like carrying the torch that his parents and his high school band director and percussion instructor passed to him.