Peter Siegel

Clawhammer Banjo, Fingerstyle Guitar, Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Mandolin

Lesson Fees
from $50.00 / 45 Minutes


...award winning musician, educator and founding member of The Gaslight Tinkers.   Peter Siegel contributes a radical chord to American Roots music. Influenced by the songwriting of Pete Seeger and Phil Ochs, dixieland, old time fiddle tunes and Afro-Caribbean rhythms, Peter’s music defies categorization. 

Born a  New Yorker, he later made his way up to Vermont, which he now calls home.  Over the years he's shared the stage and been mentored by  folks like Pete Seeger, Jay Unger and Molly Mason, Judy Collins, Dar Williams, Utah Phillips, Noel Paul Stookey, and was a bandmate of bluegrass powerhouse  Michael Daves and poet Alicia Jo Rabins in the 90's "New Old Time" band Underbelly which the Berkshire Eagle called "a supergroup of New England talent".   

Peter contributed and recorded on the Grammy award winning Pete Seeger album "Tomorrow's Children".  His other credits include  publication  in Sing Out! magazine and the fiddle tune compilation, The Portland Collection, as well as a guest appearance on the nationally syndicated Etown.   As as educator, Peter has been writing songs and theatrical productions with children for the last 15 years and has been a contributing writer to The George Lucas Foundation site Edutopia on social curriculum and music educational practices.  His Symonds School CD Peace Place won a  Parents Choice Award in 2012.

When Peter is not playing or recording, he is a devoted public school music educator in the great state of New Hampshire. You can find him leading stringed and vocal workshops in Americana music at the John C Campbell Folk School, Swannanoah or the American Festival of Fiddle tunes.

Peter teaches all ages, all levels, many styles from fingerstyle guitar to traditional fiddle tunes to dixieland jazz and world beat.   He meets students where THEY are at, drawing on interests and focusing on personal learning style.

Loading cart contents...
Load contents