Peter is well known in the broader North American piano teaching community given his years as an essayist and contributing editor for the American magazine Clavier, where his thoughtful columns found many fans.

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About Peter

Peter Kristian Mose

Peter Kristian Mose

Peter Kristian Mose is an independent Toronto piano educator with a diversity of pursuits. He maintains a downtown piano studio in the historic Cabbagetown neighborhood, where he helps students of all ages and abilities to enjoy and shape their own musical paths. He presents innovative listening workshops and courses to help people “get inside” classical music, and leads occasional salon evenings featuring musicians in conversation about their lives.

A strong proponent of lifelong learning, Peter founded a summer retreat for adult amateur pianists that ran for four years in central Europe (2000-2003) and continues to this day in New England on the campus of Williams College (Midsummer Adult Piano Retreat in the Berkshires).

Peter is well known in the broader North American piano teaching community given his years as an essayist and contributing editor for the American magazine Clavier, where his thoughtful columns found many fans.

Among his principal music teachers were Herman Spier in Chicago, Jeanne Kierman Fischer and Hendrik Broekman (harpsichord) in Vermont, Mildred Waldman in New York City, Ray McIntyre in Vienna, Austria, and Earle Moss in Toronto.

Mr. Mose holds a liberal arts music degree from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire (A.B. with distinction in music, minor in philosophy), piano performance and piano pedagogy diplomas from Canada’s Royal Conservatory of Music (double A.R.C.T., with pedagogy diploma awarded first-prize Gold Medal), and a graduate teaching degree from National Louis University in Chicago (M.Ed. in adult learning). In more recent years he has pursued extensive studies in Dalcroze Eurhythmics — the respected European system of experiential music learning through physical movement — notably with the late Canadian pianist/dancer Donald Himes in Toronto.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Peter Mose immigrated to Canada in 1985. He is a reunited adoptee, and a strong and public advocate for open adoption records.

Peter is well known in the broader North American piano teaching community given his years as an essayist and contributing editor for the American magazine Clavier, where his thoughtful columns found many fans.

The care you take in getting to know each student is exceptional.
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