Peterson earned his music degree from Warner Pacific University while continuing to seek mentorship from Ellis before his death last winter. Peterson has spent countless of unpaid-hours as an intern in two professional recording studios, including Ellis’. This experience makes Peterson a natural fit for PAA’s well developed guitar, music theory, and performance & production courses. He is an accomplished musician who gifts his students with character-driven work ethic.
“My goal is to see students work hard on our craft, to become musicians while also having a lot of fun integrating our work with anything else we might be excited about,” says Peterson. “For example, if a student is working on a film in art class, they could create the music in my class.”
Hobbies are important, but work is fulfilling. “What excites me about my work at PAA is the time I get to spend with students and seeing them become better musicians over time,” he says. “I’m excited to help them use their skills in Christ-centered ways; whether that’s in worship, with our friends at school, or in completely new ways that the students are excited about.”