About Me

My journey thus far in life has provided me with experiences filling a variety of musical roles, including pianist, accompanist, instructor, and music therapist.

I completed undergraduate schooling at Concordia College of Moorhead, MN and graduate schooling at Florida State University of Tallahassee, FL.  I hold a Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance and a Masters Degree in Music Therapy.

I most recently spent a year teaching as a full-time, temporary faculty member in the music department at Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania. I taught private and group piano lessons as well as fundamental music courses.

In regards to piano instruction, I have experience teaching both children and adultsOverall, I have 10 years of teaching experience.

Additionally, I have previously accompanied choirs, as well as solo vocalists and instrumentalists.  I have also served positions as both church pianist and organist.

I am a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC), and have provided music therapy services for a variety of populations, most extensively with adults and adolescents in the inpatient psychiatric setting.  Most recently, I was employed as a music therapist within the Creative & Expressive Arts Therapies department at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA.

To contact me about piano lessons or any accompanist needs, e-mail me at petterson.tom@gmail.com or call 850-591-1946.


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