Teaching Artist (Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano)
Adam Peterson started playing the viola in orchestra and singing in choir in 4 th Grade and has loved sharing music with others ever since. After graduating from Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe, AZ in 2012, Adam went to Arizona State University to get a degree in Music Education. Before graduating in 2016, Adam interned and student taught with Dr. Jaime Johnson, another current SOUNDS teacher! Adam taught in the Mesa Public School District until he was no longer able to do so safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. In his 4+ years with Mesa Public Schools, Adam taught mostly elementary orchestra, but also taught elementary choir and general music during his first year of teaching. Adam also has 8+ years of experience teaching private lessons and has always been a strong advocate for expanding equitable music education to students of diverse and underserved backgrounds. Adam is very excited to be working with SOUNDS Academy where he can do his part in helping Students Open Up New Doors with Strings.