About Alice

Alice Peterson has been a private piano teacher since January 2000. She has been connecting people with music for several additional decades. Her varied experience includes developing and teaching introductory classical music workshops for children, teaching home school music, working with church youth choirs, daycare music and movement classes, teaching private lessons at Greater Portland Christian School and developing and teaching adult recreational piano groups for over a decade as a collaboration with Portland Adult Education.

Her current studio, the JOY IN MUSIC Piano Studio, consists of a small focused group of children and teens and a large number of adult students. Some started as total beginners at the piano; others are refreshing their skills after some years away.  Alice sees music as a gift from God meant for all, not only for specialists, and delights in helping people develop confidence and discover the joy in making music.  It's not a race, it's a journey is her favorite phrase.

 Alice started piano study at age eight, continuing into adulthood. She returned to college as an adult specifically for music education training. During the last decade, she has attended several national teacher's conferences focusing on adult recreational piano approaches, and as a result, the studio's adult recreational piano program is thriving.

Alice teaches  year round. Her approach is to encourage JOY in making music, to teach the sequential SKILLS necessary to play music, and inspire CONFIDENCE in approaching music.  Alice supplements her formal education through personal study and by attending regional and national piano pedagogy conferences. She is a member of the Maine Music Teachers' Association and the National Music Teachers' Association, and a founder and board member of the  Southern Maine Music Teachers' Association. 

You may contact Alice at alicejpeterson@yahoo.com

or by texting or calling (207)210-4214.


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