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Simply Music Student – Peter Amstalden

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If your feet aren’t tapping and your jaw hasn’t dropped when you hear Peter Amstalden play a rag, you just weren’t listening. To hear this self-effacing fourteen-year-old play is as inspiring as it is to hear him speak about his experience as a music student. It may not have hurt to have had a dad who teaches Simply Music, but the main reason Peter has gone as far as he has is his great attitude and plain old hard work.

Peter and his father Ernest chatted with Ray Nelson. Listen to the conversation below, and make sure you watch the video of one of his performances at age thirteen.