Chris PetersonLower, Middle, and Upper School Music and Director of After School Music
Chris teaches music in all three divisions and runs the after school music program.
Classes include Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten music, fourth and fifth grade jazz bands, Middle School Jazz Ensemble, guitar and ukulele in Middle School and Upper School, and music technology, Modern Music Band, and improvisation for instrumentalists in Upper School. As Director of After School Music, Chris coordinates lessons for individual students.
Chris is experienced in playing guitar, bass, and banjo in various rock, blues, and jazz bands. After college, he worked as a music copyist for the film music industry (The Simpsons, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, among others).
In 2020, Chris presented “The Process Based Jazz Program” at the Jazz Education Network with Park colleagues Maeve Royce and Adele Dinerstein.
Chris has a B.M. in Contemporary Writing and Production from the Berklee College of Music, and earned a credential in teaching music from California State Dominguez Hills. He received Kodály Certification from Colorado State University. Chris and fellow music department member Yazmine Fleming are the parents of a Park student in the Class of 2030.Back to Faculty & Staff Directory