Peter started studying music at age 10. He took oboe lessons at the New England Conservatory of Music and studied music theory and composition at M.I.T. He played in numerous groups in the Boston area throughout graduate school. He then gave up playing music to pursue his love of cave exploring and a career as a research professor in sub-atomic physics. He is now semi-retired from physics, and has taken up playing the oboe again, as well as learning the flute. He lives full time in Ocean View, and plays in the local Kau Band.