Peter Shannon is a professional pianist and music educator based in Southern California. He is dedicated to making music a rewarding experience for his students and listeners.
Peter received his bachelor’s degree in music from Stanford University, and his Master of Music degree from California State University, Northridge. He is also the creator and developer of SeeMusic, an app that transforms the individual notes of a live performance into a dynamic visual.
As a soloist, Peter has performed internationally in the United States, France, Italy, and Lithuania. In 2011, he played at the Fontainebleau Festival in France, where he received a diploma in piano performance. Through the ICPA program (International Certificate for Piano Artists), he focused on refining his technique with artists such as Philippe Entremont, Jean-Philippe Collard, and Jerome Lowenthal. In 2012, Peter was presented in a solo recital in Paris by the Association France-Amériques.
Peter also enjoys working as a collaborative pianist and music director. He has worked frequently with the ballet, performing as rehearsal pianist and soloist with Stanford Cardinal Ballet and SFSU University Dance Theater. He was invited to participate in a National Endowment for the Arts Grant project in 2011, performing the Goldberg Variations as part of Brenda Way’s “Investigating Grace.” In 2017, he music directed Pasek and Paul’s "Edges" at the Valley Performing Arts Center. He has served as the pianist at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, and is passionate about performing outreach events at local churches, hospitals, and community centers.