is an acclaimed jazz pianist, composer, arranger and educator. His touring career has taken him to six continents numerous times. In addition to touring regularly with five-time Grammy award winner Dianne Reeves and three time Grammy award winner Christian McBride, Peter tours with his trio on a regular basis.

Peter has deep roots in Jazz education, having studied at the Julliard under Martin Canin and then in New Orleans with Ellis Marsalis. Peter was a member of the faculty of Jazz Music at Northwestern University and at Southeast Illinois University in Edwardsville.  Peter has has the honor of playing for President Obama on two occasions at the White House.

Several years ago, Peter started a video podcast called 2-Minute Jazz Piano which is a top music education podcast in iTunes. At the request of piano players around the world, Peter started this online jazz piano lessons site to focus on long form lessons.

I consider myself a connoisseur of online lessons and Open Studio provides some of the very best I’ve found.

Jack M.

Current Member

Peter Martin’s artistry is nothing short of extraordinary. To sing with him is sublime – To listen to him play is a transcendent experience.

Dianne Reeves

Five time Grammy Award winner

An unbelievable musician with a unique kind of charisma. Not just the technical competence, but the deep kind of penetrating insight into music.

Wynton Marsalis

Nine time Grammy Award winner



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