Peter Pupping, guitar, bass and music theory instructor,
music career consultant, recording artist, performer
I started both teaching and performing at an early age. After college I directed the Mira Costa College guitar program for 12 years. I wrote much of the course curriculum for guitar at Mira Costa College that is still in use today. I’ve been teaching privately for 35+ years and have enjoyed guiding many students into full time careers in music and helping those who are looking for a great hobby find success in playing music. At the height of my performing career I stopped teaching at Mira Costa College and took a break from teaching for five years to perform full time and then returned to teaching. I am still performing today with my band “The Peter Pupping Band” and as a soloist. I’ve recorded 18 albums and produced 6 others over the past 25 years on the GuitarSounds label. I currently teach privately at my studio in Encinitas, California where I keep a roster of 25 to 30 students of all ages. I also founded and have been directing the Encinitas Guitar Orchestra for beginning through advanced students for the last fourteen years.
I love all music and have very eclectic taste. I've studied and taught classical, jazz, world music, rock and pop and have recorded music in all of these genres. I love exposing students to a wide variety of music and am also glad to focus on preferred styles.
Bachelor's and Master's of music degrees (1989) were earned from San Diego State University where I studied with Robert Wetzel, Brian Kilmer and Celin Romero of the internationally known Los Romero's Guitar Quartet. Additionally, I also participated in master classes with Pepe Romero, Christopher Parkening and Scott Tennant. My traditional classical guitar focus was broadened through jazz studies with saxophonist Charles McPhearson, bassist Gunner Biggs and pianists Art Resnick, Ivar Antonsen, guitarists Andy Riley, Peter Sprague and Bill Coleman.