Pete Weise is one of our inaugural instructors, joining our staff in 2011 with an outstanding resume. Pete was a seasoned faculty member of the renowned National Guitar Workshop and has been a featured contributor for Premier Guitar magazine. He attended the prestigious University of North Texas where he received his B.M. and M.M. in Jazz Performance. While at UNT he studied with Fred Hamilton, Jimi Tunnell, John McLean, Jeff Andrews, Brad Shepik, Oz Noy and Dave Fiuczynski. Pete currently is an Associate Professor of Jazz Guitar at Collin College.
Pete works well with ages 12 & up. His teaching environment is structured, disciplined, and productive for students working towards a higher level of musicianship. He offers beginning to advanced guitar lessons for all styles specializing in music theory, improvisation, composition, and arrangement. Pete is an excellent choice for high school and college music students seeking an instructor to assist them with audition prep and for working musicians looking to improve their live performance skills.
Pete is a well-recognized performer and studio musician in the DFW area. He can be seen multiple times weekly performing with his own band and other well-known artists in Dallas’s most popular venues. Pete has released 3 CD’s, “Masch Branch”, “Love The Music”, and “Salome’s Blues”, all featuring some of the world’s greatest jazz instrumentalists.
Pete is available for lessons on Wednesdays and Thursday.