Peter Hostage Music Lessons

Peter Hostage Music Lessons

4.8Excellent(6 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


I provide professional, private music lessons with a personalized, individual approach. I have a patient, supportive attitude to help encourage a passion for learning music. I recieved my musical education at Berklee College of Music 1978-82, and by performing throughout New England playing jazz, blues, rock, country, classical and more for over 40 years. I have taught over 600 students over the last 30 years teaching children and adults in Southern NH. Many of my students have remained with me for years. I am the author of "The Piano Guide Book," a method for adult beginners, and "The Eye & Ear Book for Guitar."

I enjoy playing music and seeing the joy in my students as they improve their abilities on their instrument. I especially like it when a student has that look on their faces of excitement when they first "get" how to do something or understand something!


Hired 8 times
1 employee
27 years in business
Serves Londonderry , NH
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Paypal

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Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Recommendations available

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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  • Reviews

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    Terry B.

    I really enjoyed my lessons with Peter. He was very informative and made it easy to understand
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    June 04, 2020
    Hired on Lessons

    Laura P.

    May 25, 2020
    Hired on Lessons

    Linda H.

    I like his patience! It’s also great that he keeps me on track with my timing and suggests easier alternative ways to play difficult fingering positions on the guitar.
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    April 22, 2020

    Dave C.

    Peter is probably one of the most patient people I know. Im 58 years old and get frustrated when I try to do something and It doesnt click. Peter has been very patient and helps me keep a positive attitude. Hell go over something as many times as I want until I get it. Hes pushes me enough so I want to keep going. Hes very encouraging and personal. Hes a great teacher and you can tell he wants to share his talent with others. Hes a treats you as a friend and not as a customer or business associate. I would and will recommend Peter to anyone who wants to learn how to play an instrument at any age.
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    April 21, 2020

    Vivian C.

    Two of my girls are taking lesson with Peter. Peter is a very good instructor, very patient and make it very enjoyable for the girls to learn. They love Peter and I would highly recommend him as a music teacher.
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    April 21, 2020

    Roland P.

    Peter makes me feel very comfortable. There is no stress, and he works at a pace that works best for me, all the while reinforcing areas that need improvement.
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    April 20, 2020

    Frequently asked questions

    First I find out what level the student is currently at, and what musical direction/style the student wants to learn. The first lesson gives the student an idea of my teaching style, and then they can be sure if the student and my teaching approach is a good fit.

    I attended Berklee College of Music 1978-1982; performed professionally throughout New England for over 40 years. I am the author of music instruction books for guitar and piano.
    Lessons are $30 per half hour, and the first lesson is free.
    After finishing music school, I began teaching at music stores in the area, then built my home teaching studio in 1996.
    I work with children and adults, and have taught students from age 5 to 89. I teach all levels, beginner to advanced.
    Look for someone with patience and empathy, who understands that learning an instrument can be difficult, especially at the very beginning.

    Services offered

    Bass Guitar
    Music Theory