Department of Music

Peter Meyer

Peter Meyer received a B.M. in music therapy from the University of Minnesota in 2004. Mr. Meyer received his M.A. in music therapy from St. Mary-of the-Woods College in 2008. Pending the completion of his dissertation, Meyer will soon earn a Ph.D. in Music Therapy from Temple University.

He has presented at the American Music Therapy Association's (AMTA) Great Lakes, Western and Midwestern Regions. Mr. Meyer has presented on music therapy at the Huntington's Disease Society of America's national conference. He actively serves AMTA in a number of capacities. He has been on the assembly of delegates since 2010 and has served on the Standards of Clinical Practice committee since 2013.

Peter has been a professional guitar player over twenty years. During this time he has taught private and group lessons. He has studied guitar with W.C. Handy award winners Paul Rishell, Ronnie Earl and John Cephas. He has shared the stage with Deanna Bograt, James Cotton, Roomful of Blues, Ronnie Earl and W.C. Clark.

He authored the book Guitar Skills for Music Therapists and Music Educators and contributed to the International Dictionary of Music Therapy. He works clinically as a music therapist in an acute psychiatric setting at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

In addition to his clinical work, he is currently teaching guitar, percussion and improvisation at St. Mary of the Woods College, guitar and music therapy at St. Cloud State University, clinical improvisation at Wartburg and world music at Augsburg College.