Peter Dickson Lopez


  • Not only is he enormously talented and endlessly patient but also and above all contagiously enthusiastic when it comes to music.
  • Dr. Lopez is wonderfully friendly, witty, sincere and a caring human being. His personality is delightful. He is sensitive, flexible, respectful and admired by parents, students, and peers.
  • He developed a great rapport with the students and with the parents. The students showed excellent progress under his direction.
  • He is a very progressive, patient, and effective teacher that the kids enjoy.
  • [Peter] has been extremely patient with [our daughter]. She only has access to practice on a piano every other week and Peter has modified his teachings to accommodate her limitations.
  • My daughter has developed her skills both playing the piano and in terms of the theory side and thoroughly enjoys her lessons with Peter. He goes above and beyond.
  • Peter does not only have an extensive knowledge of music but he also knows how to integrate the theoretical aspect with the practical one.
  • [Peter] is enthusiastic and can pick out the needs of each child quickly. My husband was very impressed with how positive he is with the kids.
  • Mr. Lopez is ... a very accomplished pianist who knows how to translate talent into educating his students. He is also a very understanding and approachable person.
  • Peter really knows how to relate to children, recognize their individual strengths/weaknesses and motivate them in their piano study.
  • Peter is a GREAT TUTOR. He is very patient and knowledgeable.
  • He is a great mentor and really cares and thinks from my perspective.
  • Great Tutor for Finale Keyboard Interfacing and Recording ... (September, 2013)
  • Thank you for all your patience ...
  • We are truly fortunate to have met you ... You are the best!
  • Thank you for being such a supportive teacher ...

Published on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I Feel a Storm in the Air

Poem written at Tanglewood on August 8, 1979

I Feel a Storm in the Air
A wild passivity
     winds its way through the very chill
                 -- bone of my soul --
In kinetic stasis
     telling the leaves, "Flow and Flutter,
                                for soon thy time is come."
And yet, such music
     seems at once so out of place:
                                 "Just let nature be and then
                                   we ourselves are let free."
                          Unconscionable outrage?
Not ever so ...
                                                 Only t'is the wind
                                          in all its fury
                                    telling us mortals
Yes, it is beautiful,
                            even this, our storm.
                                    (Tanglewood, August 8, 1979)
So, the title of "Sinfonia" transformed shall be,
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A Two Year's Journal

Based on writings by the composer during his Paris sojourn from 1976-1978.
I started this journal during the Paris years from 1976-1978, but I have continued to make entries from time to time thereafter. My Online Diary is a kind of extension of this journal. I have decided to publish various writings from the original two years in Paris when I started the journal.

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