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 ...


About Pieces From A Distant Land, Series I

I initially conceived of Pieces from a Distant Land as a set of relatively easy-to-perform tonal pieces in response to a request by my mother in the early 1980’s for such a collection of pieces. At first these occurred to me in the manner of short single movement works from the Romantic Period, similar to Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words and Chopin’s Nocturnes or Preludes. Over time the concept evolved into something more personal and extended beyond the Romantic character piece model. Distant Land was meant to evoke none other than the tonal landscape of my youth and early training. As the series of pieces evolved over time, the title came to reflect a more personal story to be told over three volumes, or Series, of these Pieces. The total Series (I, II, III) describe a stylistic journey from my early tonal creative work in Series I, through more advanced tonality and experimentation in Series II, to a mature avant-garde voice in Series III which integrates elements of both traditional and experimental styles and techniques.  
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